Meet The Chief

Welcome to Yakima County Fire District #4, the East Valley Fire Department (EVFD).  We are an organization filled with a rich history and pride in exceptional service to our community.

As a full-service fire department, the EVFD provides Basic Life Support and fire suppression to the communities of Terrace Heights, Moxee and unincorporated areas of Yakima County East of the river, with a combination of 24 hour/365-day career staff and several highly trained and dedicated volunteers. Staffed out of two stations, one in Terrace Heights (4007 Commonwealth Dr.) and one in Moxee (2003 Beaudry Rd.), as well as a volunteer response station located in downtown Moxee, the EVFD is poised for rapid response to fire and medical emergencies throughout the district.

The East Valley is a growing community which is vibrant and progressive. Along with growth comes an increase in call volume for the EVFD, which has in effect caused us to grow with it.  With support from our community, we provide excellent equipment and extremely competent responders to mitigate the emergencies we are called to.

The mission statement of the EVFD states: “The East Valley Fire Department is always striving to provide exceptional customer service in a dynamic and growing community through leadership, training, public education, preparedness and stewardship of our resources.”  It is with this focus we move into the future with consistent steps forward, keeping our vision focused on professional service to the community.

As the Fire Chief of the EVFD I bring several decades of experience to the table. My career started as a volunteer firefighter in 1984.  I served as a volunteer firefighter and officer for 25 years while farming dryland wheat, and then managing a resort on the Columbia River as my primary occupation for several years.  In 2008 I was hired as the full-time career Training Officer at Grant County Fire District #3, headquartered in Quincy, WA.  In 2020 I was brought on as the Fire Chief of the East Valley Fire Department, and humbly serve the community which my wife and I live in.  We are proud to be part of this great community

Please take time to visit our website to learn more about what makes the East Valley Fire Department great.

If you have questions, comments, concerns or ideas, please don’t hesitate to call us at (509) 457-8615.

Dale E. Hille

Fire Chief

Yakima County Fire District #4

East Valley Fire Department