KVRF provides fire suppression, rescue, advanced life support (ALS) and basic life support (BLS) response and ambulance transport (including inter-facility transport), fire prevention, code enforcement, hazardous material response and fire investigation, KVFR services approximately 278 square miles with a population of about 28,500, with a student population of approximately 9,500 when Central Washington University is in session. The area covered is a mixture of micro-urban, suburban, rural, and wild land interface. The District is staffed and equipped for response to fires, rescues, motor vehicle accidents, and medical emergencies. The District shares boundaries and responds with mutual aid to US Forest Service (USFS), Department of Natural Resources (DNR), Bureau of Land Management (BLM), the Yakima Firing Center (a Department of Defense Facility) as well as City of Kittitas and Kittitas County Fire District #1.
KVFR is a combination Department consisting of thirty career firefighters split into three different shifts, approximately seventy volunteer firefighters, twelve reserve firefighters, and nine resident firefighters. There are five Fire Commissioners, a Fire Chief, and a Deputy Fire Chief, a Prevention Captain, a Training Captain and four office support staff. The District has two fire stations that are staffed by career personnel twenty-four hours a day. There are also nine volunteer stations throughout the District.