Fire Chief Gary Russell

We have a lot to be thankful for living here in the Pacific Northwest. Beautiful scenery, mild climate, and friendly neighbors surround us in our everyday activities. So I encourage all of you to take a moment and enjoy what we all share with each other.

My hopes are that you have a safe and wonderful winter with your family and friends. We have a lot of new and exciting changes as our District continues to flourish.

I would personally like to thank all of our volunteers and career staff for their time, hard work and dedication. We could not do it without you.

In addition, I would like to welcome our newest members:

Probationary Firefigher/EMT Matt Sweet, Larry Nelson, Nick Karsetter, and Josh Zandstra


Our Mission

Whatcom County Fire District Seven pledges to provide trained personnel, apparatus, equipment and facilities to meet the publics request for fire, emergency medical services, hazardous materials and disaster response, and to promote fire prevention, safety, medical education and enforcement of life safety codes.

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Fire Commissioner Meetings

Held every second Thursday of each month at 3:00 pm at Station 41.

Located at 2020 Washington Street in Ferndale


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