Public Service Announcement


On May 31st, 2016 the Whatcom County Council passed an ordinance placing a 6-year, 29.5 cent Emergency Medical services (EMS) levy before the voters on November 8th, 2016. The 29.5 cent levy rate supports the programmatic, administrative, and fiscal proposals contained in the EMS Plan developed by the Whatcom County EMS Funding Work Group, and is the rate that the EMS Executive Oversight Board endored in April 2016. The levy is estimated to support the EMS system of approximately $46 million in services over the next six years. This will cost the average homeowner, who owns a $250,000 home, $74 a year.

The Whatcom County EMS system serves Bellingham, Ferndale, Lynden, Blaine, Everson, Nooksack, Sumas and all of unincorporated Whatcom County.

We encourage all residents of Whatcom County to ask questions, and educate themselves before November 8th, 2016. For more information click anywhere on this post.

Thank you for your time.


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 Ryan Munday, Peter Smith and Probationary Medic/Firefighters Jonathan Oliveira, Dan Welk, and Scott Painter


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.

Fire Commissioner Meeting Notes

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FREE Community Classes

Learn CPR!

Get your AHA CPR Heartsaver card

For State and County Burn Ban

Information call

(360) 778-5903

Fire Commissioner Meetings

Thursday October 13th, 2016 meeting begins at 3 pm.

Agenda: Budget hearing for reviewing 2017 budget and any tax increase with regular District business




Fire Commissioner Meeting Agendas

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