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Hello, my name is Jonathan, I began my medic career when I was searching for a much needed life change. I had been told that the fire service is an incredible place for those who love to serve others, work with peers that share same interests, and become part of a dynamic work environment.

Following my successful completion of the Whatcom County Fire Academy, I found myself seeking for more.


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


Initially, the thought of becoming an EMT scared the daylights out of me, because I wasn't sure how I would respond in that kind of emergency setting. During my Bellingham Technical College EMT course, I realized that my brain is actually geared toward functioning in that role. It wasn't long after, I wanted to pursue the next step of becoming a medic. With the moral support of my peers, family and friends I moved to Eastern Washington to attend medic school, returned and finished my county protocol test to become District 7's tenth firefighter/medic.

At the age of thirty, 2015 has been seasoned with many exciting events. The newest is my accepted proposal from my finance Katelin, and my pinning of my paramedic caduceus. I love the fire service, and look forward to serving in this great calling. I believe that in the service of others, there is no task too small. As a member of the team, I am confident that our diversity will foster our success.


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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