The History of Whatcom County Fire District 7

For years fire departments have prided themselves on being the best out there. WCFD7 is no exception to that statement. We love to share the stories of what we have accomplished and what we have lost over the years. After every call or major event, we share the stories not because we have to, but because we love to.  That is because we all take pride in what we do. Over the months and years, the stories are told again with a new twist, limited information, or by someone else that was there to give a new perspective.

Eventually, these stories disappear and are only known by the few that were actually there. Then eventually the storytellers themselves are gone forever and the true meaning or feeling of that event is lost.

I believe that a historian is not just an individual that collects and records data, but preserves those memories and shares the deep history that is the foundation of the unique tradition of firefighting.

The goal, of the department's former historians Paramedic Chief Ben Russell and Paramedic Ryan Pavitt, was to share with you the creation and evolution of our department using a medium that can weave old technology with new. It is our hope that viewers will find these pages to be as much entertaining, as they will be informative.

We are proud of our diverse history and look forward to sharing our stories and more.

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