Fire District No. 7 is a combination department with 47 career employees and 65 volunteers. The district covers 75 square miles in and around the City of Ferndale. We currently have six fire stations utilizing 24 pieces of fire and EMS equipment. The district has career staffing at three of these stations, 24-hours a day, supplemented by the dedicated volunteers who are assigned to all six stations. The Fire District provides fire suppression services, hazardous materials response along with Basic Life Support and Advanced Life Support EMS service. In 2016 the district answered 4430 calls for service. The number of calls for service has been increasing steadily since the early 1990s.
The district is involved heavily in the community and participates in several events in and around the City of Ferndale. Last year, more than 1600 hours of “volunteer” time was spent at community events raising awareness of not only fire and personal safety, but other community needs as well.
The men and women of Whatcom County Fire District 7 have been proudly serving the Ferndale community since 1957. For more information, please check out our website at www.wcfd7.org or like us on Facebook.