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About Us

Message From The Chief

Kirk Sheppard

For over 20 years now I've served as Fire Chief for Grant County Fire District 7 and it has truly been my pleasure. Our Department is made up of all volunteers which I have the greatest respect for. They give up so much to help the community they protect. In the middle of the day or night when called each gives what time they can to help you, our community. We respond when called for everything from house fire, car wrecks, lost people to sick people and everything in between. The need is always there and answered by the volunteers. We cover some 155 square miles with a population of over 4,500 people during the winter months to more than 10,000 during the summer months. When you call 911 its the worst time of your life; house on fire, grandma fell, child is sick, can't breath or "my smoke alarm is making a chirping sound and I don't know why". We come to you to help in any way that we can, to show you that we, your neighbors care; we put out the fire, we help grandma or your child get to the hospital if needed and we change the battery in your smoke detector. The men and women of the department are your neighbors, they have all made the choice to volunteer to help their community. Please remember the next time they come what they have given up to help you in your time of need. A simple "Thank you" goes a long way, and if YOU have the drive to help, think about what it means to volunteer; to be a firefighter or an EMT. Think about how you can help your community, your neighbors or your friends and family.


The District 7 Fire Department is 100% volunteers. This means that whenever there is a Fire (structural or wild land), Traffic incident or a Medical call a volunteer leaves his family and answers the call. Some of the members have specific reasons why they volunteer but they all have in common the desire to help and server the community. It takes a lot of dedication and commitment to answer a call at 2am to help a complete stranger. Countless hours go into training to provide the community with the best care that we can possibly deliver.

The department is made up of members who come from all different walks of life and many different backgrounds. We are always looking for new members who would like to obtain the first responder experience and who want to serve the community.  

"We Serve, To Save".

Would you like to Volunteer? Find out how.
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