Thinking about becoming a firefighter? Rural 7 is always looking for volunteers to join the team. Please download the application and email to [email protected] or drop it off at Station 1, 327 W Brooks St in Goldendale.

Volunteer Fire Department 
  1. Volunteers
    Rural 7 has between 120 to 130 volunteers. Rural 7 is very thankful for all of the volunteers hard work and time they give to the department.
  2. Stations
    Rural 7 has 11 fire stations in the district.
  3. Rural 7 Fleet
    Rural 7 Fleet
    Rural 7 has a total of 37 fire apparatus.


On March 16, 1959 Rural 7 Fire Department filed with Klickitat County as Fire Protection District 7. The department started with appoximately 25 members, with Jack Blinn being the first to serve as the Fire Chief for the department. The Assistant Chief was Eldon McKune and the Commissioners were Irvin Robison, Ronald Roe, and Raliegh Largent.

The equipment obtained by Rural 7 consisted of only 5 trucks at the time but was efficient enough to do the job. Equipment included: 1 used 1938 Dodge 4x4 brush truck, 1 used 1942 International 4x4 brush truck and 3 1958 Jeep Willy cab over 4x4's. We still have one of these Jeeps at our main hall today. This Jeep is used for parades and special events.
Rural 7 Fire
327 W Brooks
Goldendale, WA 98620

Office Hours 8am-5pm M-F 
Email: [email protected]
Board of Commissioners

Jim Mulrony
Jane Lee
​Dave Ward

Fire Chief
Anthony Browning
Assistant Chief
Todd Kindler

1959 Wily FC70 Jeep purchased by the fire department in 1958 new.  This jeep was used to fight fire. It is now used by the district for parades.