Whatcom County’s Cascadia Rising Exercise After Action Report Now Available

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On June 7th and 8th of this year, Whatcom County participated in a multi-state disaster drill called Cascadia Rising. The After Action Report of the exercise can be found here. If updates to the After Action Report are necessary, they … Continue reading

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Full Burn Ban In Effect for Whatcom County Beginning 12:00 PM 8/18

WHATCOM COUNTY FIRE MARSHAL’S OFFICE NEWS RELEASE Dry conditions and increased fire danger will call for further burn restrictions. Whatcom County – Due to increasingly dry weather conditions, and the issuance of both a Fire Weather Watch and Red Flag … Continue reading

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Total Burn Ban In Effect for Lummi Island

Total Burn Ban In Effect for Lummi Island An outdoor burn ban is in effect beginning Tuesday, Aug. 16 as ordered by the Lummi Island Fire Department (Whatcom County Fire District 11), and will run at least until Sept. 29. … Continue reading

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Whatcom County Burn Restrictions Begins 0800 Tuesday July 26

WHATCOM COUNTY FIRE MARSHAL’S OFFICE NEWS RELEASE Dry conditions and summer weather will call for burn restrictions.   Whatcom County – Due to the warm weather conditions ahead and low fuel moisture levels, the Whatcom County Fire Marshal’s Office will … Continue reading

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Fireworks Information For Whatcom County

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As we approach the 4th of July and fireworks displays, it is important to remember fire ordinances and regulations for your area of residence.  Below is a collection of fireworks related information for our area: Whatcom County Fire Marshall’s Office … Continue reading

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Cascadia Rising – Large Scale Earthquake and Tsunami Exercise Recap – June 2016

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For a brief recap of the events of the Cascadia Rising Exercise on June 7 and 8, City of Bellingham Emergency Manager Paul Gazdik talks lessons learned with a video put together by BTV.

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Mt. Baker – Our Active Volcano In Whatcom County

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Last month, we were reminded about the active volcano in our backyard by the May 25 debris flow that occurred on the Mt. Baker Boulder Glacier. Though fascinating scientifically, the debris flow doesn’t pose a threat to any of our … Continue reading

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Point Roberts Fire District #5 Receives Simulated Medical Supplies From Washington National Guard

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As part of the four-day Cascadia Rising earthquake drill, Whatcom County Fire District #5 located at Point Roberts, received simulated medical supplies that were flown to the remote and isolated peninsula by a Washington National Guard helicopter on Thursday afternoon, … Continue reading

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Cascadia Rising Exercise Tests Whatcom County Resilience

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Cascadia Rising was the largest, most complex disaster simulation ever undertaken in Whatcom County. For more than 32 hours, 600 people from 92 organizations dealt with the effects of a simulated 9.0 earthquake and its resulting tsunami. Groups like Community … Continue reading

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Are You Prepared for An Earthquake?

Are you prepared for a major earthquake? A resulting tsunami? Days of aftershocks, some as large as the original earthquake? Living along an active faultline requires each of us to be prepared to take care of ourselves and our families … Continue reading

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