Whatcom Co. Emergency Mangment Council Meeting

(Bellingham, WASH) Members of the Whatcom County Emergency Management Council will be meeting today at the Whatcom Unified Emergency  Coordination Center. The Council meets at noon to vote on the budget for the Whatcom County Sheriff’s Office Division of Emergency Management budget for fiscal years 2015-16.Council membership is made up of …

The Open House Was a Success

The ribbon officially opening the Whatcom Unified Emergency Coordination Center has been cut. The cake was cut and consumed. Thanks to all our partners and supporters who made this facility a reality and today a joyous occasion.

Open House – Friday, July 18th

  You are invited to attend the Whatcom Unified Emergency Coordination Center Open House 3888 Sound Way, Bellingham, WA Friday, July 18, 2014 10:00 Gathering 10:15 Welcome and Remarks  ~Whatcom County Executive Jack Louws ~Bellingham Mayor Kelli Linville ~Whatcom County Sheriff Bill Elfo ~Bellingham Fire Chief, Bill Newbold ~Port of …

New EOC More Than a “Big Room”

(Bellingham, WASH) As the new Whatcom Unified Emergency Coordination Center prepares for its open house this week, many viewers have stated, “Wow .. .why is it so big?” At 24,000 sq feet, the building is expansive. This footage is used for the Whatcom Unified Emergency Management offices, and possibly the …

Which Energy Companies Collaborative with Locals?

(Whatcom  County, WASH) With numerous energy companies with infrastructure in Whatcom County, Whatcom Unified Emergency Management has been asked on numerous occasions, “who collaborates best with the local first responder community?” This question runs the gambit of possible responses and has a strong flavoring based on which company is asked …

Lummi Island Ferry Emergency Outage

                (Lummi Island, WASH) Whatcom County Public Works would like to inform the public that emergency repairs to the Whatcom Chief are needed.  All work is anticipated to take place during the night hours of Tuesday, July 8. The 10:00 p.m. run from Lummi …

Lummi Island Safety Fair 2014

(Lummi Island, WASH) There is only one place in June  that you can meet Smokey the Bear, play in foam, learn CPR, watch helicopters land/ take off and eat all the hotdogs you can hold. It is the Lummi Island Safety Fair on Lummi Island. Whatcom County Sheriff’s Office is …

RAIL CARS & WHATCOM CO. READINESS

(Whatcom County, WASH) Over the last year and a half, Whatcom Unified Emergency Management is often asked what the possible risks are associated with the increase of rail traffic in Whatcom County. “Special interest groups and the media have put a lot of information out there about the increase in rail traffic; some of it correct …

Power Outage Update for Bellingham

(Bellingham, WA)  Puget Sound Energy (PSE) reports that PSE crews have been able to restore power to most of the customers in Bellingham. Around 500 customers still without power as they continue to make repairs. Estimated restoration time is 4:45 p.m.

Power Out in Bellingham

(Bellingham, WA)  Puget Sound Energy reports that a circuit outage is impacting approximately 1800 customers in the Bellingham area.  It appears to be due to a logger felling a tree into a power line. The outage is impacting two elementary schools in the area.