PSE Scam Alert

Beware of recent scams targeting Puget Sound Energy (PSE) customers and businesses within Whatcom County. Scam artists claiming to be from PSE, or another utility, continue to target residents & business owners. Fraudulent callers threaten to shut off electricity or phone service and demand immediate payment for a past due …

Governor’s Letter to Whatcom IMT& SAR Members

To the 27 Whatcom Unified Incident Management Team Members, SAR volunteers, and City/County/ Tribal employees that volunteered to serve at the SR 530 Landslide, we would like to share the following letter. It came to WUEM& DEM/Bellingham OEM as the host agency that deployed you, but it goes out to all …

BNSF Clossing Down Turkington Road

The Railroad Crossing on Turkington Rd, Acme will be closed, Wed, Aug. 13 at 6:00am thru Fri. Aug 15 , 6:00am. Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railroad (BNSF) will be closing the railroad crossings at Turkington Rd. for repairs. This closure applies to all traffic including school buses and emergency vehicles. …

Road Work in the County

The Whatcom County Public Works Department wishes to inform the public that the following roads are scheduled for chip seal Monday, August 11th and Tuesday, August 12th between the hours of 6:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m. Pangborn Van Buren Trapline Halverstick Hammer Kragt It is requested the public use alternate …

Border Collaboration Flying High

(Abbotsford, B.C.-Canada) The Abbotsford Air show will kick off this Friday and run through Sunday , the 10th. The air show is located at the Abbotsford Airfield, across the border from Sumas, Washington. With a long record of great shows, and a stellar safety record, most people don’t realize the …

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 …