Celebrate Safely during 4th of July Holiday

(Whatcom County, WA) Especially due to the unusually dry weather conditions, the Whatcom County Fire Marshal’s Office wants to remind all County residents to celebrate safely and responsibly during this 4th of July holiday. If you are planning on using your own fireworks, use only legal consumer fireworks and only …

Celebrate legally and safely on Independence Day

In response to community concerns about illegal fireworks, the Bellingham Fire and Police departments are once again planning for education and enforcement activities to ensure a safe and legal Independence Day.  It is important for our residents to understand that it is illegal to possess or use fireworks within the …

May is Volcano Awareness Month

. This is a great time learn more about Mt. Baker .Mt. Baker lies approximately 30 miles east of Bellingham. Whatcom County is also close to Glacier Peak. Both are active volcanoes with a history of eruptions. Volcanoes present multiple threats and much of the impact is dictated by weather …

Earthquakes and CPODs

People are asking what would happen if a Nepal type earth quake happened in Whatcom County? On April 28th members of the Community Points of Distribution system (CPODs) participated in a table top exercise that simulated the activation of the feeding stations, after an earthquake. What is a Point of …

Kendall, Glacier, and Mt. Baker Folks-Pass It On!

On February 19, 2015, at the East Whatcom Regional Resource Center (8251 Kendall Rd, Maple Falls, WA) from 6:30 pm – 8:30 PM, the public is invited to attend the State Highway 542 Realignment Project update, and disaster preparedness meeting for Kendall and Glacier. Speakers from WSDOT, Whatcom County Public …