• Interruption of Regular Board of Commissioners Meeting
    We apologize for the interruption and technical difficulty during the regular Board of Commissioners meeting.  A power failure at one of the stations caused a problem with the live event feed.  It is back up and running and no part of the meeting was conducted without the public feed.

    However, public comments are not being recorded.  If you have public comments you would like to include for this meeting or for the commission to be aware of, please email those comments to info@swrfa.org and state your full name and address in the email.

    We are sorry for any inconvenience, and thank you for your patience.

    Posted Jun 11, 2020, 4:16 PM by Mitch Nolze
  • Notice of Board Fire Commission Work Session - June 11, 2020







    There will be a Board Work Session of the South Whatcom Fire Authority Board of Fire Commissioners


    Thursday, June 11, 2020

    2:00 – 3:00 p.m.


    Virtual Online Meeting=

    The purpose of the work session is for continued discussion on Capital Facilities Planning Process and long term operational objectives.


    Regularly scheduled Board Meetings for 2020 shall be on the following dates and held at the Geneva Station, 4518 Cable Street, at 3 p.m. Any changes of date, time, or location are posted at all fire stations.


                                      2020 Regular Board Meeting Dates


    Thursday, January 16

    Thursday, February 13

    Thursday, March 12

    Thursday, April 16

    Thursday, May 14

    Thursday, June 11

    Thursday, July 16

    Thursday, August 13

    Thursday, September 10

    Thursday, October 15

    Thursday, November 12 (Public Hearing)

    Thursday, November 12

    Thursday, December 10






    2050 Lake Whatcom Blvd.

    Bellingham, WA  98229

    (360) 676-8080      

    Fax (360) 734-0437

    Email: info@swrfa.org

    Posted Jun 11, 2020, 4:39 PM by Mitch Nolze
  • Removal of some limitations of Public Access to our Facilites

    As Whatcom County is now approved to be in Phase 2 of the Governor’s Safe Start Plan, we at SWFA will also begin to loosen the constraints of public access to our facilities.  Beginning on Monday June 8, lobby access to our stations for the purpose of receiving information and assistance as well as requests for public information will resume.  The use of masks is strongly encouraged to be used within our public space, but not required if the duration of occupation is limited to 5 minutes or less.  If the duration of occupying our facility is greater than 5 minutes, then all persons occupying the space shall be required to wear a mask. 

    During phase 2, access to our meeting rooms for public use is still not allowed, even for groups of 5 or less.  Only after we enter phase 3 as a County will we then make our meeting rooms available for group use following the guidance recommended by health officials and the safe start plan provisions. 

    A friendly reminder to everyone, that if you are sick, please remain home, wash your hands often, maintain physical distancing of 6 feet from people outside your household when possible, and wearing a mask in public is effective at minimizing the spread of the virus. 

    I wish to thank everyone for their commitment to minimize the spread of the virus, as the efforts our community has made are tangible and identifiable.

    Rod Topel, Fire Chief

    Posted Jun 5, 2020, 1:51 PM by Rod Topel
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