Special Meeting Scheduled

posted Jun 17, 2017, 8:15 AM by Dave Ralston   [ updated Jun 17, 2017, 8:19 AM ]

Special Meeting Scheduled
Wednesday, June 21, 2017
9-2:00 p.m. Station 21, Geneva

The purpose of the special session is to approve payroll for the months of May and June. Also scheduled for the meeting is a board work session on long range planning.

Regularly scheduled monthly Board of Fire Commissioner meetings are held on the second Thursday of the month 3:00 p.m. at Geneva fire station #21. 4518 Cable Street Bellingham WA 98229

Resolution 2017-04 Amending Ambulance Transport Fees

posted May 8, 2017, 1:30 PM by Dave Ralston   [ updated May 8, 2017, 1:41 PM ]

The South Whatcom Board of Fire Commissioners have called for a Public Hearing on Thursday, May 11, 2017 3:00 p.m. at Station 21 Geneva to take citizen input on amending ambulance transport fees. 

Regularly scheduled monthly Board of Fire Commissioner meetings are held on the second Thursday of the month 3:00 p.m. at Geneva fire station #21. 4518 Cable Street Bellingham WA 98229

Application period now open for volunteer and resident positions.

posted Mar 23, 2017, 11:28 AM by Anthony Melillo

Application period for volunteer and resident positions now open, applications are due by close of business on April 21st, 2017.

Application documents can be found at the bottom of this page. Please contact us with any questions 


Board Work Session Scheduled

posted Mar 8, 2017, 9:39 PM by Dave Ralston   [ updated Mar 9, 2017, 9:26 PM ]

The Board of Fire Commissioners have scheduled a work session on Thursday, April 13, 2017, 2:00 p.m. at station 21, Geneva. The purpose of the work session is to have discussion on setting an agenda for long range planning.

2016 Winter Newsletter

posted Feb 5, 2016, 1:22 PM by Dave Ralston   [ updated Mar 17, 2016, 5:20 PM by Anthony Melillo ]

Resident Firefighter Applications Open

posted Aug 19, 2015, 4:13 PM by Dave Ralston   [ updated Aug 19, 2015, 4:22 PM ]

South Whatcom Fire Authority is currently accepting applications for resident firefighter. For further information about the duties of the position and resident agreement please click on the link below. For application information please go to the link Employment. 

Fitness Equipment Grant Award

posted Jul 13, 2015, 7:59 PM by Dave Ralston   [ updated Jul 13, 2015, 8:03 PM ]

South Whatcom Fire Authority is the 4th recipient of the $2500 “Strength Is Our Foundation” firefighter fitness equipment grant. The grant, awarded by 5-5-5 Fitness, provides a fitness equipment package to fire departments that lack access to existing facilities with the hopes of reducing the number of firefighter injuries and line of duty deaths.

South Whatcom Fire Authority serves the communities of Geneva, Sudden Valley, Yew Street, Lake Samish, and Chuckanut with five fire stations. A combination of career and volunteer members provide 24 hour staffing for responses to fire, emergency medical services and special rescue calls. The fitness equipment will be housed at two 24-hour staffed stations, Geneva and Samish Way. The fitness equipment will also be used at weekly Wednesday night workouts put on by department members who encourage all members to come workout together to build strength, endurance, and camaraderie.

5-5-5 Fitness and their partner, Again Faster Equipment, provided South Whatcom Fire Authority with two 45lb. Olympic barbells, 370lbs. in weightlifting plates, a gymnastics ring package, 53lb. kettlebell, 20lb. medicine ball, and a rowing machine from Concept 2. Sponsors for the grant included: Fit Aid Beverage sent 2 cases of fit aid for post-workout recovery, Top Secret Nutrition sent several boxes of pre-workout supplements, and Topricin Healing Creams sent natural pain relief creams to help relieve pain from sore muscles.

All Fire departments from around the country were eligible to apply for the grant. Over 75 applications were submitted and evaluated by the staff of 5-5-5 fitness to determine the individual departments’ needs and ability to implement a fitness plan to support all of their members. The applications were ranked and the top three were sent to a panel of judges to choose the winner. The panel of judges selected South Whatcom Fire Authority’s application as the winning submission in May of 2015.

5-5-5 Fitness was founded in 2013 by a group of firefighters who are committed to promoting firefighter health, safety, and reducing firefighter LODD’s from cardiac events. They provide daily workouts on their website, www.555fitness.com, as well as apparel that’s proceeds benefit the “Strength Is Our Foundation” fitness equipment grant.

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