New Citizen CPR Courses Offered

South Whatcom Fire Authority will be holding citizen CPR class coming up this Winter.  Classes will be held  on January 31 and February 28.  The class will be held in the Geneva Fire Station, 4518 Cable Street and will be 6:30 pm to 9:30 pm.  Class is free to residents in SWFA, and the class is $20.00 for non residents on a space available basis.  Training includes CPR, use of AED, and relief of choking.  An American Heart Association card will be issued upon request at the end of the class.  To register, click on the register here link below.  For questions, contact Erica at elittlewood@whatcomes.org.

Use link to register for courses.

Special Board Meeting Called

posted Apr 15, 2019, 12:13 PM by Dave Ralston   [ updated Apr 15, 2019, 12:14 PM ]

The Board of Fire Commissioners have called for a Special Board Meeting on Tuesday, April 16, 2019, 3:00 pm at station 21 Geneva.

The purpose of the Special Meeting is to review the ambulance bid proposals from Braun Northwest.

Regularly scheduled Board Meetings are the second Thursday of every month at the Geneva Fire Station, 4518 Cable Street, at 3:00 p.m. Any changes of date, time, or location are posted at Station 21, Station 22 and on the department’s web site www.swrfa.org.

Volunteer Application Period Now OPEN

posted Mar 27, 2019, 8:45 AM by Rod Topel   [ updated Apr 8, 2019, 8:03 AM ]

Now accepting applications for volunteer firefighter position.  Application period closes May 13.  Applicant orientation meeting Wednesday April 17, 7pm at Geneva Station.  Written Testing May 15, 7pm at Geneva Station.  

New Citizen CPR Classes May and June

posted Mar 27, 2019, 8:39 AM by Rod Topel

South Whatcom Fire Authority will be holding citizen CPR class coming up this Winter.  Classes will be held  on May 2 and June 12.  The class will be held in the Geneva Fire Station, 4518 Cable Street and will be 6:30 pm to 9:30 pm.  Class is free to residents in SWFA, and the class is $20.00 for non residents on a space available basis.  Training includes CPR, use of AED, and relief of choking.  An American Heart Association card will be issued upon request at the end of the class.  To register, click on the register here link below.  For questions, contact Erica at elittlewood@whatcomes.org.

Use link to register for courses.

Special Meeting Notice

posted Dec 31, 2018, 1:00 PM by Dave Ralston

The Board of Fire Commissioners have called a Special Meeting for Friday, January 4, 2019, 3:00 pm at the local office of the Washington State Auditor's office, 11 Bellwether Way, Suite 211, Bellingham, WA 98225.  

The purpose of this Special Meeting is to meet with the Washington State Auditor as referred to as an exit interview regarding the financial and accountability audits of years 2016 and 2017. This Special Meeting notification will comply with the Open Public Meetings act should a quorum of fire commissioners attend. 

Regularly scheduled Board Meetings are the second Thursday of every month at the 3:00 pm at the Geneva Fire Station, Station 21, 4518 Cable Street.  Any changes of the date, time, or location are posted at Station 21, Station 22 and on the department's web site www.swrfa.org

Board Work Session Scheduled

posted Dec 7, 2018, 4:17 PM by Dave Ralston   [ updated Apr 9, 2019, 10:00 AM ]

The Board of Fire Commissioners have scheduled a board work session on Thursday, April 11, 2019, 2:00 p.m. at station 21 Geneva.

The purpose of the board work session is to have discussion of the Assistant Fire Chief selection process and recommendation to fill the position. Also planned for discussion is the Assistant Fire Chief employment contract.

Regular scheduled Board of Fire Commissioner meetings are held on the second Thursday of each month at 3:00 p.m. at station 21 Geneva. The address of station 21 is 4518 Cable Street, Bellingham, WA 98229.

Board Work Session Scheduled

posted Nov 26, 2018, 8:11 AM by Dave Ralston   [ updated Nov 26, 2018, 8:22 AM ]

The Board of Fire Commissioners have scheduled a board work session on Thursday, December 6, 2018, 3:30 p.m. at station 21 Geneva.

The purpose of the board work session is to have discussion of the 2nd draft of the 2019 Operations & Capital Budget & continuation of contract language for the fire chief position. This discussion may occur in Executive Session.

Regular scheduled Board of Fire Commissioner meetings are held on the second Thursday of each month at 3:00 p.m. at station 21 Geneva. The address of station 21 is 4518 Cable Street, Bellingham, WA 98229.

November Regular Monthly Board Meeting Date Change

posted Oct 16, 2018, 4:05 PM by Dave Ralston   [ updated Oct 16, 2018, 4:06 PM ]

The Board of Fire Commissioners have moved the November regular scheduled monthly board meeting from Thursday, November 8, 2018 to Thursday, November 15, 2018. The Board meeting will begin at 3:00 p.m. and is being held at Fire Station 21 Geneva, 4518 Cable Street Bellingham WA.

Regular scheduled monthly Board of Fire Commissioner meetings are held on the second Thursday of each month 3:00 p.m. at Fire Station 21 Geneva, 4518 Cable Street Bellingham WA.


Board Work Session Scheduled

posted Sep 29, 2018, 1:56 PM by Dave Ralston   [ updated Oct 16, 2018, 5:17 PM ]

The Board of Fire Commissioners have scheduled a board work session on Thursday, November 8, 2018, 3:00 p.m. at station 21 Geneva.

The purpose of the board work session is to have presentation and discussion of the 2nd draft of the 2019 Operations & Capital Budget.

Regular scheduled Board of Fire Commissioner meetings are held on the second Thursday of each month at 3:00 p.m. at station 21 Geneva. The address of station 21 is 4518 Cable Street, Bellingham, WA 98229.

ALL CPR Classes are FULL - Look for more this Winter.

posted Aug 22, 2018, 9:24 AM by Rod Topel   [ updated Nov 5, 2018, 8:36 AM ]

South Whatcom Fire Authority will be holding additional citizen CPR class coming up this Fall.  Classes will be held  on September 20, October 1 and November 14.  The class will be held in the Geneva Fire Station, 4518 Cable Street and will be 6:30 pm to 9:30 pm.  Class is free to residents in SWFA, and the class is $20.00 for non residents on a space available basis.  Training includes CPR, use of AED, and relief of choking.  An American Heart Association card will be issued upon request at the end of the class.  To register, click on the register here link below.  For questions, contact Erica at elittlewood@whatcomes.org.

Use link to register for courses.
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Special Board Meeting Called

posted Aug 10, 2018, 2:51 PM by Dave Ralston

The Board of Fire Commissioners have called for a special meeting to be held on Monday, August 20, 2018, 3:00 p.m. at station 21 Geneva.

The purpose of this Special Meeting is to meet with Assistant Chief Topel to answer questions related to the fire chief position.

The Board of Fire Commissioners will begin the special meeting with an executive session for 30 minutes. The executive session is called under RCW 42.30.110(g). To evaluates the qualifications of an applicant for public employment or to review the performance of a public employee. However, subject to RCW 42.30.140(4), discussion by a governing body of salaries, wages, and other conditions of employment to be generally applied within the agency shall occur in a meeting open to the public, and when a governing body elects to take final action hiring, setting the salary of an individual employee or class of employees, or discharging or disciplining an employee, that action shall be taken in a meeting open to the public.

Regularly scheduled Board Meetings are the second Thursday of every month at the Geneva Fire Station, 4518 Cable Street, at 3:00 p.m. Any changes of date, time, or location are posted at Station 21, Station 22 and on the department’s web site www.swrfa.org. 

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