Career Firefighting List Announcement - ***Application Period Now Closed***

posted Sep 9, 2017, 4:21 PM by Anthony Melillo   [ updated Sep 29, 2017, 2:01 PM by Rod Topel ]

 

South Whatcom Fire Authority is seeking motivated men and women to establish a hiring list for the position of entry level Firefighter/EMT. Please see the "apply to work here" link on the left-hand side of the page for more information.


Board Work Session Scheduled

posted Jul 25, 2017, 10:59 AM by Dave Ralston   [ updated Aug 16, 2017, 10:21 AM ]

The Board of Fire Commissioners have called for a work session to be held on Thursday, September 14, 2017 2:00 p.m. at Station 21 Geneva. The purpose of the work session is for continued discussion 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


Citizen CPR Class Available

posted Jul 5, 2017, 3:01 PM by Rod Topel

Citizen CPR Class Available July 20 from 6:30pm to 9:30pm

At Station 21 Geneva Station, 4518 Cable Street, Bellingham

SWFA Residents No Charge, Non Residents $15.00 fee required

Register HERE

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


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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