July CPR Courses Is Full - Keep Watch for more classes this Summer!

South Whatcom Fire Authority will be holding citizen CPR class coming up this Summer.  Classes will be held  on June 12 (June Class Full) and July 24.  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.

REGISTER HERE

2020 Budget Work Session

posted Oct 7, 2019, 7:37 PM by Rod Topel

There will be a work session of the South Whatcom Fire Authority Board of Fire Commissioners Friday, October 11, 2019.  The work session will be held at Geneva Fire Station, 4518 Cable Street, from 2pm-4pm.  The purpose of the work session is to discuss the 2020 fire authority budget.
Select this link to view the notice.

Fall CPR Courses

posted Oct 2, 2019, 8:27 AM by Rod Topel   [ updated Oct 3, 2019, 8:15 AM ]

The first of our Fall Citizen CPR course will be Wednesday, October 9

South Whatcom Fire Authority will be holding citizen CPR classes this fall and winter.  The first class will be held on Wednesday, October 9.  We will also be holding a class on Thursday, November 7. Each 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.  Certification 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.

Work Session

posted Jul 22, 2019, 11:12 AM by Rod Topel   [ updated Jul 22, 2019, 11:15 AM ]

The Board of Fire Commissioners have scheduled a board work session on Thursday, August 08, 2019, 2:00 p.m. at station 21 Geneva.

The purpose of the board work session is to have discussion of the 2020 Budget process; plan and a strategy for the current collective bargaining negotiations; discuss long term planning.

Executive Session for the purpose of discussing ongoing collective bargaining will be from 2:00 p.m. to 2:20 p.m..

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.

Work Session Scheduled

posted Jul 5, 2019, 12:11 PM by Rod Topel   [ updated Jul 5, 2019, 12:14 PM ]

The Board of Fire Commissioners have scheduled a board work session on Thursday, July 11, 2019, 1:00 p.m. at station 21 Geneva.

The purpose of the board work session is to have discussion of the 2020 Budget process; plan and a strategy for the current collective bargaining negotiations; discuss long term planning.

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.

Special Board Meeting Called

posted Apr 15, 2019, 12:13 PM by Dave Ralston   [ updated May 26, 2019, 12:29 PM ]

The Board of Fire Commissioners have called for a Special Board Meeting on Saturday, June 1, 2019, 2:15 pm at Campbell's Resort, 104 W. Woodin Avenue Chelan, Washington. The board of commissioners are attending a one day seminar sponsored by the Washington State Fire Commissioners Association and during the afternoon break will call the special meeting. 

The purpose of the Special Meeting is to approve an expense voucher to Washington State Health Care Authority by its deadline date of June 15, 2019. 

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 June, and July

posted Mar 27, 2019, 8:39 AM by Rod Topel   [ updated May 6, 2019, 6:53 PM by Dave Ralston ]

South Whatcom Fire Authority will be holding citizen CPR class coming up this Spring and Summer.  Classes will be held  on June 12, and July 24.  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.

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