Services South Whatcom Fire Authority Provides


Emergency Response

Emergency Response Mitigation

SWFA responds to multiple incident types each year that include:

  • EMS (Emergency Medical Service)
  • Motor Vehicle Collisions
  • Fires
  • Hazardous Incidents
  • Specialized Rescue incidents including water, wilderness and technical rope rescue
  • Public Assistance
  • Illegal burning activity
  • Activated fire alarms

Saftey Education

Public Safety Education

SWFA offers a variety of public safety education courses throughout the year.

  • Child passenger seat checks
  • Station Tours
  • CPR Training
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Child passenger seat checks – In conjunction with SAFE KIDS NW, SWFA provides car seat checks and potential donations of car seats for infants, toddler, small child, and booster seats for larger children under the age of 12.

Station Tours – Tours are specific to groups of 15 or less children preferred and are prepared for age groups of pre-kindergarten and K-2nd grades.  Tours are conducted at our Geneva Fire Station.


Home Inspections

Home Fire Safety Inspections

Home Safety inspections may be requested.  Homeowner must be home during scheduled appointment, and pets must be controlled.  We utilize our on-call duty crews to conduct home safety inspections, so emergency requests for service may cause cancellation requiring reschedule of service.

Meeting Room

Conference/Meeting Room Use

Four of the fire stations offer conference rooms. They range from  49 to 75 capacity. Conference rooms are free to non-profits and a fee of $50 per day for commercial use. Audio-visual equipment is available at certain locations.


Public Records

Request a public record by following the steps below

How to request for public records


Contact Us

Public Records Officer
Phone: 360-676-8080
Fax: 360-734-0437


Fill out page 9 in the Policies and Procedures document and mail, fax, or drop off in person.



Process request

Allow 5 business days for our office to process the request.


Possible fees

The Fire Authority may charge a flat fee of up to two dollars ($2.00) for any request.

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