South Whatcom Fire Authority Article Archive

Announcements Archive

Fire Danger / Burn Ban

**STAGE 1 BURN BAN BEGINS JULY 1, 2024**

The Whatcom County Fire Marshal's Office has announced a proactive Stage 1 Burn Ban beginning July 1st, 2024. The ban is expected to remain in place until at least September 14, 2024. A Stage 1 Burn Ban prohibits yard debris and land clearing...

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BURN BAN LIFTED – SEPTEMBER 27

The Whatcom County Fire Marshal's Office will lift the burn ban for unincorporated Whatcom Conty on September 27th, 2023 at 4:00 PM. All outdoor yard debris burning requires a verbal burn permit, and all other larger burns require a written...

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Fire Announcements

2023 ANNUAL STATISTICAL REPORT NOW AVAILABLE

The Annual Statistical Report is a snapshot of South Whatcom Fire Authority's operations, finances, and training for the previous year. The 2023 report is now complete and available by visiting our Public Records page and scrolling down to Annual...

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PUBLIC CPR CLASSES -REGISTRATION OPEN

We now have dates selected for the 2nd Quarter of 2024 for our Public CPR Classes. We will host classes on April 8th, May 20th, and June 12th. The classes REQUIRE REGISTRATION by visiting our Community Outreach page and selecting the CPR Class...

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PUBLIC SURPLUS AUCTIONS

The Board of Fire Commissioners has recently declared several items surplus and per our practices, we have listed the items with potential value on the Public Surplus website for auction. Please visit our agency's auction site to view and bid on...

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FULL-TIME FIREFIGHTER RECRUITMENT NOW OPEN!

South Whatcom Fire Authority (SWFA) is establishing a hiring eligibility list for the position of Entry-Level Firefighter/EMT.  The list will be used to fill vacancies or hire additional personnel as funding allows. The eligibility list, once...

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SMALL WORKS AND VENDOR ROSTER ANNOUNCEMENT

Is your company looking to provide maintenance, design, or construction services for South Whatcom Fire Authority in the future? As we look at various facility improvements and small public works projects over the next few years, we want to make...

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SUMMER KICK-OFF PANCAKE FEED – JUNE 10TH

SUMMER KICK-OFF PANCAKE FEED – JUNE 10TH

We are holding a Summer Kick-Off Pancake Feed on June 10th, 2023 at our Geneva Fire Station (4518 Cable St., Bellingham, WA 98229). This Pancake Feed is hosted in partnership with our South Whatcom Firefighters Association. We will have lots fun...

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2023 ANNUAL BUDGET PUBLISHED

While the annual budget is passed before the year's end the prior calendar year, the creation of the annual budget documents and "budget book" take many weeks to create. The 2023 Budget Book is now published on the Fire Authority's website under...

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PUBLIC CPR CLASSES OPEN

**UPDATE: ALL MARCH, APRIL, AND MAY CLASSES ARE NOW FULL!** We apologize for any inconvenience, but we are only able to accomodate a limited number of participants each month due to instructor and materials availability.  We will post additional...

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Board Meetings

WORK SESSION AND REGULAR MEETING – JUNE 13, 2024

The Board of Commissioners for South Whatcom Fire Authority will have a Special Meeting (Work Session) on June 13th, 2024 at 2:00 PM. The regular monthly Board meeting will begin at 3:00 PM. Please see the meeting notice for the Work Session HERE....

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SPECIAL MEETING NOTICE – DECEMBER 4, 2023

SOUTH WHATCOM FIRE AUTHORITY BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS   SPECIAL MEETING NOTICE   There will be a Special Meeting of the Board of Commissioners of the South Whatcom Fire Authority   Monday, December 04, 2023 7:00 PM WCFD #4 Station 12 – 4142 Britton...

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COMMISSIONERS WORK SESSION – JULY 13, 2023

SOUTH WHATCOM FIRE AUTHORITY BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS   WORK SESSION  NOTICE   There will be a Work Session of the Board of the South Whatcom Fire Authority Board of Fire Commissioners Thursday July 13, 2023 2:00 PM SWFA Geneva - Station 21 and...

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