FIRE DANGER INCREASING

There is no denying that we are seeing drier and warmer weather than normal to start our summer with no relief seen in the immediate forecast.  This is causing an increased risk of fire danger.  SWFA is asking all residents and visitors to think of their actions with...

BURN BAN ON

Beginning July 7th, the Whatcom County Fire Marshal’s Office will be enacting a burn ban on all outdoor burning including recreational camp fires.  Excluded fom the ban are charcoal and gas BBQs, gas fire pits & fireplaces. Please visit the Fire...

VOLUNTEER PROCESS NOW OPEN

We are now accepting applications for volunteer firefighters.  This recruitment is for our Fall 2021 Fire Academy.  Please visit our Volunteer Page for information on the timeline for the process. We will also be hosting a virtual information session on April 6th at...

BURN BAN OFF

Currently there is no burn ban in effect for unincorporated Whatcom County, which includes South Whatcom Fire Authority’s jurisdiction. There are, however, permanent burn bans in place for the Urban Growth Areas (UGAs) of Bellingham that include areas of Geneva...