Governor Jay Inslee

PO Box 40002
Olympia, WA 98504
360-902-4111

US Senator Patty Murray

154 RSOB
Washington, D.C. 20510
202) 224-2621

US Senator Patty Murray

511 HSON
Washington, DC 20510
202) 224-3441


Bret D. Daugherty
Adjutant=General
Washington Military Department
Building 1 1 Militia Dr
Camp Murray, WA 98430-5000
(253) 512-8000

Washington Emergency Management Division

Washington Military Department
Building 20, MS TA-20
Camp Murray, WA 98430-5112
800.562.6108,
253.512.7000

Washington State Homepage

Bellingham Chamber of Commerce

Guy OcchiogrossoPresident/CEO
119 N. Commercial St., Ste 110
PO Box 958
Bellingham, WA 98225
(360) 734-1330
Fax: (360) 734-1332

City of Bellingham
Whatcom County

1. Local Government
2. County Emergency Operations Plans
3. WA State Listings For County:
Updated June 14, 2021

Primary Emergency Service Agencies


Whatcom County Sheriff Department

Sheriff Bill Elfo
311 Grand Ave,
Bellingham, WA 98225
(360) 778-6600

Whatcom Unified Emergency Management

Deputy Director: Doug Dahl
Whatcom County Sheriff Department
Address: 311 Grand Ave
Bellingham, WA 98225
Phone: 360-676-6681
Fax: 360-738-2518

WHATCOMM 911

Steven R. Ruley 911 Coordinator
Communications Officer: Sheila Hanlon
City Office of Emergency Management
Fire Department
1800 Broadway
Bellingham, WA 98225
Phone: (360) 778-8440

Secondary Emergency Service Agencies


American Red Cross

Mt. Baker Chapter
Executive Director Kelli Thode
2530 Lombard Ave
Everett, WA 98201
Phone: (425) 252-4103

United Way of Whatcom County

Nita (Heathers) Smith President
1511 Cornwall Avenue
Bellingham, WA 98225
360) 733-8670
Fax - (360) 733-8674

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ARES/Races For Whatcom County
ARES for Whatcom County
Jim McCabe (AE7UQ) President

Whatcom Emergency
Communication Group


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Radio Online

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Radio Online

Hospitals & EMS Agencies


St Joseph Hospital

2901 Squalicum Pkwy
Bellingham, WA 98004
360-734-5400

North Region EMSTC Council

Martina Nicolas
Executive Director
325 Pine St. Suite. "D"
Mt. Vernon, WA 98273
360) 428-0404
FAX: (360) 428-0406

Whatcom County Emergency Medical Services

& Trauma Care Council
Email Contact
800 E. Chestnut St. Suite 1C
Bellingham, WA 98225
Phone: 360-788-6418
Fax: 360-788-6492

EMS & Hospitals


City Fire Department-Medic One

Fire Chief Bill Hewett
1800 Broadway,
Bellingham, WA 98225
Phone: (360) 778-8450
Fax: (360) 778-8401
Email: medic@cob.org

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Whatcom County Fire District #5

Christopher Carleton, Fire Chief 2030 Benson Road
Point Roberts, WA 98281
360-945-3473

Whatcom County Fire District 8

1800 Broadway
Bellingham, WA 98225
Phone: (360) 733-6612
Fax (360) 778-8401

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South Whatcom County Fire District

Rod Topel, Fire Chief
2050 Lake Whatcom Blvd.
Bellingham, WA 98229
Phone: (360) 676-8080

Fire District 7 Ferndale

Chief Larry Hoffman
Public Contact
2020 Washington St.
P. O. Box 1599
Ferndale, WA 98248-1599
(360)384-0303
FAX: (360)384-4509

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Whatcom County Fire District #11

Lummi Island Volunteer Fire Department
Duncan McLane Chief Firefighter & EMT
3809 Legoe Bay Road
Lummi Island, WA 98262
Office (360) 758-2411
Fax: (360) 758-2041

Fire District 14

District Chief Jerry Debruin
District Division Chief
143 Columbia St.
P. O. Box 482
Sumas, WA 98295
Phone: (360) 988-9563
Fax: (360) 599-2373

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Whatcom County Fire District 4 and 21

William Pernett Fire Chief
4142 Britton Loop,
Bellingham, WA 98226.
Bus. Ph: 360-734-7316 ext. 401
Fax. Ph: 360-734-7139
Station 11
3131 Y Rd.
Bellingham, WA 98226
Station 12
4142 Britton Loop
Bellingham, WA 98226
Station 61- Blaine
9408 Odell Rd,
Blaine Washington
(360) 318-9933
Station 62 - Semiahmoo
9001 Semiahmoo Pkwy,
Blaine, WA
(360) 371-9001
Station 63 - Birch Bay
4581 Birch Bay
Lynden Rd, Blaine
(360) 318-9933
Station 64 - Custer
7625 Custer School Rd,
Custer, WA
(360) 318-9933
Station 65 - Haynie
3401 Haynie Rd,
Blaine, WA
(360) 318-9933
Station 68- Delta
8118 Enterprise
Custer, Washington
(360) 318-9933
Station 69- Laurel
6028 Guide Meridian Rd.
Bellingham, WA 98226
(360)318-9933
FAX: (360)398-8656
Station 70- Wiser Lake
633 East Wiser Lake Road
Lynden, Washington 98264
(360) 318-9933
Station 71
307 19th Street,
Lynden, WA 98264
(360) 318-9933
Fax (360) 318-0590
Station 72- Northwood
1507 East Badger Road
Lynden, Washington 98264
(360) 318-9933

Assorted Public Interest


Everson Noosack Chamber Of Commerce

Dan MacPhee, President
P.O. Box 234
Everson, WA 98247
(360) 966-3407


Ferndale Chamber Of Commerce

Anya MiltonExecutive Director
Office Manager
5640 Riverside Dr,
Ferndale, WA 98248
(360) 384-3042

Whatcom Transit Authority

Kim Cederstrom
4111 Bakerview Spur
Bellingham, WA 98226
(360) 733-1144

Radio-Locator.Com
Local Radio Stations Link

Bellingham Herald

Executive Editor Julie Shirley
President/Publisher
(360)715-2200
1155 N State St 1,
Bellingham, WA 98225
360) 676-2600

Research Link Radio & Television Stations
Regional Transmitters Pudget Sound


Link Report By US Geological Survey

Mount Baker Active Volcano
US Geological Survey

Mount Baker (3,285 meters; 10,778 feet) is an ice-clad volcano in the North Cascades of Washington State about 50 kilometers (31 miles) due east of the city of Bellingham. After Mount Rainier, it is the most heavily glaciated of the Cascade volcanoes: the volume of snow and ice on Mount Baker (about 1.8 cubic kilometers; 0.43 cubic miles) is greater than that of all the other Cascades volcanoes (except Rainier) combined. Isolated ridges of lava and hydrothermally altered rock, especially in the area of Sherman Crater, are exposed between glaciers on the upper flanks of the volcano: the lower flanks are steep and heavily vegetated. The volcano rests on a foundation of non-volcanic rocks in a region that is largely non-volcanic in origin. -- Gardner, et.al., 1995

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Estimated Mud Flows
US Geological Survey

Historical Activity Historical activity at Mount Baker includes several explosions during the mid-19th century, which were witnessed from the Bellingham area, and since the late 1950s, numerous small- volume debris avalanches. In 1975, increased fumarolic activity in the Sherman Crater area caused concern that an eruption might be imminent. Additional monitoring equipment was installed and several geophysical surveys were conducted to try to detect the movement of magma. The level of Baker Lake was lowered and people were restricted from the area due to concerns that an eruption- induced debris avalanche or debris flow might enter Baker Lake and displace enough water to either cause a wave to overtop the Upper Baker Dam or cause complete failure of the dam. However, few anomalies other than the increased heat flow were recorded during the geophysical surveys nor were any other precursory activities observed to indicate that magma was moving up into the volcano. An increased level of fumarolic activity has continued at Mount Baker from 1975 to the present, but there are no other changes that suggest that magma movement is involved. -- Gardner, et.al., 1995