Division of Emergency Management

The Whatcom County Sheriff’s Office, through its Division of Emergency Management, is responsible for providing emergency management services for all of unincorporated Whatcom County and for the cities of Lynden, Ferndale, Blaine, Sumas, Everson, Nooksack and the Port of Bellingham under an interlocal agreement and the Revised Code and Administrative Code of Washington.  The City of Bellingham Fire Department, through its Office of Emergency Management, provides emergency management services within the City limits of Bellingham.

Click here for information on recovery efforts from the November 2021 floods.

  1. Emergency Management Blog
  2. Road Closures & Restrictions
  3. Emergency Resources
  1. New educational web guide for tsunami preparedness

    As residents of Washington State, it’s important to be aware of tsunami hazard zones and how to best prepare yourself for tsunami hazards. Knowing the natural warning signs of an impending tsunami can save your life. Read on...
  2. King Tides Are Back Again - What Are They Anyway?

    King Tides (a term from Australia and New Zealand) happen twice a year, and they impact Whatcom County. In this article we look at what King Tides are and how they can impact Whatcom County, especially when they occur concurrently with a storm. Read on...
  3. Certificate of Appreciation Presented to Whatcom County Sheriff’s Office By Washington State and FEM

    The Whatcom County Sheriff’s Office was presented a Certificate of Appreciation for the support provided to the State of Washington and the Federal Emergency Management Agency for Joint Field Office Recovery Operations in Whatcom County. Read on...
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