Wood Smoke Pollution

Often in the fall and winter, we can get into a weather pattern that makes the air stagnate over the Columbia Valley. During this time, the smoke from chimneys can stay in the area, giving us some of the worst air conditions in Whatcom County!

Because of this, it is very important that everyone burn only seasoned fire wood in their wood stoves and fireplaces. Every little bit helps!

For more information, please visit the NW Clean Air Agency's website:
http://nwcleanairwa.gov/

Current air quality in the Columbia Valley can be found
here: 

EMS Levy FAQ

Whatcom County Council passed an ordinance placing a 6-year, 29.5-cent EMS levy before the voters in November, 2016. This levy would fully fund Whatcom Medic One


Check out the Frequently Asked Questions pamphlet here to learn more about why this levy is important to the future of Advanced Life Support (ALS) service in Whatcom County.

Notice of Privacy Practices

Whatcom County Fire District 14 takes your personal information very seriously. Personal information we collect while providing emergency medical services is subject to the Federal HIPPA rules. Our privacy practices for how we use your information can be found here.

Whatcom County Fire District 14

Public Notices

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The next regular fire commissioner's meeting will be held at 5pm on Tuesday, December 13 at the Kendall Fire Station.

The next community CPR Class will be on January 12th at 6pm, at the Sumas Fire Station.

The next babysitter class will be January 26 and February 2nd.

Click HERE to sign up for classes!

Outdoor Burning


The Whatcom County burn ban is off.

The Columbia Valley UGA is restricted to recreational fires ONLY.

Recreational fire requirements:

  • Up to 3 feet by 3 feet of seasoned firewood or charcoal only
  • Must have enclosure 16 inches high, made of steel or masonry/rockery
  • 25 feet from structures, timber, and combustible material
  • 15 feet of overhead clearance required
  • Garden hose or (2) 5-gallon buckets of water at fire
  • Hand tools required onsite
  • Allowed after dark if attended until fire is out cold
  • No burning when winds exceed 7 MPH

District Responses

Total Responses: 1135
(As of 12/6/16)


Total for 2015: 1137

Total for 2014: 1012


​Nearly 80% of our calls are medical emergencies. The remaining calls are a mixture of structure fires, motor vehicle accidents, illegal burns, public assistance calls, and a variety of other incidents