FAQs

How do I become a volunteer?

Becoming a volunteer is a huge commitment, both in time and energy. But the rewards are great too – hands-on training, community involvement, station camaraderie and if you’re looking to become a full-time firefighter, you can’t beat the experience.

If you are interested in becoming a volunteer, CLICK HERE.

How do I request public records?

To request documents that are subject to public disclosure, please complete a Request for Public Records.   For questions regarding public disclosure, please contact our administration office at (360) 318-9933.

Do you have a Notice of Privacy Practices?

Yes, provided here is the North Whatcom Fire and Rescue Notice of Privacy Practices.

How do I make a complaint or inform the fire district of a hazard?

We welcome your feedback! Please print and complete a Citizen Comment Form and mail or deliver to our office.

Can I have a fire on my property?

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Can I reserve a community room at a fire station?

Most NWFR fire stations have a community room that is available for public use. A fee and cleaning deposit are generally charged, but sometimes the fee may be waived. Please read our Facility Use Agreement and Rules. For more information or to schedule a community room, please contact our administration office at (360) 318-9933.

Do you provide fire station tours?

We are happy to provide fire station tours. Sit in the driver’s seat of the engine, explore the inside of an ambulance, and meet a real-life firefighter. To schedule your tour, please call Captain Mike Schmidt at (360) 318-9933.

How do I set-up a key box at my location?

Click Here to find out.

How do I apply for a fireworks stand or display permit?

To request a permit for a stand or display inside the City of Blaine, contact the City of Blaine at (360) 332-8311. Outside the city, contact the Whatcom County Fire Marshal’s Office at (360) 380-8100.

Where do I get a reflective house marker?

Can your home be located in an emergency? Especially in rural areas, reflective markers can help emergency responders locate you. Click here for more information.