Annual Report

This report provides a general overview of our operations, performance and various programs associated with the services we provide to the residents and guests of our fire district. read more

The Responder

The newest edition of The Responder, the North Whatcom Fire & Rescue district newsletter, is now available. read more

Heartsaver CPR Classes

NWFR is offering AHA Heartsaver CPR/AED classes once a month, free of charge to the community read more

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North Whatcom Fire and Rescue Firefighter Retirement


Firefighter John Swobody is retiring from North Whatcom Fire and Rescue effective February 28, 2018. John started his career in 1984 as a volunteer for District 13. During his tenure, John has held many positions including volunteer firefighter, career firefighter, training captain, training chief and operations chief.


Firefighter Gina Ball is retiring from North Whatcom Fire and Rescue effective March 7, 2018. Gina has been with the district since 2007. Prior to North Whatcom Fire and Rescue, Gina worked for Vashon Island Fire and Rescue as well as the Point Roberts Fire Department.

John Swobody and Gina Ball will both be recognized for their many years of service and dedication to the department on Thursday, April 19 at 1:00 p.m. at Odell Station 61 during the NWFR Fire Commissioner Meeting. Everyone is welcome to attend