Emergency Management

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Disasters are major events that can strik​​​e anywhere and at any time. In a disaster, traditional 9-1-1 and First Responder capabilities such as fire, police, medics, and utility personnel will be overwhelmed and unable to immediately assist individuals. In order to prepare for, and respond to, disaster events, the City of Bellingham’s Office of Emergency Management works closely with other jurisdictions in Whatcom County in a partnership known as Whatcom Unified Emergency Management.

    City of Bellingham Comprehensive Emergency Management Plan (CEMP) 

    The 2018 City of Bellingham CEMP can be found at the link below. 

    Natural Hazards Mitigation Plan Update

    See the Natural Hazards Mitigation Plan page for information about the 2021 update.