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Vacant Fire Commissioner Position

Open Until Filled

Whatcom County Fire District 8 currently has a vacant Fire Commissioner position.  This position will be appointed by the current Board of Commissioners through an application process for a 1 year interim term.  The position will then be required to stand for election in November of 2017.  You must be at least eighteen (18) years of age and live within the Fire District 8 boundaries. 

If you are interested please submit a letter of interest addressed to Rob Neher, Chairman of the Board of Fire Commissioners.  Letters may be mailed or dropped off at our office located at 1800 Broadway, Bellingham, WA 98225 or may be submitted by email to fire@cob.org.   

Whatcom County Fire District 8 serves the communities of Marietta and Gooseberry Point.  For more information about the fire district you can check out our website at www.whatcomfire8.org.  The board of fire commissioners is governed by Chapter 52.26.080 of the Revised Code of Washington (RCW).

Board meetings are held each month at 1:00 pm on the 2nd Thursday of the month at Fire Station 31 (752 Marine Dr., Bellingham).  Commissioners are compensated for meetings per RCW 52.14.010. At this time, the rate of compensation is $114 per day.  Board compensation is for time spent in actual attendance at official meetings of the board or in performance of other services or duties on behalf of the fire district.

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Whatcom County Fire District 8
1800 Broadway
Bellingham, WA 98225

Phone: (360) 733-6612
Fax (360) 778-8401



Whatcom County Fire District #8 • P: (360) 733-6612 • F: (360) 778-8401