The WCSO Auxiliary Communications Service
is a team of volunteers that serve the emergency communications needs of the Whatcom County Division of Emergency Management (a part of the Whatcom County Sheriff's Office).

The ACS mission is to assist the Whatcom County Sheriff, deputies and staff with communications both during disaster and emergency response.  The scope of the ACS mission includes:

    Disaster Response- The Sheriff is the Director of Emergency Management for Whatcom County, which is part of Whatcom Unified Emergency Management (WUEM) along with the City of Bellingham.  The ACS provides communications and technical volunteers to work both within Emergency Coordination Center and in the field.  ACS members may also be considered for positions on the Type 4 Incident Management Team which serves the Unified Command.

    Incident Response- The Sheriff's Office owns a rapid response communications vehicle which will be operated and maintained by ACS staff.  This vehicle may be deployed in emergency law enforcement support roles as well as disaster response.

    Technical Advisors- ACS volunteers make themselves available to consult with the Sheriff, Command Staff, and Unified Emergency Management Staff on matters of communications and related technical/computer systems for planning and implementation.

Twitter: #WhatcomACS

All Whatcom ACS members are urged to become members of ARES.  Visit their web page at  The ARES application for can be downloaded and emailed to either address at that web page.

ACS Notices

  • Meeting Saturday May 30 0900-1100 Training meeting Saturday May 30 from 0900-1100+ at Whatcom Unified ECC 3888 Sound Way Bellingham.Talk in on 147.56 S TONE SQUELCH 146.2Please register HERE
    Posted May 26, 2015, 9:38 PM by Brian Lawler
  • Tips for communications volunteers Lots of great tips here:
    Posted Dec 17, 2014, 3:23 PM by Brian Lawler
  • Web Address for Whatcom ACS This web page is hosted on Google Sites for free.  The Domain registration for "" is not free so it is being discontinued.  To find us in the future ...
    Posted Feb 24, 2014, 3:40 PM by Brian Lawler
  • Meeting Changes Due to the pending relocation of Emergency Management offices we do not have a regular meeting time or location yet.  Check this space for updates.
    Posted Dec 12, 2013, 12:04 PM by Brian Lawler
  • WECG Offers Technicial License Classes  Whatcom Emergency Communication Group is sponsoring an Amateur Radio Class to earn a technician license class.  The class dates are Saturday November 2, 2013, 9:00 AM to 4:00 ...
    Posted Sep 12, 2013, 2:01 PM by Brian Lawler
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