9-1-1 Emergency Services

Bellingham and Whatcom County operate the 911 emergency telephone system, called What-Comm. The initial call receiving site is located in Bellingham, and is responsible for dispatching almost all municipal law enforcement agencies in Whatcom County. All fire and medical related calls are forwarded to the Fire Dispatch Center located at Bellingham Fire Department's Broadway Street Station. The Fire Dispatch Center is responsible for dispatching all municipal fire departments and fire districts in Whatcom County. The Bellingham Police Department operates the What-Comm center and the Bellingham Fire Department operates the Prospect Fire Dispatch Center.

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