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.