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Emergency Management

​​​​​Disasters are major events that can strike 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 2013 City of Bellingham CEMP can be found at the link below. The 2018 CEMP is under final review and awaiting adoption by City Council, and then will be posted here to replace the 2013 version.