Community Presence
Community Presence

Our B.E.R.T. leader and secretary.

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CERT fire
CERT fire

Get your CERT Training

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Mission Statement

“To develop/implement a community preparedness/response program to build community self-reliance in emergency situations.”


​​Community Notices

We Meet Monthly To Discuss & Plan Strategies & Take Action Related To:
  • Emergency preparedness, disaster mitigation and response

  • Developing risk awareness and community outreach programs

  • Developing response and recovery resources, including CERT training

  • Developing partnerships and linkages with local & regional agencies and organizations

  • Developing sponsorships/funding resources

Our organization's service area is in alignment with Whatcom County Fire District 14, Station 92 service boundaries and fire district overlap support that covers the foothills communities of Kendall, Maple Falls, Welcome & Glacier.

[See Fire District Maps on Links Page]

Community Emergency Response Team [CERT] Training & Certification

"It's the most useful training I've ever had!"

- Participant quote-

For additional info or to sign up for classes:


Contact Whatcom CERT



CERT Enrollment Form 


Free CPR Classes

Free CPR classes are routinely offered through Whatcom County Fire District 14

For more info, or to register

Click here

We meet at the Kendall Fire Hall 7528 Kendall Rd., Maple Falls.
6:30 p.m. on the second Wednesday of every month.
[Note: Our July meeting starts at 6:00 p.m. and is typically a pot-luck celebration of another year's accomplishments.]
Ask Questions,
Get Answers,
Take Action!
Be Part of the Solution!

What would you do if there was a natural or man-made disaster or emergency? Would you be prepared? What about your family, friends and neighbors? Our team of leaders and experts will be discussing and taking action on these topics and more. Be part of the discussion!

News Bits
We are very pleased to introduce our new president, Billy Walker.  Billy assumed office in October 2019. 
As he transitions in, Billy will be bringing in new ideas and a fresh vitality to our group.
Please join us at one of our meetings to meet Billy and welcome him to his new position.


BERT's interview with KAVZ at 102.5 FM Aired the week of 11/20/17.  The show is called "In The Know" by Jan White.
BERT Interview - In the Know - Jan White, Kevin & Maggie Fairshon
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Relevant Events
BERT will periodically post announcements of upcoming relevant events and activities  as they are scheduled.  Stay tuned!
7th Annual Community Connections Fair

February 21st, 2019, 4PM-7PM

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Whatcom Regional

Resource Center

8251 Kendall Rd, Maple Falls

BERT's Annual Dinner & Raffle Fund-raiser


September 25th, 2019



Please contact us if you can help sponsor this event with catering or have an auction/raffle item.

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Many thanks to our donors and sponsors shown below!  We appreciate your partnerships!
Donors + sponsors
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