Accomplishments to Date:

(Established 12/2014, Incorporated State Non-Profit 6/8/15)

Visioning Working Group Established


Identity Established


Leadership Core Established


Mission Established


Priorities Established



BERT attends many public events to "introduce" ourselves to the community, provide disaster awareness/education, risk information, preparedness materials and to advocate for CERT training.  We routinely attend the Mount Baker Car Show and community events at the East County Regional Resource Center.

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Partnerships Established

Partnerships established with KendallWatch, Fire District 14, Whatcom Unified Emergency Management, Whatcom County
Sheriff’s Department, Whatcom CERT, North Fork Library, Center for Independent Living North Sound, Whatcom Volunteer Center, Mount Baker Chamber of Commerce, Local and area merchants, Mount Baker Amateur Radio Club, Whatcom Emergency Communications Group, East Whatcom Regional Resource Center, Mount Baker School District and Kendall Elementary PTA

Door To Door Campaigns

Conducted ongoing door-to-door Emergency Preparedness
Awareness Campaigns with Fire Dept., NW Clean Air and Red

Secured Sponsors

Secured sponsorship from Simple Box to provide subsidized-cost storage container for equipment & supplies. Secured additional donors and sponsorships, including Chazzam Signs & Graphics, Whatcom County Fire District 14, Mount Baker Chamber of Commerce, Crossroads Grocery, Mount Baker Chamber of Commerce, , Bee Hive Candles, Bellingham Community Food Co-Op, Wiggleboard Creations, Maggie's Hope, Yeagar's, Westside Pizza, Hardware Sales, Westside Building Supply, Re-Store, La Fiamma, North Fork Beer Shrine, Mud Bay,  Kragness Family Farm. Many, many thanks!!!

CERT Training and Certification

  • Promoted and successfully conducted our first CERT training with 11

certified graduates.

  • Ongoing CERT advocacy at numerous public events.

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