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Fire officials out of loop as Whatcom County mulls district overhaul

Council's $275k efficiency study 'off base, unwarranted and unwelcome,' one chief says

A sign showing South Whatcom Fire Authority and its logo.
South Whatcom Fire Authority's Station 18 is located on Chuckanut Drive. The fire authority was formed from the consolidation of four old fire districts in Whatcom County. (Hailey Hoffman/Cascadia Daily News)
By Ralph Schwartz Staff Reporter
Fire officials say they weren’t consulted before Whatcom County Council members called for a $

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