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Fallen Firefighter Memorial

The Seattle Fire Department gathered to honor the 87 firefighters nationally who are being memorialized for dying in the line of duty. Seattle’s local ceremony marks the beginning of the 34th Annual National Fallen Firefighter Memorial weekend held at the National Fire Academy in Emmitsburg, Md. During the National Fallen Firefighter Memorial weekend, firefighters from around the […]


Fatal Multi Casualty Incident on Aurora Bridge

Seattle Firefighters responded to a report of a head-on crash involving a school charter bus, an amphibious tour vehicle and several passenger vehicles on the south end of the Aurora Bridge at 11:11 this morning. Four  people were killed and over 44 patients were transported to Harborview Medical Center and other area hospitals with a combination of critical […]


Replace Smoke Alarms after 10 years

Do your smoke alarms need to be replaced? If they are more than 10 years old, it might be time to replace them with new ones. According to the National Fire Protection Association, almost two-thirds of home fire deaths resulted from fires in properties without working smoke alarms. A working smoke alarm significantly increases your […]


The Seattle Fire Department is Hiring

Have you ever wondered if you had what it takes to be a Seattle Firefighter? Now is the time to find out. It is anticipated that approximately 25-50 positions will be filled annually for the next few years depending on attrition and budget.  Take the first step and apply now.   The Seattle Fire Department application […]


Two-alarm Boylston Avenue fire ruled accidental

Seattle Fire Investigators determined that yesterday’s two-alarm fire in an apartment building at 1517 Boylston Avenue was caused by an electrical malfunction in a refrigerator. The damage is estimated at $73-thousand to the contents and the building. Black smoke and flames were reported coming from a first floor unit at 5:41 Monday afternoon. Due to the amount of fire […]


More Seattle Firefighters Dispatched to Central and Eastern Washington Wild Fires



South Park Fire Station Open House

SEATTLE – The Seattle Fire Department and the Seattle Fire Fighters Union, Local 27, invite the community to check out the completed seismic and safety upgrade of Seattle’s Fire Station 26, located at 800 S. Cloverdale St. in the South Park neighborhood, during an open house from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. […]


20 Seattle Firefighters are Dispatched Across State to Assist in Wildfires

                        August 20–On Thursday, August 20th the Washington State Emergency Operations Center (EOC) requested four firefighters from the Seattle Fire Department’s Critical Stress Incident Management team to provide support in Okanogan.  The firefighters will assist Forest Service crews in dealing with the loss of three firefighters and the […]


Early Morning S. Park House Fire Caused by Transient Activity

August 17—A Seattle Fire Investigators determined an early morning fire at a vacant South Park home was accidental, caused by transient activity which ignited combustible materials in the attic space. At 5:36 a.m. a 911 call came into the Fire Alarm Center reporting a large amount of smoke coming from an abandoned home located in […]


Unattended Candle Caused Weekend House Fire in Ballard

August 16—Seattle Firefighters quickly extinguished a fire inside a 2nd story home located in the 8300 block of 28th Avenue NW. At 9:21 p.m., firefighters were called to the home for reports of flames visible from the second floor window of the home. When firefighters arrived they found a small fire in the upstairs bedroom. […]