Archive for 'Fire Prevention'
For many of us, our pets are members of our family and the loss of a pet in a fire can be devastating. It is important to remember that you may have less than [...][More]
Posted: May 15th, 2013 under Fire Line, Fire Prevention, Public Education.
Tags: 911, cats, dogs, Fire, Firefighter, home fire drills, Pet, Pet Rescues, Public Education, Seattle, Seattle Fire Department, small animals
April 14- Firefighters quickly extinguished a BBQ fire which spread to a Capitol Hill home located in the 1900 block of 11th Avenue East. The homeowner called 911 at 12:07 p.m. to report that the fire from his BBQ grill spread to the back deck and to the wall of his house. When firefighter arrived, [...][More]
April 8-Seattle Fire Investigators determined an early morning fire at a Ballard multiplex residential building was an accidental fire caused by unattended candles. At 4:38 a.m. the Fire Alarm Center received multiple 911 calls of flames shooting from the apartment building located in the 2300 block of NW 62nd Street. Engine Company 18 arrived to [...][More]
Earlier this week a fire from an overheated electrical extension cord caused significant damage to a Seattle residence. Fires caused by overloaded circuits and overheated extension cords increase during the winter months. Here are a few tips to prevent fires caused by overloading outlets and cords: • Avoid using extension cords and plug adapters. Extension [...][More]
January 27-A Seattle Fire Investigator determined a top floor apartment fire on Capitol Hill was caused by a mattress placed against an electric baseboard heater. The electric heater ignited the mattress. At 10:54 a.m., multiple 911 calls came into the Fire Alarm Center reporting a fire on the top floor apartment of a building in [...][More]
Visit your local fire station on Saturday February 9, 2013 for the 19th Annual Neighbor Appreciation Day Celebration. Nearly two dozen fire stations will open their doors from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. The event began in 1995 and has grown in popularity ever since its inception. Link to website: http://www.seattle.gov/neighborhoods/neighborday/ Fire Stations scheduled to [...][More]
Posted: January 9th, 2013 under Battalion 2 (Downtown), Battalion 4 (NW Seattle), Battalion 5 (SE Seattle), Battalion 6 (NE Seattle), Battalion 7 (W Seattle), Community Events, Fire Line, Fire Prevention, Public Education.
Tags: 1/9/13, February 9, neighbor appreciation day, Open House
Recent Seattle home fires caused by unattended cooking are reminders about the precautions all people who use a stove should take before turning on a burner. Cooking-related fires are the number one cause of home fires. Safety Precautions • Do not leave cooking unattended on the stove. A serious fire can start in just seconds. [...][More]
Carbon Monoxide (CO) is a colorless, odorless gas that can cause severe illness or death. Carbon Monoxide is found in all fires, as well as fumes produced by charcoal or gas. It is produced by cars and trucks, small gasoline engines, stoves, lanterns, burning charcoal and wood, and gas ranges and heating systems. CO poisoning [...][More]
The Seattle Fire Department reminds residents to be mindful of fire safety during this holiday season. Holiday-related home fires primarily involve cooking, heating and electrical sources. Busy kitchens can lead to unattended stoves. Cold winter weather results in high use of space and wall heaters. Festive lights can be temptation for the use of overloaded [...][More]
Posted: December 11th, 2012 under Fire Line, Fire Prevention, Fires, Public Education.
Tags: cold, cooking, dangerous, Electrical, extension cord, festive, Fire Safety, heating, holiday, Holiday Fire Safety, holiday-related, home fires, kitchens, lights, outlets, overloaded, season, space, unattended stoves, Wall Heater, weather, winter
November 19, 2012—A cooking fire is to blame for an early morning fire at a West Seattle home according to Seattle Fire Investigators. The fire is being ruled as accidental, caused by transients cooking in the living room of the boarded up home. The initial 911 call came in at 5:09 a.m. reporting a fire [...][More]