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Mayor Seeking Board Members for Seattle Fire Code Advisory Board

Seattle Mayor Ed Murray is seeking board members for the Seattle Fire Code Advisory Board. The Fire Code Advisory Board (FCAB) was created by the Seattle City Council to provide the public and local business, industry and technical trades a clear voice in the fire code process. Board members advise the City on updates and revisions to the […]

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Ring in the New Year Safely!

Fireworks cause thousands of burns and eye injuries and almost 20,000 reported fires per year! Fireworks are not allowed in the city of Seattle without a permit. Here’s some alternative ways to celebrate safely:   Piñatas – Turn your celebration into a festive and exciting event with a colorful paper-mache piñata! Balloons with confetti – Slip […]

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Stay Fire Safe this Halloween!

Help keep you and your family fire safe this holiday weekend by following these fire safety tips: Use flame-less candles or glow-sticks in jack-o-lanterns. Dried flowers, cornstalks and crepe paper can catch fire easily, keep all decorations away from open flames and other heat sources like light bulbs and heaters. If using candles, extinguish them before leaving a […]

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Seattle Fire Day at MOHAI

Come celebrate fire prevention month at Seattle Fire Day! Join us for family-friendly activities highlighting fire safety, past and present. The Seattle Fire Department and the Museum of History and Industry are teaming up for a day of firefighting history – artifacts, demonstrations and more. Admission to the lower level of the museum will be free from […]

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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 […]

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Keeping young children fire safe!

Week of the Young ChildTM April 12-18 is the 2015 Week of the Young ChildTM – an annual celebration to focus on the needs of young children. Safety Tips for Keeping Kids Fire Safe: Practice fire drills at home – teach two ways out of every room and practice crawling low under smoke to get […]

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3 Opportunities to be Part of the Seattle Fire Code Advisory Board

Because of its importance for residents and businesses, the Seattle Fire Code is updated by the Seattle Fire Department in cooperation with a volunteer advisory board that represents the interests of the public, organized labor, and local business, industry, and technical trades. We are seeking three board members for the Seattle Fire Code Advisory Board […]

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Family Taken to Hospital For Carbon Monoxide Poisoning

January 1—Medics evaluated a family of three after high levels of Carbon Monoxide (CO) was discovered inside their home. At 6:10 p.m. an occupant in the 5100 block of 41st St NE called 911 to report her husband and 10-year-old daughter were experiencing symptoms of CO poisoning. When firefighters arrived they found the mother and […]

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Flamesless Candles are a Safe Alternative

    According to the U.S. Fire Administration, more than half (56 percent) of home candle fires occur when something that can catch on fire is too close to the candle. Consider using battery-operated flameless candles, which can look, smell and feel like real candles. If you use candles: Extinguish all candles when leaving a […]

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Have a Happy and Safe Thanksgiving!

  The Seattle Fire Department reminds residents to be mindful of fire safety during this holiday season. Thanksgiving is the leading day for home cooking-related fires.  Other holiday-related home fires involve heating and electrical sources. Here are a few safety tips to make your Thanksgiving safer: Keep an adult by the stove while cooking your […]

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