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Fireworks and the 4th of July

Every year, fireworks-related fires and injuries increase around the 4th of July despite the fact that the selling, possessing or using fireworks is banned in the City of Seattle and in most cities and towns in King County. Young children are at a high risk of being injured from fireworks. Around 35% of people hospitalized […]

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Firefighters team up with kids to teach fire safety through stories

The Seattle Fire Department is partnering with the Seattle Public Libraries for a reading program aimed at increasing literacy, and raising awareness of home fire safety. This popular event, usually held in October, was held during the summer for the first time last year. Because of its overwhelming popularity, Firefighter Story Times are being held […]

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Denver Fire Chief Pays Off Football Wager With Seattle Fire Chief

                                                                                                                                                                                                                         March 14— While wearing Quarterback Russell Wilson’s Seahawk Jersey, Seattle Fire Chief Gregory Dean installed a donated smoke detector at a Beacon Hill resident’s home. The free installation was payoff for a friendly Big Game wager between Denver Fire Chief Eric Tade and Seattle Fire Chief Dean. In January, the Chiefs of Seattle Fire […]

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Smoke Alarm Helps Sleeping Residents Escape House Fire

February 22—Seattle Fire Investigators determined a roof fire at a home located in the Rainier Beach area of Seattle was accidental and caused by an electrical fire near the exterior porch light. At 12:03 a.m. a 911 call came into the Fire Alarm Center reporting flames coming from a the roof of a one-story home […]

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Seattle Fire Department’s Real-Time 911 Dispatch System is Offline for Maintenance

The Seattle Fire Department’s Real-Time 911 Dispatch System is offline for approximately the next three hours. The system will be offline Wednesday, February 19, 2014  from 9 a.m. to Noon. Technicians will be conducting routine maintenance and software upgrades to the system. This system interruption will not affect emergency response dispatching for the Fire Department.

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Seattle and Denver Fire Chief’s compete for smoke alarms in friendly football wager

Seattle – When the Seattle Seahawks and Denver Broncos face each other on Sunday, February 2, there will be more on the line than an NFL championship. The fire chiefs in Seattle and Denver are making the big game even more interesting by placing a friendly wager,a wager that may help save lives in the […]

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Thanksgiving Holiday Fire Safety

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. Thanksgiving is the leading day for home cooking-related fires. Keep these tips in mind this Thanksgiving Holiday: • Check on food regularly while cooking – unattended cooking is the […]

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Carbon Monoxide Safety

On October 30, 2013 the Seattle Fire Department treated 7 patients for Carbon Monoxide or CO exposure. Two people were found unconscious in a residential dwelling in the 13700 block of 35th Avenue NE. When firefighters arrived on scene, the levels of CO inside the unit were 1500 parts per million (ppm). The Occupational Safety […]

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Dry Weather Fire Safety

In the past month, the Seattle Fire Department has responded to more than 100 warm weather-related fires involving dry grass, bark and shrubs. Seattle residents can help reduce the chance of such outdoor fires by following a few simple steps: • Remove long grass, weeds or anything that can burn from around your home. This […]

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Fire and your Pet

                                          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 […]

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