Archive for 'Public Education'
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
Fire Station 14 hosts an open house May 16, 2013, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. SEATTLE – The Seattle Fire Department and the Seattle Fire Fighters Union, Local 27, invite the community to check out the completed renovation of Seattle’s historic Fire Station 14, located at 3224 Fourth Ave. S in the SODO District, during [...][More]
Posted: May 10th, 2013 under Community Events, Fire Line, Public Education.
Tags: FAS, Fire Chief Gregory Dean, fire station, Fire Station 14, Historic, Last Resort FIre Museum, Local 27, Mayor Mike McGinn, Neighborhood, Seattle, Seattle Fire Department, Seattle Mayor, SODO, South Downtown, Technical Rescue Team
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
Seattle—An unattended candle is to blame for a house fire in West Seattle on Sunday morning according to a Seattle Fire Investigator. The candle was located in a bedroom and the investigator determined it most likely ignited available combustible materials. At 5:05 a.m. on Sunday November 18, 2012, a neighbor called the Fire Alarm Center [...][More]
On January 1, 2013 new Washington state regulations go into effect requiring carbon (CO) monoxide alarms in all residential dwelling units. This applies even for dwellings that don’t have fireplaces or gas-fired appliances, because these are not the cause of the most severe incidents. Following a 2006 windstorm, 250 people were treated for carbon monoxide [...][More]
As the end of Daylight Saving Time approaches on Sunday, November 4th, the Seattle Fire Department wants to remind residents to change their smoke alarm 9V batteries when they change their clocks. Lithium long-life smoke alarm batteries do not need to be changed yearly. Changing smoke alarm at least once a year is one of [...][More]
Posted: November 2nd, 2012 under Battalion 5 (SE Seattle), Community Events, Fire Line, Public Education.
Tags: batteries, brighton, change your battery, energizer, Rainier Valley, smoke alarms, Time change
October 19–Several recent fires in Seattle serve to remind residents to pay special attention to fire safety. Over the past several days, firefighters have responded to fires caused by unattended cooking and overloaded outlets and extension cords. Here are a few tips to keep your home safe this fall season: Electrical • Avoid using extension [...][More]