Archive for 'Public Education'
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 […][More]
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 […][More]
Posted: June 11th, 2014 under Community Events, Fire Line, Public Education.
Tags: Columbia City, downtown, Greenwood, Queen Anne, Seattle, Seattle Fire Department, Seattle Public Libraries, SPL, story times, University District, West Seattle
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 […][More]
Posted: March 14th, 2014 under Battalion 5 (SE Seattle), Community Events, Fire Line, Fire Prevention, Public Education.
Tags: bet, Broncos, Denver, Denver Fire Chief, engine 13, Eric Tade, Fire Chief, football, Gregory Dean, Kidde, National Fire Protection Association, Seahawks, Seattle, Seattle Fire Chief, Seattle Fire Department, seattle firefighters, smoke alarm, smoke detector, Superbowl, Wager
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 […][More]
Posted: February 23rd, 2014 under Battalion 5 (SE Seattle), Fire Line, Fire Prevention, Fires, Public Education.
Tags: accidental fire, electrical fire, light fixture, rainier beach, Roxbury, Seattle, seattle firefighters, smoke alarms
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.[More]
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 […][More]
Posted: January 28th, 2014 under Community Events, Fire Line, Public Education.
Tags: battery, Broncos, Denver Fire Department, Eric Tade, Fire Chief, football, friendly wager, Gregory Dean, Kidde, NFL, Seahawks, Seattle, Seattle Fire Department, smoke alarms, smoke detectors, Superbowl, West Seattle
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 […][More]
Posted: November 20th, 2013 under Community Events, Fire Line, Fires, Public Education.
Tags: candle fires, cooking fire, electrical fire, Fire Safety, heating fire, holiday, holiday fires, Seattle, Seattle Fire Department, seattle firefighters, Thanksgiving, Turkey, turkey fryer fires
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 […][More]
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 […][More]
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