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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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Change your Clock/Change your Battery

                  Come visit the Seattle Firefighters as they team up with Energizer for a Change your Clock/Change your Battery event at the Bartell’s Drug Store at 100 N 85th Street on Saturday November 1, 2014 from Noon to 3 p.m. As the end of Daylight Saving Time […]

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Seattle Fire Day at the MOHAI

  Date: Saturday, October 11, 2014 Time: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Location: MOHAI – 860 Terry Ave E.   On Saturday, October 11th, the Seattle Fire Department, in partnership with the Museum of History and Industry (MOHAI) will kick off Fire Prevention Month with a special program: Seattle Fire Day. Join us for a […]

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Seattle Firefighters Hit the Books to Promote Children’s Literacy

Seattle-The Seattle Fire Department is partnering with the Seattle Public Library for a reading program aimed at increasing literacy, and raising awareness of home fire safety. The Firefighter Story Times at the Seattle Public Library is part of October’s Fire Prevention Month. Seattle Firefighters will read No Dragons for Tea to dozens of preschool children […]

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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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