April 16—Seattle Fire Investigators ruled a fatal Capitol Hill house fire was accidental caused by improperly discarded smoking materials in a chair. The fire caused $150,000 damage to the residence and $50,000 damage to the contents of the 2-story home. Multiple callers reported the fire to the Fire Alarm Center at 8:51 a.m. reporting smoke […][More]
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 […][More]
Posted: March 30th, 2015 under Fire Line, Fire Prevention, Public Education.
Tags: Fire drills, Fire Safety, home fire safety check, injury prevention, Keeping Kids Safe, preschool program, Public Education, safe play keep away, safety tips, seattle firefighters, Seattle. Seattle Fire Department, smoke alarms, Week of the Young Child
March 7- Seattle firefighters spent half-an-hour extricating a mother from her pickup truck after a collision between the vehicle and a bus. At 12:53 p.m. firefighters were called to Rainier Avenue South and South Massachusetts Street for a car rescue. When firefighters arrived on scene, they found a pickup truck with a smashed-in driver’s door. […][More]
Posted: March 7th, 2015 under Battalion 5 (SE Seattle), Fire Line, Rescues.
Tags: Harborview Medical Center, Heavy Rescue, massachussetts, Rainier, Seattle, Seattle Fire, seattle firefighters, Seattle Police Department
February 25—Seattle Fire Investigators determined a house fire on 16th Avenue was accidental, caused by an overheated oil radiator. The damage estimate is $50,000 to the fire house and $50,000 to the home to the north. Just minutes before midnight, a 911 call came into the Fire Alarm Center reporting a fire at a two-story home […][More]
February 24—Seattle Fire Investigators determined the cause of an early morning RV fire in Ballard was accidental, caused by a burning candle inside the coach. At 2:31 a.m., multiple 911 callers reported hearing an explosion and then a fire in the RV that was parked on NW 45th Street and 6Th Avenue NW. When firefighters […][More]
February 23- The cause of a fire inside the engine compartment of a bus parked at a bus maintenance yard remains under investigation. At 8:33 p.m. Sunday night, workers at the lot located in the 4500 block of West Marginal Way SW saw smoke and fire coming from a coach that was parked inside the lot. […][More]
February 23- A Seattle Firefighter will be moved to the burn unit overnight at Harborview Medical Center after suffering 1st and 2nd degree burns while fighting a furnace fire at a commercial building on Harbor Island. Just minutes after 9 a.m., firefighters were called to a metal business located in the 3400 block of 13th […][More]
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 […][More]
Posted: February 20th, 2015 under Fire Line, Fire Prevention.
Tags: entertainment, fire code, Fire Marshals Office, fire prevention, hospitals, manufacturing, nightclubs, retail, Seattle, Seattle Fire Department, seattle firefighters, universities, warehousing
February 3-It was a busy day for Seattle Firefighters. They battled three unrelated house fires, in different parts of the city, during a 90 minute span today. • 8 people displaced • $195,000 in total damage • All 3 fires were electrical in nature House Fire 1000 block of NE 123rd Street Fire The first […][More]
February 4—Seattle Firefighters rescued a 25-year-old man trapped in a void space on a train car this morning. Around 8:15 a.m., walkers along the Burke Gillman Trail heard a man screaming for help in the 6200 block of Seaview Avenue NW. The good Samaritans called 911. When firefighter arrived, they found the patient head first […][More]
Posted: February 4th, 2015 under Battalion 4 (NW Seattle), Fire Line.
Tags: Burke Gillman Trail, Railcar, Seattle, Seattle Fire, Seattle Fire Department, seattle firefighters, Seaview, Tanker Car, technical rescue, Train