Today marks the last day of Fire Chief Gregory M. Dean’s 44 year career. Chief Dean has been a strong leader in the Seattle Fire Department, serving as Chief for the past 10 years. He was skillful at finding common ground and forging long term relationships. Through his service, he has helped build a successful partnership […]
Posted: December 19th, 2014 under Fire Line.
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 […]
Posted: December 4th, 2014 under Community Events, Fire Line, Fire Prevention, Public Education.
A Seattle Fire Investigator determined a West Seattle two-alarm apartment fire was accidental caused by combustibles placed too close to an electrical baseboard heater. On Saturday November 29th, dispatchers at the Fire Alarm Center received a 911 call reporting an alarm going off inside a 4-story apartment building located in the 3800 block of Beach […]
Posted: December 4th, 2014 under Battalion 7 (W Seattle), Fire Line, Fires.
Tags: American Red Cross, Beach Drive, Crews, Harborview Medical Center, Seattle, seattle firefighters, West Seattle
Seattle Firefighters extinguished a fire inside a car after the speeding vehicle plowed into a downtown daycare center this morning. No one was injured after the car drove through a large plate glass window and smashed through the daycare’s bathroom. At 2:14 a.m., an automatic fire alarm inside the childcare facility alerted dispatchers to […]
Posted: December 4th, 2014 under Battalion 2 (Downtown), Fire Line, Fires.
Tags: car fire, Day Care, Kindercare, Seattle, Seattle City Light, Seattle Fire, seattle firefighters, Seattle Police Department, Stewart
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 […]
Posted: November 20th, 2014 under Fire Line, Fire Prevention, Fires, Public Education.
Tags: Seattle, seattle firefighters, Thanksgiving, turkey fryer fires
Safety is a top priority for the Seattle Fire Department. The Department has a zero tolerance policy on the use of drugs and/or alcohol while on duty. In addition, the fire company officer conducts a daily “fit for duty” check of all firefighters at the beginning of each shift. The fire company officer looks for any signs of […]
Posted: November 17th, 2014 under Fire Line.
OVERNIGHT UPDATE: Address change to 3612 2nd Avenue NW from original reported address of 200 block of NW 39th Street. November 7—A two-alarm fire in Fremont has taken the life of a man in his 80’s and seriously injured a second man. This is still an active fire investigation with the case being classified as […]
Posted: November 7th, 2014 under Battalion 4 (NW Seattle), Fire Line, Fires.
Tags: Fremont, Red Cross, Seattle, seattle firefighters, Seattle Police Department
November 3—Seattle Fire Department’s Technical Rescue Team members secured a Phinney Ridge Starbucks after a truck plowed through the front of the coffee shop. At 2:52 a.m., a 911 call came into dispatchers at the Fire Alarm Center reporting a pickup truck into the front of the Starbucks located at 316 N 67th Street. When […]
Posted: November 3rd, 2014 under Battalion 4 (NW Seattle), Fire Line.
Tags: phinney ridge, Seattle, Seattle Fire Department, Seattle Police, starbucks, Technical Rescue Team
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 […]
Posted: October 31st, 2014 under Community Events, Fire Line, Fire Prevention, Public Education.
Tags: Bartell Drugs, change your battery, Change your clock, Daylight Saving Time, energizer, Seattle, seattle firefighters
October 27–Saturday’s wind storm caused an increase in emergency responses by the Seattle Fire Department. We saw a 13% increase for the day over the previous Saturday. Between 7 p.m. and midnight, the firefighters responded to 17 Automatic Fire Alarms or Alarm Bells ringing at business and residential buildings. At 7:40 p.m. at 4700 Ravenna […]
Posted: October 27th, 2014 under Battalion 2 (Downtown), Battalion 4 (NW Seattle), Battalion 5 (SE Seattle), Battalion 6 (NE Seattle), Battalion 7 (W Seattle), Fire Line, Fires.
Tags: Seattle, seattle firefighters, weather, Windstorm