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Light Your Holidays Safely

A decorated holiday tree is the source for approximately 210 home fires each year in the US, according to the National Fire Protection Association.  Electrical problems are the cause of one third of those tree fires. Consider these safety tips as you decorate this season! How to handle those holiday lights!  Avoid overloading electrical outlets for […]


Stay Fire Safe this Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving is the peak day for home cooking fires with three times as many as an average day.  Other holiday-related home fires involve heating and electrical sources. Unattended cooking is a leading contributing factor in cooking fires. Make your Thanksgiving fire safe with these helpful tips: Keep an adult by the stove while cooking your favorite dishes! […]


Woman in burning house carried to safety by neighbor

Late Sunday night, a helpful neighbor saw smoke coming from the house across the street on 18th Avenue SW. Knowing that one of the occupants was an elderly woman with mobility issues, he quickly ran into the house to assist her. He carried her in his arms to safety. The other five residents were able to exit quickly on their own. There were […]


Helicopters, Cops and Firefighters all on the same team

Over the last 10 years multiple agencies have come together to coordinate funds, training and equipment in order to better serve our diverse geographic area. This successful partnership was demonstrated today at the Port of Seattle Terminal 5 where law enforcement helicopters from different agencies worked together with Seattle Firefighters to perfect their response team […]


Candle Fire Safety

One small flame resulted in a 3-alarm marina fire on November 2 with damage to 11 boats. Fortunately, there were no injuries. Candles are used in 70% of American households. Yet, a study by the National Fire Protection Association shows that only 30% of adults who use candles have a specific household rule to never […]


Unattended candle causes marina fire

Nov. 2. 2015- The early morning 3-alarm marina fire located at 2421 Westlake Avenue North has been determined accidental. An unattended candle started the fire aboard a 40- foot boat moored under a covered section of the marina.  The fire quickly spread to neighboring boats and to the structure above that housed a law firm. […]


Fall Back – Change your clocks, change your batteries!

Daylight Saving Time comes to an end November 1, 2015. Use this as a reminder to change the batteries in smoke alarms and carbon monoxide detectors. Lithium long-life batteries do not need to be changed yearly. Changing smoke alarm and CO detector batteries at least once a year is one of the easiest and most effective ways […]


Stay Fire Safe this Halloween!

Help keep you and your family fire safe this holiday weekend by following these fire safety tips: Use flame-less candles or glow-sticks in jack-o-lanterns. Dried flowers, cornstalks and crepe paper can catch fire easily, keep all decorations away from open flames and other heat sources like light bulbs and heaters. If using candles, extinguish them before leaving a […]


Trial by fire for Seattle’s newest firefighters

The Seattle Fire Department will be training brand new firefighters at a vacant home in the Rainier Beach neighborhood. Starting Tuesday October 27 and continuing until Friday October 30, 2015, training officers and fire recruits will be practicing firefighting skills at a home located at 9680 51 Ave. South. During these dates, residents will notice […]


Seattle Fire Day at MOHAI

Come celebrate fire prevention month at Seattle Fire Day! Join us for family-friendly activities highlighting fire safety, past and present. The Seattle Fire Department and the Museum of History and Industry are teaming up for a day of firefighting history – artifacts, demonstrations and more. Admission to the lower level of the museum will be free from […]