Seattle Firefighters responded to a report of a head-on crash involving a school charter bus, an amphibious tour vehicle and several passenger vehicles on the south end of the Aurora Bridge at 11:11 this morning. Four people were killed and over 44 patients were transported to Harborview Medical Center and other area hospitals with a combination of critical […][More]
Do your smoke alarms need to be replaced? If they are more than 10 years old, it might be time to replace them with new ones. According to the National Fire Protection Association, almost two-thirds of home fire deaths resulted from fires in properties without working smoke alarms. A working smoke alarm significantly increases your […][More]
Have you ever wondered if you had what it takes to be a Seattle Firefighter? Now is the time to find out. It is anticipated that approximately 25-50 positions will be filled annually for the next few years depending on attrition and budget. Take the first step and apply now. The Seattle Fire Department application […][More]
Posted: September 11th, 2015 under Fire Line.
Seattle Fire Investigators determined that yesterday’s two-alarm fire in an apartment building at 1517 Boylston Avenue was caused by an electrical malfunction in a refrigerator. The damage is estimated at $73-thousand to the contents and the building. Black smoke and flames were reported coming from a first floor unit at 5:41 Monday afternoon. Due to the amount of fire […][More]
Posted: September 8th, 2015 under Fire Line.
SEATTLE – The Seattle Fire Department and the Seattle Fire Fighters Union, Local 27, invite the community to check out the completed seismic and safety upgrade of Seattle’s Fire Station 26, located at 800 S. Cloverdale St. in the South Park neighborhood, during an open house from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. […][More]
August 20–On Thursday, August 20th the Washington State Emergency Operations Center (EOC) requested four firefighters from the Seattle Fire Department’s Critical Stress Incident Management team to provide support in Okanogan. The firefighters will assist Forest Service crews in dealing with the loss of three firefighters and the […][More]
August 17—A Seattle Fire Investigators determined an early morning fire at a vacant South Park home was accidental, caused by transient activity which ignited combustible materials in the attic space. At 5:36 a.m. a 911 call came into the Fire Alarm Center reporting a large amount of smoke coming from an abandoned home located in […][More]
August 16—Seattle Firefighters quickly extinguished a fire inside a 2nd story home located in the 8300 block of 28th Avenue NW. At 9:21 p.m., firefighters were called to the home for reports of flames visible from the second floor window of the home. When firefighters arrived they found a small fire in the upstairs bedroom. […][More]
The City of Seattle Office of Emergency Management has launched a new emergency alerting system called Alert Seattle. Residents can sign up for the free system which will send you customized alerts by: · Text message · Email · Voice Message · Facebook · Twitter This […][More]