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Two injured in Green Lake residential fire

Seattle – At 7:31 p.m., the Fire Alarm Center received 911 calls reporting heavy smoke coming from the basement of a two story home at the 100 block of NE 63rd St. Early reports from an occupant indicated there was one person still inside the home. Though the first units… [ Keep reading ]

Fire Prevention Month 2023

October is Fire Prevention Month. This is a time to focus on the safety measures we can take to prevent fires from occurring in our homes and communities. It’s a time to educate ourselves on the potential hazards of fire and to take the necessary steps to help ensure that… [ Keep reading ]

Promotional ceremony for Seattle Fire personnel 

SEATTLE – The Seattle Fire Department celebrated the recent promotions of firefighters and professional staff during a ceremony at Fire Station 10 on Sept. 21, 2023. Many of the members thanked their families for supporting them through the lengthy promotional process and gave appreciation to their mentors. Join us in… [ Keep reading ]

Progress update on City of Seattle’s Health 99 overdose response team pilot 

Seattle – Today, Mayor Bruce Harrell joined Councilmember Lisa Herbold, Seattle Fire Department Chief Harold Scoggins, emergency medical responders, and other health leaders to give a progress update on the Health 99 overdose response unit, which began operations in July 2023.   Created following Mayor Harrell’s Executive Order issued in April to address the public health and safety impacts of the… [ Keep reading ]

September 18-22, 2023 is Falls Prevention Awareness Week

September 18-22, 2023 is National Falls Prevention Week. Join the Seattle Fire Department in getting this important fall prevention information out to our communities. Did you know? According to Seattle-King County Public Health, approximately 50%-70% of falls are due to home hazards, so it’s important to identify them and take… [ Keep reading ]

Four found deceased in 2-alarm fire in the Fremont/Wallingford neighborhoods

Seattle — Around 8:45 a.m. Seattle firefighters were dispatched to reports of a fire and scene of violence in a home at the 1000 block of N 48th St. As crews arrived, they pulled hose lines and connected to hydrants to begin fighting the fire. However, Seattle Police officers informed… [ Keep reading ]

Stage 2 Burn Ban Lifted in Seattle and King County

Updated Aug. 31: The City of Seattle and King County have lifted the Stage 2 Burn Ban. Original Post from Aug. 15 All outdoor recreational fires prohibited, outdoor cooking and heating appliances are restricted The City of Seattle has joined King County under a Stage 2 Burn Ban effective immediately…. [ Keep reading ]

Vacant building fire on Aurora Ave. N.

SEATTLE – Seattle firefighters were dispatched to a fire in a vacant structure around 10:30 a.m. on Aug. 20. Fire apparatus responding to the scene could see black smoke billowing from the structure blocks away prior to arriving. Engine 24 from the Bitter Lake neighborhood arrived first and reported flames… [ Keep reading ]

Preventing fires in dry conditions

During the month of July 2023, the Seattle Fire Department responded to 298 brush and bark fires. This greatly exceeded the 113 brush and bark fire responses in July 2022. Warm and dry weather is forecasted through the month of August, increasing the risk for more brush fires. Fortunately, there are… [ Keep reading ]

How to protect yourself from wildfire smoke

The quality of air we breathe is vital to our health. When wildfire smoke enters our region, the air quality can degrade quickly and be unhealthy for many. According to the Puget Sound Clean Air Agency, wildfire smoke carries the same health risks as wood smoke, except there can be… [ Keep reading ]