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Native American Heritage Month – Working on Dxʷdəwʔabš (Duwamish) land

November is Native American Heritage Month, which according to the National Congress of American Indians, “is a time to celebrate rich and diverse cultures, traditions, and histories and to acknowledge the important contributions of Native people.” The Seattle Fire Department would like to acknowledge the many contributions of the Native members… [ Keep reading ]

2-Alarm vacant building fire in the Columbia City neighborhood

SEATTLE – At 6:28 p.m., the Seattle Fire Department’s Fire Alarm Center received 911 calls reporting heavy smoke coming from a vacant commercial building in the 4200 block of Rainier Ave. S. in the Columbia City neighborhood. As firefighters approached the scene, they reported flames showing through the roof of… [ Keep reading ]

Fire damages business in the South Park neighborhood

Seattle — Last night at 8:54 p.m., the Seattle Fire Department’s Fire Alarm Center received 911 calls reporting smoke coming from the windows and doors of a two-story commercial building in the 8500 block of 14th Ave. S. in the South Park neighborhood. Firefighters confirmed the callers’ reports as they… [ Keep reading ]

Carbon Monoxide Poisoning Prevention

Carbon monoxide (CO) is an odorless and colorless gas that can cause severe illness or death. It is produced any time fossil fuels are burned. During a power outage, the use of gas generators or outdoor grills in carports or too close to the home can trap CO in the… [ Keep reading ]

Seattle Fire collecting toys on Dec. 10

We are excited to announce our support for the U.S. Marine Corps’ annual Toys for Tots drive. The Seattle Fire Department will collect toys on Sunday, Dec. 10, 2023 at these five Seattle fire stations: 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. Station 32 in West Seattle (4700 38th Ave. SW) Station… [ Keep reading ]

Fireplace and chimney safety tips

As the winter season approaches, many people are looking forward to enjoying a warm fireplace during the colder Seattle months. Home fires occur more often in winter than in any other season.  By following these simple tips, you can enjoy the warmth and comfort of a cozy fire while also keeping your family and home safe.

Fire at dog daycare facility in SoDo

Seattle — Last night at 8:29 p.m., the Seattle Fire Department’s Fire Alarm Center received 911 calls from workers of a dog daycare in the 600 block of S. Industrial Way of SoDo reporting heavy smoke coming from the second floor of their facility. The workers evacuated the building and… [ Keep reading ]

Nov. 2023 Promotional Ceremony

SEATTLE – Fire Chief Harold Scoggins held a promotional ceremony on Nov. 9 at the Seattle Fire Department headquarters to welcome new professional staff and promote members to new ranks. Congratulations to all as they step into their new leadership roles. New professional staff: Lieutenant promotions: Captain promotions: Battalion Chief… [ Keep reading ]

Check smoke and carbon monoxide alarms this end of daylight saving time – November 5, 2023

It’s that time of year when we change the time on our microwave ovens and other clocks. Daylight Saving Time comes to an end this weekend (Sunday, November 5 at 2 a.m.) This is a good reminder to check that your smoke and carbon monoxide (CO) alarms are working by… [ Keep reading ]

October is Sudden Cardiac Arrest Awareness Month

On the final day of Sudden Cardiac Arrest Awareness Month, the Seattle Fire Department would like to remind residents to learn about Sudden Cardiac Arrest (SCA) and how to prepare for it. SCA is a life-threatening emergency that happens when the heart suddenly stops beating. It can affect people of… [ Keep reading ]