May is Asian American, Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander Heritage Month

Asian American, Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander heritage month is an annual celebration that recognizes the many contributions of people of Asian, Hawaiian and Pacific Islander descent in the U.S. This month provides an opportunity to learn the history of Asian American, Native Hawaiians and Pacific Islanders (ANHPI) in Seattle… [ Keep reading ]

Firefighters rescue two from their burning apartment unit in Downtown Seattle

SEATTLE— At 10:28 a.m., The Seattle Fire Department’s Fire Alarm Center received a 911 call from Kendal Sprague and Gracie Reynolds reporting two people on a 5th floor balcony waving for help as smoke billowed from their apartment window from across the freeway. Kendal and Gracie were unable to verify… [ Keep reading ]

Trial by fire for Seattle’s newest firefighters in Fremont on May 16-19

The Seattle Fire Department (SFD) will train new firefighter recruits at vacant homes in the Fremont neighborhood on May 16-19 at 3612 and 3620 Phinney Ave. N. Live-fire training is an opportunity for Seattle’s new fire recruits to work with experienced firefighters and face real-fire scenarios in a controlled setting…. [ Keep reading ]

Firefighters rescue resident from apartment fire in the Central District neighborhood

SEATTLE — Friday afternoon, our Fire Alarm Center received multiple 9-1-1 calls reporting flames coming from a first-floor unit of an apartment building on the 100 block of 14th Ave. Engine 25, Engine 6 and Ladder 3 were the first units on scene and confirmed the callers’ reports. Crews from… [ Keep reading ]

Seattle Fire Department becomes first in Washington State to earn a Protection Class 1 rating by WSRB 

New Protection Class 1 rating reaffirms Seattle Fire’s commitment to providing exemplary fire protection to residents and businesses in the City of Seattle Protection Class 1 rating goes into effect on July 1, 2022, for the vast majority of properties located within the City of Seattle SEATTLE – The Seattle… [ Keep reading ]

April 2022 Promotional Ceremony

SEATTLE – Fire Chief Harold Scoggins held a promotional ceremony on April 7 at Fire Station 10 to promote 40 members to new ranks in the department and welcome new employees. Congratulations to all as they step into their new leadership role. Professional staff new hires: Veronica Qualls, Accounting Tech… [ Keep reading ]

Free combo smoke/carbon monoxide alarms for qualifying Seattle residents

Since first becoming introduced and recognized as an important life saving device in the 1970’s, smoke alarms are now found in most homes and have saved countless lives. Yet a 2021 study from the National Fire Protection Association found that almost three out of five home fire deaths were caused… [ Keep reading ]

Celebrating Women’s History Month

March is Women’s History Month, a national recognition of the vital roles women have played throughout history. Women’s History Month is a time to reflect on the courageousness of women in past generations and to celebrate how their efforts and bravery afforded women the opportunities and freedoms they have today. … [ Keep reading ]

Spring Cleaning Tips

As we ease into warmer weather and longer days, the Seattle Fire Department would like to remind you to keep safety in mind when starting your 2022 spring cleaning and other home projects. The following are some tips to help keep you and your family safe! Declutter Before Deep Cleaning… [ Keep reading ]

Be safe with candles and incense

The Seattle Fire Department responded to a home fire earlier this month that was later determined to be caused by a candle. This fire provides another reminder about the potential damage from a single candle flame or from burning incense. According to the National Fire Protection Association, there are on… [ Keep reading ]