Seattle Fire honors its fallen in annual ceremony

“Never forget. We say these words as a vow to remember. They are also spoken to assure families, friends and colleagues that your loved one will never be forgotten. Their lives and service have made an indelible mark that can never be erased.” – Seattle Fire Chief Harold D. Scoggins… [ Keep reading ]

October is Fire Prevention Month

For Fire Prevention Month, the Seattle Fire Department is focusing on four key safety topics: 1) cooking safety, 2) home fire evacuation, 3) smoke alarms and 4) heating safety. Each week, the Seattle Fire Department will publish multilingual safety videos of each topic on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. The videos… [ Keep reading ]

STAGE 2 BURN BAN IN EFFECT IN SEATTLE

All outdoor recreational fires prohibited, outdoor cooking and heating appliances are restricted The City of Seattle has joined King County under a State 2 burn ban effective immediately. During a Stage 2 burn ban, any outdoor fire such as a backyard fire pit or campfire using chopped firewood or charcoal… [ Keep reading ]

Share the Road – Kids are Headed Back to School

As kids head back to school be prepared to share the road with school-goers and caregivers. Stay alert and share the road with walkers, bikers and buses. Keep kids safe by driving the speed limit, obeying traffic signs and anticipate people walking on sidewalks. The speed limit in school zones… [ Keep reading ]

Fire Safety Fair in South Seattle

The Seattle Fire Department will host a free family-friendly fire safety fair for our South Seattle neighbors, from Noon-2:00p.m. Sunday, August 28. Please join us at Fire Station 28 (5968 Rainier Ave. S.) for fun educational activities and learn important fire and life safety skills. All ages are welcome! A… [ Keep reading ]

Why did my smoke alarm sound but there was no smoke?

Lately, we have been getting calls from concerned residents who are experiencing smoke alarms going off from something other than the usual known causes of smoke or steam. If this happens, there is a good chance that something else has triggered the smoke alarm such as a cob web or… [ Keep reading ]

Join Seattle Fire for a Career Day on Aug. 17

Join the Seattle Fire Department from noon to 3 p.m. on Aug. 17 as we co-host a  Fire Career Day at North Seattle College. We’ll be joined by Worksource, Employment Security Department, regional fire departments, Seattle’s Black Firefighters Association and the Seattle Fire Women’s Alliance.  We aim to answer your… [ Keep reading ]

Firefighters extinguish series of set fires in the Central District

SEATTLE — Firefighters responded to a series of four five set fires that occurred in the Central District beginning around 7:30 p.m. on Aug. 8 and continuing through 8:45 p.m. All of the fires happened at the front or rear entrances of the homes, and involved nearby combustible materials such… [ Keep reading ]

Firefighters battle a 2-Alarm marina fire in the Westlake neighborhood

SEATTLE — Aug. 5 at 11:05 p.m., the Seattle Fire Department’s Fire Alarm Center received 911 calls reporting a houseboat on fire docked near the 2000 block of Westlake Ave N. Seattle Police Department’s Harbor Patrol was also dispatched to the scene. Engines 9, 2 and Ladder 4 were the… [ Keep reading ]

Hot weather safety

Hot weather is expected in the Seattle area next week. Higher temperatures can lead to heat-related illnesses such as heat exhaustion and heat stroke. Fortunately, there are ways to prevent becoming ill from too much heat. Too much heat and sun can overwhelm anyone but those most at risk from… [ Keep reading ]