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May 18: COVID-19 update for Seattle Fire personnel

The following information is updated as of 5 p.m. on May 18

Quarantine and Isolation: 

  • Members currently in quarantine or isolation: 0 members
  • Total number of SFD personnel impacted since the beginning of tracking COVID-19: 127 members
  • Total number of SFD personnel who have completed their 14-day quarantine and returned to work: 127 members


This includes those who have received testing at the site designated for first responders and those who have shared their results from testing conducted at a private physician. 

  • Total number of known SFD personnel who have tested positive for COVID-19: 18 members
    (note: a previous positive test has now been ruled negative)
  • Total number of SFD personnel with a negative test results at first responder testing site: 93 members
  • Total number of SFD personnel who have tested positive for COVID-19 and have recovered: 18 members

Highlight of the Week:

The Seattle Fire Department has 73 firefighter-paramedics and 932 firefighter-EMTs serving this City, with an on duty strength of 210 uniform personnel per day. On this year’s National EMS Week, and especially during the COVID-19 pandemic, we thank these members and EMS workers across the world for their dedicated service.

Note: this photo was taken during a training.