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May 26: COVID-19 update for Seattle Fire personnel

The following information is updated as of 5 p.m. on May 26

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 with 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: 103 members
  • Total number of SFD personnel who have tested positive for COVID-19 and have recovered: 18 members


Highlight of the Week:

The fight against cancer does not stop during the COVID-19 pandemic. Many activities, including the March 2020 Firefighter Stairclimb in Seattle to benefit the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, have been cancelled due to COVID-19. Fellow firefighters from Mercer Island and the Port of Seattle, who had planned to do the New Zealand Climb on May 22 before it was cancelled, arranged to do a socially distanced climb of the Space Needle instead. Pictured below are Seattle Lt. Frank Brennan and Firefighter Tyler Sell, who were invited to join. We are proud of our many members who have still made the climb to join the fight against blood cancers. #FirefighterStairclimb #LLS