Posts categorized under Carrie Brazil, Author at Fire Line

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 ]

Winter Weather – Personal Preparedness

According to the Seattle Office of Emergency Management, snow and ice are identified as Seattle’s second top hazards. We know winter weather in Western Washington can be unpredictable. In December 2021, 4”-9” inches of snow fell in the Seattle Metro area followed by several consecutive days of low temps. This… [ Keep reading ]

That’s a Wrap! SFD finishes Toys for Tots 2021 campaign

For more than 50 years, the Seattle Fire Department has helped collect toys for area families in need. Our support of the U.S. Marine Corps’ Toys for Tots continued again this year. With the support of the Seattle Fire Foundation and QFC, we hosted three successful toy collection events in… [ Keep reading ]

Seattle Fire Supports Annual Toys for Tots at Three Drop-Off Locations

The Seattle Fire Department is collecting toys as part of the Marine Corps’ annual Toys for Tots drive. We have been part of this community giving event for more than 50 years and are pleased to be involved again this year. We know many Seattleites make it a holiday tradition… [ Keep reading ]

Holiday Fire Safety Tips: Candles and Incense

According to the National Fire Protection Association, from 2014 to 2018, US fire departments responded to an average of 7,600 home fires started by candles per year. These fires cause an annual average of 81 civilian deaths and 677 civilian injuries, as well as $278 million in property damage. During this period, candles… [ Keep reading ]

Fire Prevention Month Tip: Cooking Safety

Let’s Talk Cooking! This week we are highlighting the leading cause of home fires: UNATTENDED COOKING. Most home fires start in the kitchen when a person starts cooking and forgets about the food on the stove. It is easy to get distracted by a person, another task, a phone call… [ Keep reading ]

2021 Fire Prevention Month Tip: Heating Safety

Fall weather in the PNW means many things to a Seattleite: leaves changing from green to gold, daylight savings time, back to school, pumpkin spice everything, and preparing for winter weather, just to name a few. This week for Fire Prevention Month we are highlighting fire risks related to residential heating… [ Keep reading ]