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Fireplace and chimney safety tips

As the winter season approaches, many people are looking forward to enjoying a warm fireplace during the colder Seattle months. Home fires occur more often in winter than in any other season.  By following these simple tips, you can enjoy the warmth and comfort of a cozy fire while also keeping your family and home safe.

Cooking safety starts with you!

October 8-14, 2023 is National Fire Prevention Week https://www.nfpa.org/fpw and week two of Seattle Fire Department’s Fire Prevention Month! This week’s focus is cooking safety and how to prevent fires and keep your entire household safe in the kitchen. Home fires are a serious risk that can occur without warning… [ Keep reading ]

How to protect yourself from wildfire smoke

The quality of air we breathe is vital to our health. When wildfire smoke enters our region, the air quality can degrade quickly and be unhealthy for many. According to the Puget Sound Clean Air Agency, wildfire smoke carries the same health risks as wood smoke, except there can be… [ Keep reading ]

Springing Into Home Cleaning? Remember these Fire and Injury Prevention Tips!

Inside THE HOME Edition Clear Your Home Clutter in Case of Emergencies Ensure entrances and exits to your home are not blocked by storage or furniture; the locking mechanisms, if permitted, operate easily and everyone can use them. Create and Practice Your Home Fire Escape Plan Fire is fast, hot,… [ Keep reading ]

Make holiday baking with kids fun and safe

Are you planning a Great British Bake Off level holiday baking session this weekend? Perhaps friends are coming over for a gingerbread-house kids party or you are prepping treats for Santa’s arrival? It’s easy to get caught up in the excitement of a new cookie recipe or holiday menu. Safety… [ Keep reading ]

Lithium-ion battery safety tips

Lithium-ion rechargeable batteries are commonly used in home electronics such as phones, laptop computers, tablets, e-scooters and other devices that require plug in charging. These batteries are small and powerful but when used incorrectly, they can overheat, catch fire, or explode. Fire agencies in King County continue to respond to fires caused by… [ Keep reading ]

Holiday cooking safety

Fall is here and holiday prep is in full swing! If you are planning for Friendsgiving, Thanksgiving, or another celebration, please keep our safety information and tips in mind. We want you to enjoy your holidays and be safe while cooking with family and children. While cooking is the number… [ Keep reading ]

Holiday Cooking Safety – Frying a Turkey

Most people who enjoy turkey over the holidays will spend several hours prepping and roasting their bird in the oven. However, other less traditional ways of preparing turkey, such as deep-frying, continue to gain popularity. Even though outdoor gas-fueled turkey fryers cook turkeys in a fraction of the time it… [ Keep reading ]

Candles & Incense – Staying Safe this Holiday!

The Dangers of Burning Candles and Incense According to the National Fire Protection Agency (NFPA) from 2015-2019 U.S. fire departments responded to an estimated 7,400 home structure fires that were started by candles per year. These fires caused an annual average of 90 deaths, 670 injuries and $291 million in… [ Keep reading ]

Halloween 2022: Stay Spooky and Safe, Seattle

Halloween is just around the corner and that means many celebrations for children and adults alike! The Seattle Fire Department wants your holiday to be fun and SAFE. Follow these tips to keep all the ghouls and goblins in your household safe: Other helpful resources from NFPA for planning your… [ Keep reading ]