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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: Lookout for trick-or-treaters and drive slowly in neighborhoods…. [ Keep reading ]

Fire Prevention Month – Heating Safety

For our final week of 2022 Fire Prevention Month, we are highlighting the fire risks related to heating which is the second main cause of home fires in the U.S. According to the National Fire Protection Agency (NFPA) based on 2014-2018 annual averages, most home heating fire deaths (81%) involved… [ 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 ]

National Pet Fire Safety Day – July 15, 2022

July 15, 2022 is National Pet Fire Safety Day! One of the hallmarks of responsible pet ownership is keeping them safe and planning for unexpected emergencies, including fires in your home. Make sure you have a plan for your pets in case of a fire and always have working smoking… [ Keep reading ]