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National Burn Awareness Week: Tips to reduce your risk of a burn.

What is more convenient and cozy than a gas fireplace in your home? However, did you know that the glass doors on a gas fireplace present a serious burn risk? The glass can reach temperatures as high as 1300 degrees Fahrenheit! Toddlers are especially vulnerable to serious burns from touching… [ Keep reading ]

Keeping safe and warm in wintery conditions

Snow makes for a pretty landscape, and following these tips will help you stay safe and warm during this upcoming freezing spell. In the home Give heaters plenty of space• Keep flammable items one-foot from baseboard heaters and three-feet from portable space heaters and wood and gas fireplaces. Manage heaters… [ Keep reading ]

All is calm, all is bright

We at Seattle Fire want to help keep your holiday calm and bright by following a few important electrical safety tips. Did you know overloading your electrical outlets or damaged lighting equipment contributes to almost half of all home Christmas tree fires? Start with checking last year’s string of lights… [ Keep reading ]

Have a Happy and Safe Thanksgiving!

The Seattle Fire Department reminds residents to be safe while cooking and gathering this holiday season. Thanksgiving is the leading day for home cooking-related fires. Other holiday-related home fires involve heating and electrical sources. Before starting your holiday cooking, be sure to test your smoke alarms by pushing the “test”… [ Keep reading ]

Stop at 4 for Child Safety

Most young children love looking out a window, but did you know that properly installed window stops can keep your child from an unintentional window fall? Window locks set to limit window openings to less than 4 inches and easily removed in the event of an emergency can go a… [ Keep reading ]

Make your 4th of July a safe and happy one!

This 4th of July, the Seattle Fire Department recommends attending one of the many public fireworks displays near you to celebrate the holiday. Why? Last year, there were 262 fireworks injuries, up 11 percent from the previous 10-year average in the state of Washington. In Seattle, one of those injuries… [ Keep reading ]