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Promotional ceremony for Seattle Fire personnel 

SEATTLE – The Seattle Fire Department celebrated the recent promotions of firefighters and professional staff during a ceremony at Fire Station 10 on Sept. 21, 2023. Many of the members thanked their families for supporting them through the lengthy promotional process and gave appreciation to their mentors. Join us in… [ Keep reading ]

Progress update on City of Seattle’s Health 99 overdose response team pilot 

Seattle – Today, Mayor Bruce Harrell joined Councilmember Lisa Herbold, Seattle Fire Department Chief Harold Scoggins, emergency medical responders, and other health leaders to give a progress update on the Health 99 overdose response unit, which began operations in July 2023.   Created following Mayor Harrell’s Executive Order issued in April to address the public health and safety impacts of the… [ Keep reading ]

Vacant building fire on Aurora Ave. N.

SEATTLE – Seattle firefighters were dispatched to a fire in a vacant structure around 10:30 a.m. on Aug. 20. Fire apparatus responding to the scene could see black smoke billowing from the structure blocks away prior to arriving. Engine 24 from the Bitter Lake neighborhood arrived first and reported flames… [ Keep reading ]

Seattle City Council and Mayor approve funding for permanent operation of Ladder 13 and Medic 26 

SEATTLE – On Nov. 28, the Seattle City Council adopted the 2023 and endorsed the 2024 budget, which included funding to support the permanent operation of Ladder 13 and Medic 26. The two units were initially put in place in 2020 after the West Seattle Bridge closed for repairs; however,… [ Keep reading ]

November 2022 Promotional Ceremony

SEATTLE – Fire Chief Harold Scoggins held a promotional ceremony on Nov. 17 at Fire Station 10 to promote members to new ranks in the department and welcome new employees. Congratulations to all as they step into their new leadership roles. Professional staff new hires: Jae Yu, Fire Protection Engineer… [ Keep reading ]

Box truck hits North Seattle home

SEATTLE – On Nov. 7 just after 10:30 a.m., Seattle firefighters responded to N. 85th St. and Wallingford Ave. N. for a box truck carrying flooring material that ran into a home, causing extensive damage. Engine 16 arrived first on scene and learned from the passenger of the box truck… [ Keep reading ]

Live-fire training in Queen Anne neighborhood on Oct. 22-30

The Seattle Fire Department (SFD) will train current firefighters and new firefighter recruits at a vacant apartment building in the Queen Anne neighborhood on Oct. 22-30 at 610 2nd Ave. W. This is the first time in the history of the Acquired Structure Program that the department will conduct this training in… [ Keep reading ]

Firefighters rescue man from house fire in West Seattle

SEATTLE – On May 22 just around 7 p.m., firefighters responded to to the 9800 block of 45th Ave. SW in West Seattle for a fire in a residential home. Upon arrival, Engine 37 reported heavy smoke coming from a front window on the 1st floor of the home, and… [ Keep reading ]

Trial by fire for Seattle’s newest firefighters in Fremont on May 16-19

The Seattle Fire Department (SFD) will train new firefighter recruits at vacant homes in the Fremont neighborhood on May 16-19 at 3612 and 3620 Phinney Ave. N. Live-fire training is an opportunity for Seattle’s new fire recruits to work with experienced firefighters and face real-fire scenarios in a controlled setting…. [ Keep reading ]

Seattle Fire Department becomes first in Washington State to earn a Protection Class 1 rating by WSRB 

New Protection Class 1 rating reaffirms Seattle Fire’s commitment to providing exemplary fire protection to residents and businesses in the City of Seattle Protection Class 1 rating goes into effect on July 1, 2022, for the vast majority of properties located within the City of Seattle SEATTLE – The Seattle… [ Keep reading ]