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Seattle Fire Department launches pilot program allowing paramedics to administer buprenorphine in the field

Buprenorphine helps reduce withdrawal symptoms caused from opioid use and is now being administered by a cadre of Seattle Fire paramedics in the field as part of pre-hospital treatment. SEATTLE – Mayor Bruce Harrell joined Seattle Fire Department (SFD) Chief Harold Scoggins, SFD Medical Director Dr. Michael Sayre and other leaders… [ Keep reading ]

Mayor Bruce Harrell, Fire Chief Harold Scoggins and City leaders expand public safety through groundbreaking on new Fire Station 31

SEATTLE – Fire Chief Harold Scoggins and members of the Seattle Fire Department (SFD) joined Mayor Bruce Harrell, the Department of Finance and Administrative Services (FAS) and City and community leaders on Feb. 5 to break ground on the future site of Fire Station 31 in North Seattle. Construction of the… [ Keep reading ]

City of Seattle bans batteries from the garbage

Batteries can be safely and easily disposed of at low or no cost SEATTLE – Seattle Public Utilities (SPU) announced on Jan. 29 that all batteries from small button cell and alkaline batteries to lithium-ion batteries used in e-bikes and electric vehicles, are banned from the garbage. The SPU Directors… [ Keep reading ]

3-alarm fire in First Hill neighborhood

SEATTLE – On Jan. 1 at 4:41 a.m., Seattle’s Fire Alarm Center received multiple 9-1-1 calls regarding a fire in the 800 block of Madison St. in the First Hill neighborhood. When firefighters from Stations 10 (downtown) and 25 (Capitol Hill) arrived first on scene, they saw heavy black smoke… [ Keep reading ]

Help us help you: Move right for lights and sirens

SEATTLE: The Seattle Fire Department wants to remind drivers to move right for lights and sirens. Seattle Fire and Police personnel respond to incidents in the city 24/7. Many times, private vehicles do not yield the right of way when approached by emergency vehicles with lights and sirens. When drivers… [ Keep reading ]

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 ]