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April 2022 Promotional Ceremony

SEATTLE – Fire Chief Harold Scoggins held a promotional ceremony on April 7 at Fire Station 10 to promote 40 members to new ranks in the department and welcome new employees. Congratulations to all as they step into their new leadership role. Professional staff new hires: Veronica Qualls, Accounting Tech… [ Keep reading ]

Seattle Fire is hiring firefighter/EMTs, accepting applications through April 19

SEATTLE – The Seattle Fire Department (SFD) is accepting applications for entry-level Firefighter/EMT (Emergency Medical Technician) through April 19, 2022 (apply online at The department is looking to expand our diverse team of hardworking, committed individuals who have a passion for public service. SFD is a world-class organization with… [ Keep reading ]

Seattle Fire Department partners with American Medical Response to implement innovative new emergency healthcare solution

The Seattle Fire Department Nurse Navigation Program will provide Seattle residents access to customized care options to meet their specific medical needs SEATTLE – Today, the Seattle Fire Department announced that it has partnered with American Medical Response (AMR) to bring a new and innovative healthcare solution to help area residents and visitors quickly… [ Keep reading ]

Landslide in Magnolia neighborhood

SEATTLE – On Jan. 7 around 1:30 p.m., Seattle’s Fire Alarm Center dispatchers received a 911 call about a house that had slid 15-20 feet off its foundation at the 2400 block of Perkins Ln. W. The steep slope area behind the house had slid likely as a result of… [ Keep reading ]

Acquired Structure Training helps Seattle firefighters to become better trained for emergencies

Thank you to our community partners in 2021 who have helped Seattle Fire to become better trained for emergencies For many years, the Seattle Fire Department’s Training Division has provided valuable hands-on training for recruit training and Operations members. SFD’s Acquired Structure Training (AST) program regularly works with community partners,… [ Keep reading ]

Mayor Durkan Joins City Leaders to Announce the Projected Launch of the Third Health One Unit, Extending Primary Service Area to South Seattle

Health One program that helps those with mental/behavioral health or substance abuse disorders and those with non-emergency issues to expand primary service area to South Seattle Third unit expected to be operational in early 2022, staffed with two firefighter/EMTs and a Human Services Dept. case manager SEATTLE (Dec. 16) – Mayor Jenny A. Durkan, Councilmember Herbold, Fire Chief… [ Keep reading ]

Seattle Fire Deputy Chief Jay Schreckengost found

This evening, we learned that Seattle Fire Deputy Chief Jay Schreckengost was found deceased in the Cliffdell area where the search has been focused. We are incredibly saddened by this news and are all grieving the loss of one of our own. Deputy Chief Schreckengost was a husband, father and friend to all, and our hearts are with his family… [ Keep reading ]

Live-fire training in West Woodland neighborhood on Nov. 2-4

The Seattle Fire Department will train new firefighter recruits at a vacant home in the West Woodland neighborhood on Nov. 2, 3 and 4 at 847 NW 57th St. Live-fire training is an opportunity for our new fire recruits to work with our officers and face real fire scenarios in… [ Keep reading ]

Seattle Fire Statement On Employee COVID-19 Vaccination Status

Nov. 9 vaccine verification status update: As of 10 a.m. on Nov. 9, 94% of the Seattle Fire Department’s 1,086 employees are vaccinated. (total does not include employees who are on a long-term leave of absence). Forty-three employees are currently involved in the City’s exemption and accommodation process. Seven employees did not submit… [ Keep reading ]

Fire Station 31 personnel move-in to interim fire station

SEATTLE – On Oct. 14, Seattle firefighters and paramedics assigned to work at Fire Station 31 moved in to their new interim fire station located at 10503 Interlake Ave. N. The interim site was built after City leaders determined the previous permanent station at N. Northgate Way no longer met the fire department’s operational needs. The new permanent site… [ Keep reading ]