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Preventing fireworks fires

Every year, the personal use of fireworks cause fires and injure people in the Seattle area. In 2022, there were over 500 fireworks-related fires and injuries reported to the State Fire Marshal’s Office. The Seattle Fire Department responded to 58 fireworks-related incidents in 2023. One significant fire happened on July… [ Keep reading ]

Daylight saving time reminder about smoke and carbon monoxide alarms

The Seattle Fire Department would like to remind everyone to check on your smoke and carbon monoxide (CO) alarms for the start of daylight saving time this weekend (2 a.m. Sunday, March 10). We recommend carefully vacuuming around the alarms to remove dust and cobwebs and replace batteries if needed…. [ Keep reading ]

Lunar New Year celebration and safety

Lunar New Year will be celebrated around the world on Saturday, February 10, 2024. Celebrations and events are planned across Seattle. But if your plans mean staying at home, keep these safety considerations in mind this Lunar New Year. Celebrations mean cooking and sharing food. Cooking-related fires remain the main… [ Keep reading ]

How to recognize the signs of an expired carbon monoxide (CO) alarm

Carbon monoxide (CO) is an odorless, colorless, and poisonous gas. CO is found in fumes produced any time you burn fuel in cars or trucks, small engines, stoves, lanterns, grills, fireplaces, gas ranges, or furnaces. CO can build up indoors and poison people and animals who breathe it. Exposure to… [ Keep reading ]

Prevent carbon monoxide poisoning during power outages

The National Weather Service is warning King County residents about the possibility of high winds this week. High winds can lead to downed power lines and power outages which increases the possibility of carbon monoxide (CO) poisoning. Carbon monoxide is produced any time fossil fuels are burned. During a power… [ Keep reading ]

Don’t burn your Christmas tree and other fire safety tips to start the new year

The Seattle Fire Department would like to wish you all a very happy New Year. Here are some safety reminders to carry into 2024. Old Christmas Trees Don’t burn your Christmas tree. Burning trees at public locations such as parks and beaches is illegal. Instead, treat your old Christmas tree like… [ Keep reading ]

Holiday candle and incense safety

According to the National Fire Protection Association, there are on average 20 candle-related fires each day in the U.S. and approximately one-third (37%) of home candle fires start in bedrooms. As you continue to enjoy important fall and winter holidays, please pay special attention to the following to keep everyone safe. Enjoy… [ Keep reading ]

Carbon Monoxide Poisoning Prevention

Carbon monoxide (CO) is an odorless and colorless gas that can cause severe illness or death. It is produced any time fossil fuels are burned. During a power outage, the use of gas generators or outdoor grills in carports or too close to the home can trap CO in the… [ Keep reading ]

Native American Heritage Month – Working on Dxʷdəwʔabš (Duwamish) land

November is Native American Heritage Month, which according to the National Congress of American Indians, “is a time to celebrate rich and diverse cultures, traditions, and histories and to acknowledge the important contributions of Native people.” The Seattle Fire Department would like to acknowledge the many contributions of the Native members… [ Keep reading ]

Check smoke and carbon monoxide alarms this end of daylight saving time – November 5, 2023

It’s that time of year when we change the time on our microwave ovens and other clocks. Daylight Saving Time comes to an end this weekend (Sunday, November 5 at 2 a.m.) This is a good reminder to check that your smoke and carbon monoxide (CO) alarms are working by… [ Keep reading ]