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Urban brush fire prevention

Brush, bark and dry grass fires keep firefighters busy during the summer months. Unfortunately, the Seattle Fire Department has responded to over 12 brush and bark-related fires within the past two days. In more rural parts of King County, the high number of brush fires has led the King County… [ Keep reading ]

Hands-only CPR during COVID-19

Knowing how to perform hands-only CPR can save a life. Even during the COVID-19 pandemic, you should know that the risk of contagion is low. According to the Seattle Fire Department Medical Director, Dr. Michael Sayre, “performing Hands-Only CPR is essential to help buy precious time for help to arrive…. [ Keep reading ]

Preventing heat-related illness

The weather is finally heating up in our region and we will most likely experience some hotter days in the days and weeks to come. Higher temperatures can lead to heat-related illnesses such as heat exhaustion and heat stroke. Fortunately, there are ways to prevent becoming ill from too much… [ Keep reading ]

Fire safety during dry, sunny days

Every summer beginning in July, the number of fires related to warmer weather increases. In the past week, we responded to over 30 dry weather-related fires involving bark, dry grass and shrubs. Carelessly discarded smoking materials and lit fireworks can cause significant damage an put residents and responding firefighters at risk…. [ Keep reading ]

Water safety tips for summer

Every summer, the Seattle Fire Department responds to preventable drownings. According to Public Health – Seattle & King County, 54 people King County residents died in preventable drownings in 2020. Many more near drownings go unreported. Washington waters are often cold enough to cause muscles to not work. Even when… [ Keep reading ]

The Community Fire Safety Advocate Program at 10 years

Ten years ago this month a deadly house fire in the Fremont neighborhood of Seattle killed four children and a young woman – all were members of Seattle’s Ethiopian and Eritrean communities. This tragic fire was the deadliest fire in Seattle in over 30 years and greatly impacted members of… [ Keep reading ]

Refresh your skills for CPR/AED Awareness Week (June 1-7, 2020)

You could save a life – take a few minutes to learn hands-only CPR Even during this pandemic, with stay-at-home orders and physical distancing recommendations, it’s important to be prepared for sudden emergencies such as sudden cardiac arrest. Around 70% of out-of-hospital cardiac arrests happen at home so it’s important… [ Keep reading ]

Extinguish and discard smoking materials safely

We have responded to a few fires recently that were caused by smoking materials left unattended or discarded improperly. With warm and dryer weather in the forecast, more such fires will likely occur. Steps to help reduce the chance of such fires include the following: Carelessly discarded cigarettes and other smoking… [ Keep reading ]

Being safe with outdoor fire pits

With warmer weather on its way, more people will be looking to buy and use outdoor fire pits. Before you start a fire outdoors, read through the outdoor fire regulations on the Seattle Fire Department’s website. Also check to see if an air quality burn ban is in effect by… [ Keep reading ]

Before turning on the grill this weekend, make sure to review some grilling safety tips

With summer-like weather coming this weekend, more people will be starting up their grills for the first time this year.  As with all cooking, it is important to stay alert and near the stove or grill to prevent a fire from starting and getting out of control. The leading issues… [ Keep reading ]