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Burn Awareness Week 2019

Did you know that it takes only two seconds of exposure to 148°F (64°C) water to cause a burn serious enough to require surgery! Coffee is often served at 175°F (79°C), making it high-risk for causing immediate severe scald burns. For National Burn Awareness Week (February 3-9, 2019), the theme is… [ Keep reading ]

Chinese and Vietnamese New Years Celebrations Safety

During times of celebration, there are common fire safety issues that all communities experience. Keep these safety considerations in mind this Chinese New Year and Vietnamese New Year (February 5). Celebrations mean cooking and sharing food. Cooking related fires remain the main cause of fires during holidays and celebrations. When… [ Keep reading ]

Carbon Monoxide Prevention This Winter

The Seattle area has seen a few windstorms already this winter that have knocked out power to thousands of homes. One danger we have during power outages is the increased possibility of carbon monoxide (CO) poisoning. Carbon monoxide is produced any time fossil fuels are burned. During a power outage,… [ Keep reading ]

Wishing you Safety in the New Year

As 2018 comes to an end, the Seattle Fire Department would like to share some safety reminders to carry into 2019. December and January are the leading months for candle fires. Candles Use flameless or battery operated candles When using candles with flames, extinguish all candles upon leaving a room… [ Keep reading ]

High Winds Warning and Carbon Monoxide Prevention

The National Weather Service is predicting strong winds in western Washington this weekend which could cause some local power outages. Remember, Carbon Monoxide (CO) is a dangerous, odorless, poisonous gas. Heating and cooking devices that burn fuel can be sources of CO. Follow these tips to help keep your house… [ Keep reading ]

Smoke Alarms: If there is a fire, get out, stay out, call 911

Every home should have working smoke alarms. If the alarm sounds you may have less than a minute to get outside or to a safe place to call 911. Test your smoke alarms monthly and if your smoke alarms are more than 10 years old, replace them. Install smoke alarms:… [ Keep reading ]

Fire Prevention Month: Stovetop Fire Prevention

Every year, the Seattle Fire Department responds to hundreds of stove related fires. Accidentally turning on a stovetop burner is one of the main causes of these fires. On October 1, a home fire in northwest Seattle started from a stovetop burner that was accidentally left on. A teapot left… [ Keep reading ]

Outdoor Grilling Fire Safety

May and July are the peak months for outdoor grill fires. A recent grilling fire in Seattle provides another reminder to the potential fire hazard associated with outdoor grilling. Fortunately, there are some simple steps to take to ensure safe outdoor grilling this summer. Setting up: Barbecue grills are designed… [ Keep reading ]

Dry Weather Fire Safety

Since July 1, the Seattle Fire Department has responded to 99 dry weather-related fires involving bark, dry grass and shrubs. With the weather expected to stay warm and dry in the coming weeks,  we are likely to see an increase in dry weather-related fires. Help reduce the chance of such outdoor fires… [ Keep reading ]

Seattle Firefighters Combat Barge Fire

SEATTLE- On June 26, 2018, at 8:15 p.m., multiple reports of a large black column of smoke from the 600 block of S Myrtle St. were received at the Fire Alarm Center. A Marine Fire response was immediately initiated by the Fire Alarm Dispatcher. Upon arrival fire crews discovered a… [ Keep reading ]