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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 ]

October is Sudden Cardiac Arrest Awareness Month

On the final day of Sudden Cardiac Arrest Awareness Month, the Seattle Fire Department would like to remind residents to learn about Sudden Cardiac Arrest (SCA) and how to prepare for it. SCA is a life-threatening emergency that happens when the heart suddenly stops beating. It can affect people of… [ Keep reading ]

Lithium-ion battery fire safety

Since the start of 2023, the Seattle Fire Department has responded to 36 lithium-ion battery related fires. E-bikes and e-scooters made up over 40% of these fires. Lithium-ion rechargeable batteries are commonly used in home electronics such as phones, laptop computers, tablets, e-scooters and other devices that require plug in… [ Keep reading ]

Fire prevention month topic : smoke alarm basics

Get some piece of mind and check your smoke alarms today. Smoke alarms provide critical notice when they detect smoke from a fire. The alert from a smoke alarm is meant to give you precious time to respond safely to a fire. It’s important to make sure that your smoke… [ Keep reading ]

Fire Prevention Month 2023

October is Fire Prevention Month. This is a time to focus on the safety measures we can take to prevent fires from occurring in our homes and communities. It’s a time to educate ourselves on the potential hazards of fire and to take the necessary steps to help ensure that… [ Keep reading ]

September 18-22, 2023 is Falls Prevention Awareness Week

September 18-22, 2023 is National Falls Prevention Week. Join the Seattle Fire Department in getting this important fall prevention information out to our communities. Did you know? According to Seattle-King County Public Health, approximately 50%-70% of falls are due to home hazards, so it’s important to identify them and take… [ Keep reading ]

Preventing fires in dry conditions

During the month of July 2023, the Seattle Fire Department responded to 298 brush and bark fires. This greatly exceeded the 113 brush and bark fire responses in July 2022. Warm and dry weather is forecasted through the month of August, increasing the risk for more brush fires. Fortunately, there are… [ Keep reading ]

Lithium-ion battery fire safety

Over the past year, the Seattle Fire Department has responded to 57 lithium-ion battery related fires. Lithium-ion rechargeable batteries are commonly used in home electronics such as phones, laptop computers, tablets, e-scooters and other devices that require plug in charging. These batteries are small and powerful but when used incorrectly, they can… [ Keep reading ]

CPR/AED Awareness Week begins on June 1

It is 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 to know what to do if this were to happen. A cardiac patient’s chance of becoming a long-term survivor are more than doubled if… [ Keep reading ]

Think twice before leaving your child or pet in the car alone

Leaving a small child or pet in a car alone is never a good idea. It’s especially dangerous on sunny days. It doesn’t have to be a hot day for the temperature inside of a car to reach high enough temperatures to cause heat stroke. Heat stroke can cause serious… [ Keep reading ]