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Be safe on the roads when it snows

Snow and cold temperatures are in the forecast for the Seattle area in the days to come. Please consider these safety tips related to driving. Road safety If you are not able to stay home and off the roads, consider these tips for increasing your safety. Drive for the conditions…. [ Keep reading ]

Winter holiday safety

The Seattle Fire Department would like to remind residents to be mindful of fire safety during this holiday season. Holiday-related home fires primarily involve cooking, heating and electrical sources. Busy kitchens can lead to unattended stoves. Cold winter weather results in high use of space and wall heaters. Festive lights… [ Keep reading ]

Yield the right of way to lights and sirens

The Seattle Fire Department responds to traffic incidents multiple times per day. And quite often, private vehicles do not yield the right of way when approached by emergency vehicles with lights and sirens. This can slow down emergency responders from getting to an emergency. “Moving right for lights and sirens… [ 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 ]

Thanksgiving safety – a few words about cooking, frying turkeys, and choking

The Seattle Fire Department reminds residents to be safe while cooking and gathering this holiday season. Thanksgiving is the leading day for home cooking-related fires in the U.S. Unattended cooking is by far the leading contributing factor in cooking fires and fire deaths. Other holiday-related home fires involve heating and… [ Keep reading ]

High winds and power outages

Prepare for potential power outages with the high winds we are experiencing in the Seattle area. Keep in mind that if the power goes out, burning gas, wood or charcoal inside your home will increase your risk of carbon monoxide poisoning. It is an invisible, odorless gas that can cause… [ Keep reading ]

Check smoke & CO alarms when daylight saving time ends this weekend

Daylight Saving Time comes to an end this weekend (Sunday, November 7 at 2 a.m.) Now is a good time to make sure that your smoke and carbon monoxide (CO) alarms are working by testing them and replacing batteries if needed. Don’t wait until your alarm begins to “chirp” at… [ Keep reading ]

Fire Prevention Month Tip: Know how to respond to a sounding smoke alarm

October is Fire Prevention Month in Seattle and this year the Seattle Fire Department will be highlighting a new fire safety topic weekly. This week we are highlighting the importance of having working smoke alarms and knowing how to safely respond to a sounding alarm. Did you know? Between 2014… [ Keep reading ]

Fire Prevention Month Tip: Call 9-1-1 for Emergencies (multilingual)

October is Fire Prevention Month in Seattle and this year the Seattle Fire Department will be highlighting a new fire safety topic weekly. This week we are highlighting calling 9-1-1 for emergencies. 9-1-1 is a critical part of our emergency response system. When someone calls 9-1-1 for a medical or… [ Keep reading ]

Home fire escape plans

Seconds count during a home fire. Having an escape plan and practicing it can make a difference should a fire occur. Every September, Seattle-area students practice fire drills at school to make sure students and staff know what to do when the fire alarm sounds. Yet, most families do not… [ Keep reading ]