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February is heart month: Learn about stroke awareness

February is Heart Month and this week we are highlighting stroke awareness. Did you know that stroke is a leading cause of death in the United States and is a major cause of serious disability for adults? According to the CDC, about 795,000 people in the United States have a stroke each… [ Keep reading ]

Burn Awareness Week: Electrical Safety

February 7-13, 2021 is National Burn Awareness Week and is sponsored by the American Burn Association. The theme for this year is electrical burns. Here are a few safety tips to prevent injuries at home. More tips from the American Burn Association on electrical safety. More Information: Electrical Safety from… [ Keep reading ]

NEW! Multi-lingual and ASL cooking fire safety video

Every year, the Seattle Fire Department responds to hundreds of cooking-related fires. With more people cooking at home because of the pandemic, the concern for cooking fires is elevated. Cooking fires remain the main cause of home fires in the U.S. To help try to reduce cooking-related fires, the Seattle… [ Keep reading ]

What to do when the power goes out.

In the Pacific Northwest, winter storms are unpredictable and can lead to power outages. Staying warm and cooking food during a power outage shouldn’t put you at risk. Burning gas, wood or charcoal inside your home will increase your risk of carbon monoxide poisoning. It is an invisible, odorless gas… [ Keep reading ]

Being safe with outdoor heaters and fire pits

As the pandemic continues into winter, more people are finding ways to socialize safely outside and seeking ways to stay warm while doing so. Outdoor fire pits, outdoor gas and electric portable heaters are being used in greater numbers. In addition to taking Covid-19 precautions, consider the potential risks associated… [ Keep reading ]

Thanksgiving is a little different this year but safety remains on the table

While Thanksgiving gatherings will be smaller this year, being safe in the kitchen will be just as important. Thanksgiving is the leading day for home cooking-related fires in the U.S. How to be safe in the kitchen Check on food regularly while cooking – unattended cooking is the number one… [ Keep reading ]

Electrical fire safety: keep an eye on extension cords and wall outlets

Did you know that over half of all home electrical fires involve lighting equipment or home electrical wiring? Overloaded outlets and the misuse of extension cords are common electrical issues that can cause a home fire. Fortunately, there are some basic steps to take to prevent such fires. Safety tips:… [ Keep reading ]

Fire Prevention Month: Heating Fire Safety

This week for Fire Prevention Month we are highlighting the fire risks related to heating which is the second main cause of home fires in the U.S. Consider taking these precautions to prevent heating-related fires in your home. Give your heaters space. Do not put anything close to any type… [ Keep reading ]

Fire Prevention Month: Calling 9-1-1 for Emergencies

October is Fire Prevention Month in Seattle and this week the Seattle Fire Department is 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 fire emergency in Seattle, the call is dispatched to the Fire Alarm… [ Keep reading ]

World Restart a Heart Day 2020

October 16 is World Restart a Heart Day. A day to build awareness about the importance of learning cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR). Even though the Seattle Fire Department is not offering in-person CPR classes during this stage of the Covid-19 pandemic, it is important to review the simple and effective steps… [ Keep reading ]