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Donation expands Seattle Fire’s water response capabilities

Seattle – July 1, 2024 – Just in time for warmer weather, the Seattle Fire Department is piloting a new program that will speed its response to water rescues. As of July 1, the department is adding two customized SeaDoos to its marine response capabilities. The new units will help… [ Keep reading ]

Seattle Fire gifted 78 thermal imaging cameras

Seattle Fire Foundation makes public safety investment with purchase of thermal imaging cameras. The $73,000 cash donation will help enhance Seattle firefighter safety and effectiveness. The Seattle Fire Foundation announced on Feb. 7, 2024, the purchase of 78 thermal imaging cameras for the Seattle Fire Department. The purchase was funded… [ Keep reading ]

Seattle Fire collecting toys on Dec. 10

We are excited to announce our support for the U.S. Marine Corps’ annual Toys for Tots drive. The Seattle Fire Department will collect toys on Sunday, Dec. 10, 2023 at these five Seattle fire stations: 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. Station 32 in West Seattle (4700 38th Ave. SW) Station… [ Keep reading ]

Amazon, Gary Sinise Foundation award Seattle Fire $150,000 grant

Thanks to a partnership between the Gary Sinise Foundation and Amazon’s Global Military Affairs team, the Seattle Fire Department is receiving a $150,000 grant. The funds will support the department’s behavioral health programs and provides special gloves for every firefighter. Representatives from the Gary Sinise Foundation and Amazon joined Fire… [ Keep reading ]

Statement on the passing of Dr. Leonard Cobb

Today, the Seattle Fire Department and Harborview Medical Center issued the following statement on behalf of the Cobb family: We are sad to announce the passing of Dr. Leonard Cobb, a luminary in the field of prehospital care for patients with cardiac disease. His achievements are many, but perhaps the… [ Keep reading ]

Seattle Fire collects gifts for 2022 Toys for Tots campaign

Join your neighborhood Seattle firefighters this weekend as we collect donations for the Toys for Tots program, all of which help King County and Seattle families in need this holiday season. We’ll be joined by members of the U.S. Marine Corps and Seattle Fire Foundation volunteers at these QFC… [ Keep reading ]

Seattle Fire honors its fallen in annual ceremony

“Never forget. We say these words as a vow to remember. They are also spoken to assure families, friends and colleagues that your loved one will never be forgotten. Their lives and service have made an indelible mark that can never be erased.” – Seattle Fire Chief Harold D. Scoggins… [ Keep reading ]

Join Seattle Fire for a Career Day on Aug. 17

Join the Seattle Fire Department from noon to 3 p.m. on Aug. 17 as we co-host a  Fire Career Day at North Seattle College. We’ll be joined by Worksource, Employment Security Department, regional fire departments, Seattle’s Black Firefighters Association and the Seattle Fire Women’s Alliance.  We aim to answer your… [ Keep reading ]

Celebrate Seattle Fire’s 2020 Annual Awards winners

Congratulations to all of the Seattle Fire Department members who have been recognized for their outstanding efforts for 2020. The department recently aired a video recognition ceremony to celebrate the individual and team efforts from last year that earned an annual award. We invite the community to watch the ceremony… [ Keep reading ]

Stage 2 burn ban in effect in Seattle

All outdoor recreational fires prohibited, outdoor cooking and heating appliances are restrictedThe City of Seattle has joined King County under a State 2 burn ban effective immediately. During a Stage 2 burn ban, any outdoor fire such as a backyard fire pit or campfire using chopped firewood or charcoal is… [ Keep reading ]