Posts categorized under Kim Schmanke, Author at Fire Line

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 ]

Seattle Fire’s 2020 Annual Report

We are pleased to share the Seattle Fire Department’s annual report for 2020. Please take a few moments to scroll through and share with your friends and neighbors. Looking back upon one of the most challenging years in our lifetimes, Seattle Fire: • Responded to 80,316 incidents. Of those, approximately… [ Keep reading ]

Recall on Kidde smoke/CO alarms

Seattle Fire is urging people to check the smoke and carbon monoxide alarms in their homes after a major manufacturer of the products announced a recall today. Kidde is recalling about 226,000 of its smoke, carbon monoxide and combination alarms. The recall covers seven models manufactured between May 2019 and… [ Keep reading ]

May 26: COVID-19 update for Seattle Fire personnel

The following information is updated as of 5 p.m. on May 26: Quarantine and Isolation: Members currently in quarantine or isolation: 0 members Total number of SFD personnel impacted since the beginning of tracking COVID-19: 127 members Total number of SFD personnel who have completed their 14-day quarantine and returned to work: 127 members… [ Keep reading ]

Emergency fund for Seattle businesses impacted by COVID-19

We would like to pass along important news for our small business community about grant funds being made available to help those struggling with the effects of COVID-19 on our economy. The Office of Economic Development announced on March 12 the infusion of nearly $1.5 million in community development block… [ Keep reading ]

Tips for surviving winter’s grip on Seattle

What a week of wintry weather we’ve seen, and it’s just one month into Winter 2020. It’s always a good idea to prepare before the next storm system arrives. With that in mind, here’s a list of practical tips for staying safe regardless of what comes next. Keeping toasty at… [ Keep reading ]

Seattle Fire collecting Toys for Tots now through Dec. 8

The boxes are arriving! The Seattle Fire Department is collecting toys as part of the annual Marine Corps’ annual Toys for Tots drive. We have been part of this community tradition for more than 50 years and are pleased to be involved again this year. Now through Sunday, Dec. 8,… [ Keep reading ]

Fire Prevention Month: Heaters, give them space

No doubt about it, fall is in full swing. One of the season’s hallmarks – fog – made a strong resurgence this week, bringing damp, cooler temperatures. With nights dipping into the 40s, it’s no wonder so many of us are grabbing more blankets, reaching for the thermostat and dusting off our… [ Keep reading ]

Fire Prevention Month: Shut the Door on Fires

Smoke alarms are recognized as the most important fire safety device you can have in your home. But did you know that adding one step to your bedtime routine could also help save lives? “Shut the door.” These three words are increasingly seen as an important life safety and firefighting… [ Keep reading ]