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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 ]

More funds proposed for new Health One program

As part of her 2020 Proposed Budget, Seattle Mayor Jenny A. Durkan recently announced new investments to increase support for the first responders and expand medical and treatment services for Seattle’s most vulnerable communities. Fire Chief Harold Scoggins and the International Association of Firefighters Local 27 President Kenny Stuart joined… [ Keep reading ]

Seattle Fire hosts fire education, safety activities on Aug. 24

Summer is winding down, but there is plenty of time for fun and learning this Saturday, Aug. 24 as the Seattle Fire Department hosts its Seattle Fire Day. Join us from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. at the Stan Sayres Memorial Park along Lake Washington. Everyone is welcome at this free event,… [ Keep reading ]

Firefighter Story Times returns this summer

Seattle – The Seattle Fire Department, in partnership with the Seattle Public Library, has brought back the popular summer Firefighter Story Times series. Seattle firefighters will be at eight local branches in July and August to teach fire safety through the endearing story of a little girl who befriends a… [ Keep reading ]

Let your love catch fire this Valentine’s Day, not your kitchen

Valentine’s Day is Thursday, and many people may attempt to express their love with a home-cooked meal. In Seattle and across the nation, cooking is one of the leading causes of residential fires. But don’t despair: you don’t have to give up on your dreams of being Top Chef to… [ Keep reading ]

Be winter weather safe

Snow has finally arrived in Seattle, and freezing overnight temperatures are forecast to stick around much of the week. Please review these tips to keep safe and enjoy this winter wonderland while it lasts. Drive safely Avoid unnecessary driving! Take the bus, light rail or train if you can. If… [ Keep reading ]

Safety Tips to keep this holiday season warm, bright

As many in our community celebrate with decorations, candles and greenery in and around their homes, we want to offer some tips for keeping you and your loved ones safe.

Seattle Fire announces cause of Queen Anne apartment fire

Saturday’s two-alarm fire at the Century Terrace Apartments in Queen Anne has been ruled accidental. Fire investigators from the Seattle Fire Department (SFD) today announced the fire was caused by combustible materials being placed too close to an electric baseboard heater in the living room. Response becomes a two-alarm The… [ Keep reading ]