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June 2022 Promotion Ceremony

SEATTLE – Fire Chief Harold Scoggins held a promotional ceremony on June 22 at headquarters to promote seven members to new ranks in the department and welcome new employees. Congratulations to all as they step into their new leadership role. Professional staff new hires: Robert Little, Grants and Contracts Manager (not… [ Keep reading ]

Seattle Fire Department becomes first in Washington State to earn a Protection Class 1 rating by WSRB 

New Protection Class 1 rating reaffirms Seattle Fire’s commitment to providing exemplary fire protection to residents and businesses in the City of Seattle Protection Class 1 rating goes into effect on July 1, 2022, for the vast majority of properties located within the City of Seattle SEATTLE – The Seattle… [ Keep reading ]

April 2022 Promotional Ceremony

SEATTLE – Fire Chief Harold Scoggins held a promotional ceremony on April 7 at Fire Station 10 to promote 40 members to new ranks in the department and welcome new employees. Congratulations to all as they step into their new leadership role. Professional staff new hires: Veronica Qualls, Accounting Tech… [ 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 ]

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 ]

February is Black History Month

February is Black History Month, and we’d like to share this video about the King County Fire Chiefs Association’s promise for equity in public safety. We are listening to our communities and stand united in support of a diverse, equitable and inclusive workforce and community. In 2017 our association established… [ Keep reading ]

National First Responders Day

U.S. Congress designated Oct. 28, as National First Responders Day to honor the firefighters, paramedics, police officers, EMTs and all those who are first on the scene in emergency situations. We thank all of our firefighters and paramedics along with the partnering agencies we work with to help people in… [ Keep reading ]

September is National Preparedness Month

This year’s theme: Disasters Don’t Wait. Make Your Plan Today. After the tragedies of September 11, 2001, the Department of Homeland Security designated September as National Preparedness Month. The month serves as a reminder to think about what to do before disasters strike. While so much of 2020 has been… [ Keep reading ]

August Promotion Ceremony

Today, we celebrated the promotions of six lieutenants (three not present), two captains and one battalion chief at our Joint Training Facility. In compliance with social distancing guidelines, we held a live stream for families and colleagues to join in the celebration. Congratulations!

June Promotion Ceremony

On June 24, we celebrated the promotions of eight lieutenants (one not shown) and two captains at our Joint Training Facility. In compliance with social distancing guidelines, we held a live stream for families tojoin in the celebration. Congratulations!