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Winter holiday safety

The Seattle Fire Department would like to remind residents to be mindful of fire safety during this holiday season. Holiday-related home fires primarily involve cooking, heating and electrical sources. Busy kitchens can lead to unattended stoves. Cold winter weather results in high use of space and wall heaters. Festive lights… [ Keep reading ]

Mayor Durkan Joins City Leaders to Announce the Projected Launch of the Third Health One Unit, Extending Primary Service Area to South Seattle

Health One program that helps those with mental/behavioral health or substance abuse disorders and those with non-emergency issues to expand primary service area to South Seattle Third unit expected to be operational in early 2022, staffed with two firefighter/EMTs and a Human Services Dept. case manager SEATTLE (Dec. 16) – Mayor Jenny A. Durkan, Councilmember Herbold, Fire Chief… [ Keep reading ]

Yield the right of way to lights and sirens

The Seattle Fire Department responds to traffic incidents multiple times per day. And quite often, private vehicles do not yield the right of way when approached by emergency vehicles with lights and sirens. This can slow down emergency responders from getting to an emergency. “Moving right for lights and sirens… [ 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 Supports Annual Toys for Tots at Three Drop-Off Locations

The Seattle Fire Department is collecting toys as part of the Marine Corps’ annual Toys for Tots drive. We have been part of this community giving event for more than 50 years and are pleased to be involved again this year. We know many Seattleites make it a holiday tradition… [ Keep reading ]

Thanksgiving safety – a few words about cooking, frying turkeys, and choking

The Seattle Fire Department reminds residents to be safe while cooking and gathering this holiday season. Thanksgiving is the leading day for home cooking-related fires in the U.S. Unattended cooking is by far the leading contributing factor in cooking fires and fire deaths. Other holiday-related home fires involve heating and… [ Keep reading ]

Holiday Fire Safety Tips: Candles and Incense

According to the National Fire Protection Association, from 2014 to 2018, US fire departments responded to an average of 7,600 home fires started by candles per year. These fires cause an annual average of 81 civilian deaths and 677 civilian injuries, as well as $278 million in property damage. During this period, candles… [ Keep reading ]

Seattle Fire Deputy Chief Jay Schreckengost found

This evening, we learned that Seattle Fire Deputy Chief Jay Schreckengost was found deceased in the Cliffdell area where the search has been focused. We are incredibly saddened by this news and are all grieving the loss of one of our own. Deputy Chief Schreckengost was a husband, father and friend to all, and our hearts are with his family… [ Keep reading ]

High winds and power outages

Prepare for potential power outages with the high winds we are experiencing in the Seattle area. Keep in mind that if the power goes out, burning gas, wood or charcoal inside your home will increase your risk of carbon monoxide poisoning. It is an invisible, odorless gas that can cause… [ Keep reading ]

Check smoke & CO alarms when daylight saving time ends this weekend

Daylight Saving Time comes to an end this weekend (Sunday, November 7 at 2 a.m.) Now is a good time to make sure that your smoke and carbon monoxide (CO) alarms are working by testing them and replacing batteries if needed. Don’t wait until your alarm begins to “chirp” at… [ Keep reading ]