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Lunar New Year celebration and safety

Lunar New Year will be celebrated around the world on Saturday, February 10, 2024. Celebrations and events are planned across Seattle. But if your plans mean staying at home, keep these safety considerations in mind this Lunar New Year. Celebrations mean cooking and sharing food. Cooking-related fires remain the main… [ Keep reading ]

Mayor Bruce Harrell, Fire Chief Harold Scoggins and City leaders expand public safety through groundbreaking on new Fire Station 31

SEATTLE – Fire Chief Harold Scoggins and members of the Seattle Fire Department (SFD) joined Mayor Bruce Harrell, the Department of Finance and Administrative Services (FAS) and City and community leaders on Feb. 5 to break ground on the future site of Fire Station 31 in North Seattle. Construction of the… [ Keep reading ]

City of Seattle bans batteries from the garbage

Batteries can be safely and easily disposed of at low or no cost SEATTLE – Seattle Public Utilities (SPU) announced on Jan. 29 that all batteries from small button cell and alkaline batteries to lithium-ion batteries used in e-bikes and electric vehicles, are banned from the garbage. The SPU Directors… [ Keep reading ]

How to recognize the signs of an expired carbon monoxide (CO) alarm

Carbon monoxide (CO) is an odorless, colorless, and poisonous gas. CO is found in fumes produced any time you burn fuel in cars or trucks, small engines, stoves, lanterns, grills, fireplaces, gas ranges, or furnaces. CO can build up indoors and poison people and animals who breathe it. Exposure to… [ Keep reading ]

Resident rescued in house fire in the Haller Lake neighborhood

SEATTLE — Tuesday evening at 5:55 p.m., Seattle Fire Department’s Fire Alarm Center received 911 calls about a home on fire in the 14000 block of Meridian Ave. N. in the Haller Lake neighborhood. Crews arrived on scene and saw a well-involved fire with flames and heavy smoke coming from the… [ Keep reading ]

2-Alarm vacant building fire in Crown Hill/Greenwood neighborhoods

SEATTLE — Last night at 11:08 p.m., the Seattle Fire Department’s Fire Alarm Center received 911 calls reporting a fire in a one-story vacant building in the 300 block of NW 85th St. near the borderline of the Crown Hill and Greenwood neighborhoods. When the first units arrived on scene,… [ Keep reading ]

2-Alarm fire damages art gallery in Pioneer Square

SEATTLE — At 6:39 a.m., the Seattle Fire Department’s Fire Alarm Center received 911 calls reporting a fire in a three-story commercial building in the 300 block of Occidental Ave. S. Health One, stationed nearby, was the first unit on scene and surveyed the area to help arriving Engine companies… [ Keep reading ]

Prevent carbon monoxide poisoning during power outages

The National Weather Service is warning King County residents about the possibility of high winds this week. High winds can lead to downed power lines and power outages which increases the possibility of carbon monoxide (CO) poisoning. Carbon monoxide is produced any time fossil fuels are burned. During a power… [ Keep reading ]

3-alarm fire in First Hill neighborhood

SEATTLE – On Jan. 1 at 4:41 a.m., Seattle’s Fire Alarm Center received multiple 9-1-1 calls regarding a fire in the 800 block of Madison St. in the First Hill neighborhood. When firefighters from Stations 10 (downtown) and 25 (Capitol Hill) arrived first on scene, they saw heavy black smoke… [ Keep reading ]

Don’t burn your Christmas tree and other fire safety tips to start the new year

The Seattle Fire Department would like to wish you all a very happy New Year. Here are some safety reminders to carry into 2024. Old Christmas Trees Don’t burn your Christmas tree. Burning trees at public locations such as parks and beaches is illegal. Instead, treat your old Christmas tree like… [ Keep reading ]