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Cook safely, and have a happy Thanksgiving!

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. Other holiday-related home fires involve heating and electrical sources. Before starting your holiday cooking, be sure to test your smoke alarms by pushing the “test”… [ Keep reading ]

2-Alarm fire in Northgate

SEATTLE – At 10:39 a.m., a neighbor called 911 reporting visible smoke in a 4-story apartment building on the 10500 block of 8th Ave NE. Engine 39 was the first crew on-scene and confirmed light smoke coming from a unit on the 4th floor. When they made it to the… [ 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 ]

Seattle Fire to implement 2020 initiative to make nightlife venues safer

Beginning in 2020, the Seattle Fire Department’s Fire Prevention Division will begin writing citations for overcrowding, blocked exits and unsafe conditions at Seattle night clubs and event venues. The Seattle Fire Department (SFD) inspects nightlife and event venues to promote an environment that is safe for employees and patrons. Some… [ Keep reading ]

Seattle Fire to implement new initiative in 2020 to ensure fire protection systems are in place

To ensure fire protection systems – like sprinklers and fire alarms – work properly, the Seattle Fire Department’s (SFD) Fire Prevention Division is launching a new initiative in 2020. The City is introducing citations of $373 or greater beginning January 1, 2020 for untested or unrepaired fire protection systems. Sprinklers,… [ Keep reading ]

Seattle Fire to implement new initiative in 2020 to avoid preventable alarms

To help prevent fires and keep people safe, the Seattle Fire Department’s (SFD) Fire Prevention Division is launching a new initiative in 2020 for avoiding “false” or “preventable” alarms. The City is introducing citations of $373 or greater beginning January 1, 2020 for preventable alarms. When a fire alarm system… [ Keep reading ]

To address non-emergency 911 calls downtown, Mayor Durkan, Fire Chief Scoggins, and Councilmember Bagshaw help launch Seattle’s new “Health One” into service

Beginning Today, Specially Trained Team of Firefighters and A Social Worker Will Help People Downtown with Behavioral Health or Substance Abuse Issues, Non-Emergency Medical Issues, and Access to Services  Mayor’s 2020 Proposed Budget Being Considered by City Council Would Enhance Health One in Mid-2020 with Additional $400,000 Investment SEATTLE (November… [ Keep reading ]

End of Daylight Saving Time Reminder: Check your smoke and carbon monoxide alarms and replace batteries

Daylight Saving Time comes to an end this weekend. 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 an inconvenient time before deciding to… [ Keep reading ]

King County hosts workshop to recruit women to join the EMS and firefighting work force

Nearly 40 women interested in pursuing a career in Emergency Medical Services (EMS) or serving their community as a firefighter or paramedic attended the ‘Future Women in EMS and Fire’ workshop in Seattle on Oct. 26 and 27. The King County Fire Chiefs Association and King County EMS are committed… [ Keep reading ]

Trial by fire for Seattle’s newest firefighters

The Seattle Fire Department will train new firefighter recruits at two vacant homes in the Roosevelt neighborhood from Oct. 28-31 at 815 and 821 NE 66th St. Live-fire training is an opportunity for our new fire recruits to work with our officers and face real fire scenarios in a controlled… [ Keep reading ]