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You’re invited: Fall Festival at Capitol Hill Fire Station 25

SEATTLE – Members of the Capitol Hill community are invited to attend a Fall Festival at Fire Station 25 to meet their local firefighters and police officers, participate in fun activities and learn fall fire safety tips. Activities include pumpkin carving and drawing, cornhole, fire safety activities, and a live… [ Keep reading ]

Fire Prevention Month Tip – Heating Safety

Heaters are the second leading cause of fires in residential buildings. As would be expected, most heating-related fires occur during the colder months when heaters get turned on and the use of portable heaters and fireplaces increase. Fires caused by furniture, bedding, and other materials placed too close to baseboard… [ Keep reading ]

City to build new Fire Station 31 facility at different location

The City has decided to construct a new Fire Station 31 on a new site in the district. Doing so allows the City to use response data to select the best location to minimize response times while addressing long-standing operational issues within the building. Firefighters and apparatus at Fire Station… [ Keep reading ]

Natural gas leak in U-district prompts evacuation

SEATTLE – On Oct. 14 just before 2 p.m., firefighters responded to the U-district at NE 45th St. and Brooklyn Ave. NE for a natural gas leak. Private contractors working on a telecommunications project were digging with an excavator, when a 2-inch gas line was punctured. Firefighters immediately notified Puget… [ Keep reading ]

Natural gas leak in North Seattle prompts evacuation

SEATTLE – Firefighters responded to the 10300 Block of Midvale Ave. N. just after 10:30 a.m. on Oct. 11 for a natural gas leak. When crews arrived on scene, they discovered a 2-inch gas line had been punctured by contractors who were digging in the area. Firefighters immediately notified Puget… [ Keep reading ]

Off Duty Lieutenant responds to UW Hospital Fire

SEATTLE — On October 2, 2019, at UW Medical Center, Seattle Fire Lieutenant LeRoy Sisley was visiting his wife Lynda—who has also worked for Seattle Fire in data analysis and IT. He was at her bedside on the seventh floor when a fire alarm went off on the first floor…. [ Keep reading ]

Firefighters battle 3-alarm fire in Ballard

SEATTLE – An employee from Super Cuts called 911 just before 12 p.m. on Oct. 7 reporting light smoke from a strip mall at the 2300 Block of NW Market St. When Engine 9 arrived on scene, they saw a haze coming from the ceiling of the building and quickly… [ Keep reading ]

Fire at UW Medical Center

Oct. 2 at 3:19 p.m. – Our Fire Alarm Center received multiple calls reporting heavy smoke originating from the lobby floor of UW Medical Center’s Cascade Tower. Engine 31 was the first company to arrive on scene and determined the fire was confined to a medical supply room. When the… [ 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 ]