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Keep your little ones safe this Halloween

Halloween and trick-or-treating is just around the corner. Follow these safety tips to keep your litter monsters safe during this year’s activities: Wear reflective gear while trick-or-treating. When choosing costumes, stay away from trailing fabrics, to prevent falls and injury. Teach children to stay away from open flames, including jack-o-lanterns… [ Keep reading ]

2019 Fill-the-boot Campaign: collection dates, times, locations

SEATTLE – Next week Seattle Firefighters will take to the streets with boots in hand to collect donations for the Muscular Dystrophy Association’s (MDA) Fill-the-Boot campaign. The collections will take place at the below locations across the City from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Sept. 24-27. Fire Station 5… [ Keep reading ]

Seattle Fire and Seattle Police to host 9/11 Memorial Ceremony at Seattle Center

Members of the public are invited to join the Seattle Fire and Police Departments on Sept. 11 as they commemorate the 18th anniversary of 9/11. This is an opportunity to gather as a community remember the lives that were lost that day and the lives that were forever changed. Mayor… [ Keep reading ]

Responding to a Building Fire Alarm

Do you know what to do when the fire alarm in your apartment building sounds? For people who live in apartments or condominiums, the sound of the building fire alarm can be jolting and frightening. You may not know if there is an actual fire in the building or if… [ Keep reading ]

Dump truck collision on 1st Ave. and Yesler Way

At 9:42 a.m., our we received multiple 911 calls reporting a dump truck experiencing a catastrophic mechanical failure while traveling westbound, downhill on James St. The truck struck a pedestrian on 2nd Ave., then collided with three vehicles before crashing into a Subway restaurant located on the intersection of 1st… [ Keep reading ]

August 2019 Promotional Ceremony

SEATTLE – On Aug. 8, 2019, the Seattle Fire Department held a promotional ceremony at our headquarters to appoint three firefighters to new positions. The event was emceed by Fire Chief Scoggins. The following employees were promoted: Lon Warr to Engineer Ryan Skedd to Lieutenant Matthew Anderson to Lieutenant Chris… [ Keep reading ]

2-Alarm Fire in Mt. Baker Neighborhood

Our Fire Alarm Center received a 9-1-1 call at 9:47 p.m. reporting a house on fire at the 3200 block of 37th Place S.. The first engine company arrived at 9:50 p.m. and confirmed a working external fire on the rear deck of a two-story single-family house that quickly extended… [ Keep reading ]

Rooftop Fire Prevention

Every spring and summer as the weather warms up and building rooftops amenities get more use, we see an increase in the number of rooftop building fires. Between September 2017 and September 2018, the Seattle Fire Department responded to 8 significant rooftop amenity fires. The total estimated loss for these… [ Keep reading ]

Firefighter Story Times returns this summer

Seattle – The Seattle Fire Department, in partnership with the Seattle Public Library, has brought back the popular summer Firefighter Story Times series. Seattle firefighters will be at eight local branches in July and August to teach fire safety through the endearing story of a little girl who befriends a… [ Keep reading ]

Leave fireworks to the professionals on 4th of July

Sunshine, warm weather and the long days of summer make Independence Day the perfect time to hang out with friends and family. While fireworks are an amazing spectacle to enjoy, we recommend observing from a safe distance and leaving it to the professionals. Last year, there were 209 fireworks related… [ Keep reading ]