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Fire at dog daycare facility in SoDo

Seattle — Last night at 8:29 p.m., the Seattle Fire Department’s Fire Alarm Center received 911 calls from workers of a dog daycare in the 600 block of S. Industrial Way of SoDo reporting heavy smoke coming from the second floor of their facility. The workers evacuated the building and… [ 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 ]

October is Sudden Cardiac Arrest Awareness Month

On the final day of Sudden Cardiac Arrest Awareness Month, the Seattle Fire Department would like to remind residents to learn about Sudden Cardiac Arrest (SCA) and how to prepare for it. SCA is a life-threatening emergency that happens when the heart suddenly stops beating. It can affect people of… [ Keep reading ]

Live-fire training Nov. 1 – 3 in the Fauntleroy neighborhood

The Seattle Fire Department is conducting live-fire training exercises at a vacant home in the Fauntleroy neighborhood Wednesday, Nov. 1 through Friday, Nov. 3 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at 8822 38th Ave. SW. Live-fire training is an opportunity for new and veteran firefighters to work with our officers… [ Keep reading ]

Lithium-ion battery fire safety

Since the start of 2023, the Seattle Fire Department has responded to 36 lithium-ion battery related fires. E-bikes and e-scooters made up over 40% of these fires. Lithium-ion rechargeable batteries are commonly used in home electronics such as phones, laptop computers, tablets, e-scooters and other devices that require plug in… [ Keep reading ]

Amazon, Gary Sinise Foundation award Seattle Fire $150,000 grant

Thanks to a partnership between the Gary Sinise Foundation and Amazon’s Global Military Affairs team, the Seattle Fire Department is receiving a $150,000 grant. The funds will support the department’s behavioral health programs and provides special gloves for every firefighter. Representatives from the Gary Sinise Foundation and Amazon joined Fire… [ Keep reading ]

2-Alarm apartment building fire displaces residents in the Westlake neighborhood

Seattle — At 2:37 a.m., the Seattle Fire Department’s Fire Alarm Center received 911 calls reporting a fire in a four-story apartment building at the 2000 block of Dexter Ave. N. in the Westlake neighborhood. The first units on scene confirmed flames visible through windows of the south interior stairwell… [ Keep reading ]

Cooking safety starts with you!

October 8-14, 2023 is National Fire Prevention Week and week two of Seattle Fire Department’s Fire Prevention Month! This week’s focus is cooking safety and how to prevent fires and keep your entire household safe in the kitchen. Home fires are a serious risk that can occur without warning… [ Keep reading ]

2-Alarm vacant building fire in the Lower Queen Anne neighborhood

Seattle — At 12:21 a.m., the Seattle Fire Department’s Fire Alarm Center received 911 calls reporting flames coming from the top floor of a four-story vacant building at the 400 block of 2nd Ave. W. in the Lower Queen Anne neighborhood. As firefighters arrived on scene, bystanders informed them that… [ Keep reading ]

Fire prevention month topic : smoke alarm basics

Get some piece of mind and check your smoke alarms today. Smoke alarms provide critical notice when they detect smoke from a fire. The alert from a smoke alarm is meant to give you precious time to respond safely to a fire. It’s important to make sure that your smoke… [ Keep reading ]