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National Pet Fire Safety Day – July 15, 2022

July 15, 2022 is National Pet Fire Safety Day! One of the hallmarks of responsible pet ownership is keeping them safe and planning for unexpected emergencies, including fires in your home. Make sure you have a plan for your pets in case of a fire and always have working smoking… [ Keep reading ]

Preventing urban brush fires

In June, the Seattle Fire Department responded to 27 bark and brush-related fires. There were 74 bark and brush-related fire responses in June 2021. The cooler and wetter than usual summer weather has helped keep brush and bark fire responses lower. But as the temperatures begin to rise, we’ll most… [ Keep reading ]

New! Multilingual fire and life safety videos

We are happy to share a series of fire and life safety videos in several languages. They were developed over the past two years in partnership with the King County Fire and Life Safety Association. These videos include transcripts and were produced in American Sign Language and in the most… [ Keep reading ]

Free combo smoke/carbon monoxide alarms for qualifying Seattle residents

Since first becoming introduced and recognized as an important life saving device in the 1970’s, smoke alarms are now found in most homes and have saved countless lives. Yet a 2021 study from the National Fire Protection Association found that almost three out of five home fire deaths were caused… [ Keep reading ]

Spring Cleaning Tips

As we ease into warmer weather and longer days, the Seattle Fire Department would like to remind you to keep safety in mind when starting your 2022 spring cleaning and other home projects. The following are some tips to help keep you and your family safe! Declutter Before Deep Cleaning… [ Keep reading ]

Celebrating Lunar New Year and Tết Safely

During times of celebration, there are common fire safety issues that all communities experience. Keep these safety considerations in mind this Chinese New Year and Vietnamese New Year (February 1). Celebrations mean cooking and sharing food. Cooking-related fires remain the main cause of fires during holidays and celebrations. When cooking:… [ Keep reading ]

Winter Weather – Personal Preparedness

According to the Seattle Office of Emergency Management, snow and ice are identified as Seattle’s second top hazards. We know winter weather in Western Washington can be unpredictable. In December 2021, 4”-9” inches of snow fell in the Seattle Metro area followed by several consecutive days of low temps. This… [ Keep reading ]

Winter holiday safety

The Seattle Fire Department would like to remind residents to be mindful of fire safety during this holiday season. Holiday-related home fires primarily involve cooking, heating and electrical sources. Busy kitchens can lead to unattended stoves. Cold winter weather results in high use of space and wall heaters. Festive lights… [ Keep reading ]

Holiday Fire Safety Tips: Candles and Incense

According to the National Fire Protection Association, from 2014 to 2018, US fire departments responded to an average of 7,600 home fires started by candles per year. These fires cause an annual average of 81 civilian deaths and 677 civilian injuries, as well as $278 million in property damage. During this period, candles… [ Keep reading ]

Fire Prevention Month Tip: Cooking Safety

Let’s Talk Cooking! This week we are highlighting the leading cause of home fires: UNATTENDED COOKING. Most home fires start in the kitchen when a person starts cooking and forgets about the food on the stove. It is easy to get distracted by a person, another task, a phone call… [ Keep reading ]