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Stage 2 Burn Ban Lifted in Seattle and King County

Updated Aug. 31: The City of Seattle and King County have lifted the Stage 2 Burn Ban. Original Post from Aug. 15 All outdoor recreational fires prohibited, outdoor cooking and heating appliances are restricted The City of Seattle has joined King County under a Stage 2 Burn Ban effective immediately…. [ Keep reading ]

Preventing fires in dry conditions

During the month of July 2023, the Seattle Fire Department responded to 298 brush and bark fires. This greatly exceeded the 113 brush and bark fire responses in July 2022. Warm and dry weather is forecasted through the month of August, increasing the risk for more brush fires. Fortunately, there are… [ Keep reading ]

How to protect yourself from wildfire smoke

The quality of air we breathe is vital to our health. When wildfire smoke enters our region, the air quality can degrade quickly and be unhealthy for many. According to the Puget Sound Clean Air Agency, wildfire smoke carries the same health risks as wood smoke, except there can be… [ Keep reading ]

Lithium-ion battery fire safety

Over the past year, the Seattle Fire Department has responded to 57 lithium-ion battery related 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 charging. These batteries are small and powerful but when used incorrectly, they can… [ Keep reading ]

CPR/AED Awareness Week begins on June 1

It is important to be prepared for sudden emergencies such as sudden cardiac arrest. Around 70% of out-of-hospital cardiac arrests happen at home so it’s important to know what to do if this were to happen. A cardiac patient’s chance of becoming a long-term survivor are more than doubled if… [ Keep reading ]

Fire Day with MOHAI on June 17

SEATTLE – Mark the 134th anniversary of the Great Seattle Fire with MOHAI and the Seattle Fire Department at this free, family friendly event. Your young firefighters in training will love tours of a ladder truck and fire engine, family fire safety activities with local firefighters, hands-on-history games and crafts,… [ Keep reading ]

May is a leading month for outdoor grilling fires – tips to stay safe

Spring weather has finally arrived. This is the time of year when more outdoor grills are cleaned up and put to use. Whether using a grill on an apartment rooftop or in your backyard, consider these fire prevention and safety tips before lighting the grill. Most grill fires are preventable. Setting… [ Keep reading ]

Springing Into Home Cleaning? Remember these Fire and Injury Prevention Tips!

Inside THE HOME Edition Clear Your Home Clutter in Case of Emergencies Ensure entrances and exits to your home are not blocked by storage or furniture; the locking mechanisms, if permitted, operate easily and everyone can use them. Create and Practice Your Home Fire Escape Plan Fire is fast, hot,… [ Keep reading ]

Free strobe smoke alarms for deaf Seattle residents

Working smoke alarms are known to reduce the risk of dying in a home fire by 50%. For people who are deaf or hard of hearing, audible smoke alarms cannot alert a person to a fire. Fortunately, there are smoke alarms made for people who are deaf such as a… [ Keep reading ]

Clothes dryer fire safety

In early March, a fire started in a Seattle home clothes dryer and caused over $10,000 in damages. Each year, 2,900 clothes dryer fires are reported in residential buildings in the U.S. Most dryer fires happen during the winter months. Failure to clean the lint is the leading factor contributing… [ Keep reading ]