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2021 Fire Prevention Month Tip: Heating Safety

Fall weather in the PNW means many things to a Seattleite: leaves changing from green to gold, daylight savings time, back to school, pumpkin spice everything, and preparing for winter weather, just to name a few. This week for Fire Prevention Month we are highlighting fire risks related to residential heating… [ Keep reading ]

National Pet Fire Safety Day

July 15th is National Pet Fire Safety Day. Don’t forget to include your furry family members into your emergency plan should a fire occur. According to American Humane, more than half a million pets are impacted by house fires every year. Sometimes, the house fires are started by the pets… [ Keep reading ]

Fire Day 2021 – Coming to You Live from the Seattle Fire Boat!

Annual Partnership Event with MOHAI Stays Virtual for Second Year Join us on Saturday, June 5, 2021, when, for the first time ever, we’ll be livestreaming from onboard the Seattle fire boat, Leschi! Tune into the SFD Facebook page from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. as we highlight the many… [ Keep reading ]

Open Windows Pose Fall Risk for Young Children

With nice weather finally upon us, there’s nothing like opening a few windows to let in the fresh spring air. But take care to prevent an open window from becoming a safety hazard for young children. According to Safe Kids Worldwide, roughly 3,300 children aged 5 and younger are injured… [ Keep reading ]

Tis the Season for Spring Cleaning!

Ladders Help Get the Job Done – But Require Some Know-How to Stay Safe We’ve made it through winter and now, sunnier, warmer days await. Lighten the chore of spring cleaning by taking a few safety precautions before you get started, then enjoy the benefits of a freshly scrubbed house… [ Keep reading ]

When Life Happens … Poison Control Centers are Ready 24/7!

National Poison Prevention Week has begun. This year, the week of March 21-27 is dedicated to raising awareness about Poison Control Centers and the Poison Help Hotline at: 800-222-1222. Everyday poison centers answer questions and help in emergencies because life happens. Calls to the Poison Center range from a child… [ Keep reading ]

Don’t Let Icy Decks (or Stairs or Walkways) Give You the Slip – Frosty Weather Can Still Cause Havoc

As winter weather makes it presence known, it doesn’t necessarily take a blizzard to make conditions in the Pacific Northwest hazardous. With so many of us working or going to school at home, it’s especially important to take precautions around the house. Freezing nighttime temperatures combined with moisture on decks,… [ Keep reading ]

Know the warning signs of a heart attack

1.5 million Americans will suffer a heart attack or stroke every year, according to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Learn the signs of a heart attack because early detection and fast action can save lives. While some heart attacks are sudden and intense, most start slowly with… [ Keep reading ]

Celebrate the Lunar New Year safely

COVID-19 safety guidelines have prohibited large gatherings, but many families will be celebrating at home for this Lunar New Year (Feb. 12). Celebrations mean cooking and sharing food. Cooking related fires remain the main cause of fires during holidays and celebrations. When cooking: Most fires start from cooking left unattended…. [ Keep reading ]

February is heart month: learn CPR and download PulsePoint

Knowing how to perform hands-only CPR (without breaths) can save a life. Even during the COVID-19 pandemic, you should know the risk of infection is low. According to the Seattle Fire Department Medical Director, Dr. Michael Sayre, “performing Hands-Only CPR is essential to help buy precious time for help to… [ Keep reading ]