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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 ]

February is heart month: learn CPR and download PulsePoint 

Cardiac arrest occurs when a person’s heart stops working suddenly, often without warning, resulting in blood no longer circulating and depriving the body of oxygen. The person collapses, loses consciousness, and their breathing becomes agonal (gasping) or stops completely. The sudden nature of cardiac arrest always leads to death unless… Filed Under: Fire Line, Fire Safety and EducationTagged With:

Being safe from carbon monoxide at home

Carbon monoxide is a gas that can cause severe illness or death. What makes it so difficult to detect is that it is odorless and colorless. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, at least 430 people die from accidental carbon monoxide poisoning in the United States every… Filed Under: Fire Line, Fire Safety and EducationTagged With: ,

Working smoke alarms save lives – replace old alarms to stay safe in 2023

Smoke alarms can reduce the risk of being injured by a home fire by alerting you that smoke is present and providing critical time to respond safely. Most fire deaths are caused by smoke inhalation, not burns. According to a 2020 study by the National Fire Protection Association, working smoke… [ Keep reading ]

Have a safe and happy Lunar New Year

There are many events and activities happening this year to celebrate Lunar New Year which begins on Sunday, January 22, 2023. But if your plans mean staying at home, keep these safety considerations in mind this Lunar New Year. Celebrations mean cooking and sharing food. Cooking-related fires remain the main… [ Keep reading ]