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National First Responders Day

U.S. Congress designated Oct. 28, as National First Responders Day to honor the firefighters, paramedics, police officers, EMTs and all those who are first on the scene in emergency situations. We thank all of our firefighters and paramedics along with the partnering agencies we work with to help people in… [ Keep reading ]

Don’t Get Spooked this Halloween – It Can Still Be Safe and Fun for All

As with so many things this year, celebrating a holiday like Halloween during a global pandemic can still be done. It just takes on a different look and feel to keep everyone safe. In addition to our Fire Safety tips above, consider these 2020 tips from the American Academy of… [ Keep reading ]

Fire Prevention Month: The Home Protection System You Can’t Afford to Be Without

Pop quiz: You’re home sleeping in bed at night. Suddenly, the smoke alarm sounds, abruptly waking you from a sound sleep. What do you do? a. Put the pillow over your head to drown out the noise.b. Roll over and go back to sleep.c. Curse and mutter about yet another… [ Keep reading ]

Fire Prevention Month: Cooking Safety

October is Fire Prevention Month and the Seattle Fire Department is publishing weekly tips on their Fireline Blog and social media to inform and promote fire safety. Fall signals the beginning of cold, rainy weather and shorter days which prompts Seattle residents to close their windows, wear warmer clothes and… [ Keep reading ]

Kids can have a burning curiosity: Seattle’s Fire Stoppers program can help

To say 2020 has been a year like no other is an understatement. The pandemic still persists, local businesses are struggling, and so much of our lives remain disrupted. With the onset of a new school year and most families still largely at home, parents have more to juggle than… [ Keep reading ]

National Preparedness Month – Week 4: Teach Youth about Preparedness

Knowing your family is prepared will help maintain peace of mind during a disaster. Take time to have a conversation together and talk about what each family member can do to keep themselves safe. Let your child know there may be time or communication delays when emergencies happen. Make sure… [ Keep reading ]

National Preparedness Month — Week 2: Build a Kit

Being prepared for any emergency is as simple as planning ahead and putting together an emergency kit does not have to be difficult or expensive. Seattle’s Office of Emergency Management recommends that your kit has enough supplies to last you seven to 10 days. It’s also good to have a… [ Keep reading ]

Urban brush fire prevention

Brush, bark and dry grass fires keep firefighters busy during the summer months. Unfortunately, the Seattle Fire Department has responded to over 12 brush and bark-related fires within the past two days. In more rural parts of King County, the high number of brush fires has led the King County… [ Keep reading ]

Virtual Fire Day is back on for Saturday, Sept 26!

In response to COVID-19, the Museum of History and Industry (MOHAI) is temporarily closed, but our annual Fire Day event will now be available ONLINE! In addition, for the first time we will be live streaming events in Spanish! Tune into our Facebook Page at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Sept…. [ Keep reading ]

September is National Preparedness Month

This year’s theme: Disasters Don’t Wait. Make Your Plan Today. After the tragedies of September 11, 2001, the Department of Homeland Security designated September as National Preparedness Month. The month serves as a reminder to think about what to do before disasters strike. While so much of 2020 has been… [ Keep reading ]