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Heating fire safety tips for the start of winter

Home heaters are working extra hard with the cold weather we are experiencing. Heating-related fires are the second most common type of fires this time of year. As a reminder, make sure to give your heaters space and consider taking these precautions to prevent heating-related fires in your home. Give… [ Keep reading ]

Holiday cooking safety

Fall is here and holiday prep is in full swing! If you are planning for Friendsgiving, Thanksgiving, or another celebration, please keep our safety information and tips in mind. We want you to enjoy your holidays and be safe while cooking with family and children. While cooking is the number… [ Keep reading ]

Holiday Cooking Safety – Frying a Turkey

Most people who enjoy turkey over the holidays will spend several hours prepping and roasting their bird in the oven. However, other less traditional ways of preparing turkey, such as deep-frying, continue to gain popularity. Even though outdoor gas-fueled turkey fryers cook turkeys in a fraction of the time it… [ Keep reading ]

What to do if you witness someone choking on food

How to respond to someone choking If someone appears to have food lodged in their throat and is coughing, encourage them to continue coughing. Do not try to help by slapping their back. If they are coughing, that means that air is getting through. However, if the person shows signs of… [ Keep reading ]

Candles & Incense – Staying Safe this Holiday!

The Dangers of Burning Candles and Incense According to the National Fire Protection Agency (NFPA) from 2015-2019 U.S. fire departments responded to an estimated 7,400 home structure fires that were started by candles per year. These fires caused an annual average of 90 deaths, 670 injuries and $291 million in… [ Keep reading ]

Prevent carbon monoxide poisoning

Carbon monoxide (CO) is produced any time fossil fuels are burned. During a power outage, the use of gas generators or outdoor grills in carports or too close to the home can trap CO in the home and cause CO poisoning. Other possible sources of CO include small gasoline engines,… [ Keep reading ]

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 ]