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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 ]

How to safely store oily rags

Oils commonly used in oil-based paints, stains and varnishes release heat as they dry. A pile of oily rags can be dangerous because as they dry, the heat is trapped and builds up to potentially cause a fire. Here are a few safety tips for storing wet, oily rags: Never… [ Keep reading ]

Summer meltdown – don’t leave kids or pets in the car

Annual Mishap Causes Anguish for Families This year, as we live through the stress and momentous change of an historic global pandemic, summer’s warm, sunny days gives us a chance to physically and emotionally lighten up. It’s the perfect time to spend time in the sunshine – albeit with sunscreen,… [ Keep reading ]

It’s Paddle Safe Week – Stay Safe and Well on the Water

Safe Choices Start with You! As the great summer weather continues, now is an excellent time to get out on the water. This year, as an added bonus, whether you’re kayaking, canoeing or paddle boarding on a lake or in Puget Sound, it’s not only enjoyable – it’s a socially distant thing to do! Gov. Jay Inslee signed a proclamation declaring July 19-25, 2020, “Paddle… [ Keep reading ]

2019 Annual Report

We are pleased to share our 2019 annual report. Download the document to find statistics about our response standards, number of EMS and fire incidents, significant events and community engagement. The report also gives insight into the initiatives and activities that allow us to sharpen our skills and mindset in… [ Keep reading ]