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Tonight at 9 p.m., crews will flash their lights for We Remember Night

In recognition of Mental Health Awareness Month, we are participating in national We Remember Night in support of families of firefighters and EMS members who have taken their own lives. We want to help raise awareness about behavioral health issues affecting first responders, especially in midst of the COVID-19 pandemic… [ Keep reading ]

Before turning on the grill this weekend, make sure to review some grilling safety tips

With summer-like weather coming this weekend, more people will be starting up their grills for the first time this year.  As with all cooking, it is important to stay alert and near the stove or grill to prevent a fire from starting and getting out of control. The leading issues… [ Keep reading ]

What to do if you or a loved one are diagnosed with COVID-19

Most people who get sick with COVID-19 will have a mild illness and should recover at home. Care at home can help stop the spread of the coronavirus and protect people who are at risk of getting seriously ill. Here are a few tips on how to prevent the spread… [ Keep reading ]

Clothes dryer lint causes fire over the weekend

On Sunday, Feb. 9, after 11 p.m., crews responded to a working fire caused by overheated dryer lint that accumulated. Fortunately, no one was hurt, but the fire caused extensive damage in the home estimating $190,000. According to the U.S. Fire Administration, one-third of home dryer fires are caused by… [ Keep reading ]

Learn hands-only CPR for Heart Month

You could save a life – take a few minutes to learn Hands-only CPR Are you prepared to help in a medical emergency if someone goes into cardiac arrest? A cardiac patient’s chance of becoming a long-term survivor are more than doubled if a bystander on the scene administers prompt… [ Keep reading ]

Fire caused by overheated extension cords

On Sunday, Feb. 2, at 11 a.m., crews responded to a well involved fire on the 2800 block of S Othello St. Engine Companies 28 and 33 were the first on-scene and confirmed heavy smoke coming from the two-story home. They quickly got water on the fire while sustaining a… [ Keep reading ]

Tips for surviving winter’s grip on Seattle

What a week of wintry weather we’ve seen, and it’s just one month into Winter 2020. It’s always a good idea to prepare before the next storm system arrives. With that in mind, here’s a list of practical tips for staying safe regardless of what comes next. Keeping toasty at… [ Keep reading ]

Plan ahead for winter weather

Stock up on supplies Seven days of: Non-perishable foods (canned foods and dried goods) Water (a gallon per person, per day) Prescriptions and medical supplies Warm clothes and blankets Batteries for flashlights Test your smoke/CO alarms Now is a good time to make sure your smoke and carbon monoxide (CO)… [ Keep reading ]

Lithium battery safety

Lithium batteries power many of our electronics including smartphones, tablets, laptops, toys and even cars. These batteries store a large amount of energy in a densely compact space. In rare circumstances, they can be defective and become a fire hazard. Here are a few safety tips: Storage Store batteries away… [ Keep reading ]

Don’t forget to water your Christmas tree

Thursday, Dec. 18, KCFCA partnered with Puget Sound Skills Center, King County Fire District 20 and Puget Sound Regional Fire Authority to conduct a fire safety demonstration to illustrate how quickly a dry Christmas tree can catch fire. Every year, Christmas trees and holiday decorations are responsible for nearly 1,000… [ Keep reading ]