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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 ]

When the power goes out

Winter storms can lead to power outages that are made worse by colder temperatures as people resort to unconventional methods of heating their homes. Burning gas, wood or charcoal inside your home will increase your risk of carbon monoxide poisoning. It is an invisible, odorless gas that can cause severe… [ Keep reading ]

All is calm, all is bright

We at Seattle Fire want to help keep your holiday calm and bright by following a few important electrical safety tips. Did you know overloading your electrical outlets or damaged lighting equipment contributes to almost half of all home Christmas tree fires? Start with checking last year’s string of lights… [ Keep reading ]

Cook safely, and have a happy Thanksgiving!

The Seattle Fire Department reminds residents to be safe while cooking and gathering this holiday season. Thanksgiving is the leading day for home cooking-related fires. Other holiday-related home fires involve heating and electrical sources. Before starting your holiday cooking, be sure to test your smoke alarms by pushing the “test”… [ Keep reading ]

You’re invited: Fall Festival at Capitol Hill Fire Station 25

SEATTLE – Members of the Capitol Hill community are invited to attend a Fall Festival at Fire Station 25 to meet their local firefighters and police officers, participate in fun activities and learn fall fire safety tips. Activities include pumpkin carving and drawing, cornhole, fire safety activities, and a live… [ Keep reading ]

Home Fire Escape Planning

October is Fire Prevention Month in Seattle and to kick off the month, we would like to highlight the importance of developing and practicing a home fire escape plan. Did you know that from the time a smoke alarm sounds, a person may have under two minutes to get out… [ Keep reading ]

Time to test your smoke alarm

As the days get shorter and with cold weather on the horizon, now is a good time to test your smoke alarm and replace their batteries. If it is more than 10 years old, it might be time to replace them with new ones. According to the National Fire Protection… [ Keep reading ]

Seattle Fire hosts fire education, safety activities on Aug. 24

Summer is winding down, but there is plenty of time for fun and learning this Saturday, Aug. 24 as the Seattle Fire Department hosts its Seattle Fire Day. Join us from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. at the Stan Sayres Memorial Park along Lake Washington. Everyone is welcome at this free event,… [ Keep reading ]