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2-Alarm fire at construction site extends to home and cars in the Columbia City neighborhood

Seattle — At 2:38 a.m., the Seattle Fire Department’s Fire Alarm Center received 911 calls reporting a fire at an apartment building under construction in the 3300 block of Claremont Ave. S. in the Columbia City neighborhood. The first units on scene reported flames spreading throughout the entire structure. Causing… [ Keep reading ]

Donation expands Seattle Fire’s water response capabilities

Seattle – July 1, 2024 – Just in time for warmer weather, the Seattle Fire Department is piloting a new program that will speed its response to water rescues. As of July 1, the department is adding two customized SeaDoos to its marine response capabilities. The new units will help… [ Keep reading ]

Mayor Harrell Signs Legislation to Expedite Demolition and Remediation of Dangerous Vacant Buildings in Seattle

Seattle – On June 6, Mayor Bruce Harrell signed new legislation that will amend the Seattle Fire Code and allow the Seattle Fire Department (SFD) to order and complete remediation or demolition of dangerous vacant buildings. The legislation was unanimously passed by the City Council this week and includes an emergency clause to… [ Keep reading ]

Amazon, Gary Sinise Foundation award Seattle Fire $150,000 grant

Thanks to a partnership between the Gary Sinise Foundation and Amazon’s Global Military Affairs team, the Seattle Fire Department is receiving a $150,000 grant. The funds will support the department’s behavioral health programs and provides special gloves for every firefighter. Representatives from the Gary Sinise Foundation and Amazon joined Fire… [ Keep reading ]

Stage 2 Burn Ban Lifted in Seattle and King County

Updated Aug. 31: The City of Seattle and King County have lifted the Stage 2 Burn Ban. Original Post from Aug. 15 All outdoor recreational fires prohibited, outdoor cooking and heating appliances are restricted The City of Seattle has joined King County under a Stage 2 Burn Ban effective immediately…. [ Keep reading ]

HazMat response in the Holly Park neighborhood

Seattle — This afternoon at 12:47 p.m., the Seattle Fire Department’s Fire Alarm Center received 911 calls reporting an unknown odor causing respiratory issues for residents on the third floor of a seven-story apartment building at the 6900 block of Martin Luther King Jr. Way S. Ladder 12 was the… [ Keep reading ]

2-Alarm vacant building fire in Lake City

Seattle — Earlier this morning at 4:42 a.m., the Seattle Fire Department’s Fire Alarm Center received 911 calls reporting a fire in a two-story vacant apartment building at the 13500 block of Lake City Way NE. Engine 39 arrived first on scene at 4:48 a.m. and confirmed heavy smoke and… [ Keep reading ]

Fire Day with MOHAI on June 17

SEATTLE – Mark the 134th anniversary of the Great Seattle Fire with MOHAI and the Seattle Fire Department at this free, family friendly event. Your young firefighters in training will love tours of a ladder truck and fire engine, family fire safety activities with local firefighters, hands-on-history games and crafts,… [ Keep reading ]

Statement on the passing of Dr. Leonard Cobb

Today, the Seattle Fire Department and Harborview Medical Center issued the following statement on behalf of the Cobb family: We are sad to announce the passing of Dr. Leonard Cobb, a luminary in the field of prehospital care for patients with cardiac disease. His achievements are many, but perhaps the… [ Keep reading ]

City to conduct a limited test of the Wireless Emergency Alert system on July 25 as part of West Seattle Bridge emergency planning

SEATTLE – On July 25 at 12 p.m., the City of Seattle Office of Emergency Management will send a test message through the Wireless Emergency Alert (WEA) system. The alert will only be sent to those who have opted in to receive local test messages through WEA and to a… [ Keep reading ]