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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 ]

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 ]

Thanks to our heroes in healthcare

Today, April 7, is the World Health Organization’s (WHO) birthday. Since 1948, when the organization first came into being, it has marked this day as World Health Day. Rightly, the day has been cause for celebration of the many advances the world has made in global health.  This year, as we face the most severe health crisis of our time, with… [ 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 ]

Seattle Fire holds ceremony to honor its fallen, adds name to memorial

On Oct. 5, Mayor Durkan, City Councilmembers Sally Bagshaw and Teresa Mosqueda joined with Seattle Fire Department personnel and family to pay tribute to the City’s firefighters who have lost their lives in the line of duty.   They gathered at Seattle’s Fallen Firefighter Memorial, located in Occidental Park. The memorial… [ Keep reading ]