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Hydrant inspections – and what to do if you experience temporarily discolored water 

The 19,000 fire hydrants located within the City of Seattle are maintained and repaired by Seattle Public Utilities (SPU), and are inspected by the Seattle Fire Department (SFD). Firefighters inspect all fire hydrants across the City on an annual basis to ensure they are working properly and will provide sufficient… [ Keep reading ]

April 2024 Promotional Ceremony

SEATTLE – Fire Chief Harold Scoggins held a promotional ceremony on April 16 at the Fire Station 10 to promote members to new ranks in the department and to introduce new hires to the department. Congratulations to all as they step into their new leadership roles. New hires: Professional staff… [ Keep reading ]

Fire safety tips for e-bikes and e-scooters

The popularity of electric bikes and electric scooters (e-bikes and e-scooters) have grown a lot lately. Most use lithium-ion batteries to work. But if these batteries get damaged or used the wrong way, they can catch fire or even explode. Whether you use e-bikes or e-scooters for getting around or just for fun, it’s important to remember the following safety tips when charging or storing them. 

It’s time to spring into preventive home cleaning!

As we gear up for spring and tackle those home and yard projects, it’s essential to prioritize fire safety every step of the way. Please check out our helpful safety tips and recommendations to minimize the risk of fires and associated hazards: Home safety check Clear your home clutter in… [ Keep reading ]

Seattle Fire Department launches pilot program allowing paramedics to administer buprenorphine in the field

Buprenorphine helps reduce withdrawal symptoms caused from opioid use and is now being administered by a cadre of Seattle Fire paramedics in the field as part of pre-hospital treatment. SEATTLE – Mayor Bruce Harrell joined Seattle Fire Department (SFD) Chief Harold Scoggins, SFD Medical Director Dr. Michael Sayre and other leaders… [ Keep reading ]

Daylight saving time reminder about smoke and carbon monoxide alarms

The Seattle Fire Department would like to remind everyone to check on your smoke and carbon monoxide (CO) alarms for the start of daylight saving time this weekend (2 a.m. Sunday, March 10). We recommend carefully vacuuming around the alarms to remove dust and cobwebs and replace batteries if needed…. [ Keep reading ]

Seattle Fire gifted 78 thermal imaging cameras

Seattle Fire Foundation makes public safety investment with purchase of thermal imaging cameras. The $73,000 cash donation will help enhance Seattle firefighter safety and effectiveness. The Seattle Fire Foundation announced on Feb. 7, 2024, the purchase of 78 thermal imaging cameras for the Seattle Fire Department. The purchase was funded… [ Keep reading ]

Lunar New Year celebration and safety

Lunar New Year will be celebrated around the world on Saturday, February 10, 2024. Celebrations and events are planned across Seattle. But if your plans mean staying at home, keep these safety considerations in mind this Lunar New Year. Celebrations mean cooking and sharing food. Cooking-related fires remain the main… [ Keep reading ]

Mayor Bruce Harrell, Fire Chief Harold Scoggins and City leaders expand public safety through groundbreaking on new Fire Station 31

SEATTLE – Fire Chief Harold Scoggins and members of the Seattle Fire Department (SFD) joined Mayor Bruce Harrell, the Department of Finance and Administrative Services (FAS) and City and community leaders on Feb. 5 to break ground on the future site of Fire Station 31 in North Seattle. Construction of the… [ Keep reading ]

City of Seattle bans batteries from the garbage

Batteries can be safely and easily disposed of at low or no cost SEATTLE – Seattle Public Utilities (SPU) announced on Jan. 29 that all batteries from small button cell and alkaline batteries to lithium-ion batteries used in e-bikes and electric vehicles, are banned from the garbage. The SPU Directors… [ Keep reading ]