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Box truck hits North Seattle home

SEATTLE – On Nov. 7 just after 10:30 a.m., Seattle firefighters responded to N. 85th St. and Wallingford Ave. N. for a box truck carrying flooring material that ran into a home, causing extensive damage. Engine 16 arrived first on scene and learned from the passenger of the box truck… [ Keep reading ]

Prevent carbon monoxide poisoning

Carbon monoxide (CO) is produced any time fossil fuels are burned. During a power outage, the use of gas generators or outdoor grills in carports or too close to the home can trap CO in the home and cause CO poisoning. Other possible sources of CO include small gasoline engines,… [ Keep reading ]

Check smoke and carbon monoxide alarms this end of daylight saving time – November 6, 2022

It’s that time of year when we change the time on our microwave ovens and other clocks. Daylight Saving Time comes to an end this weekend (Sunday, November 6 at 2 a.m.) This is a good reminder to check that your smoke and carbon monoxide (CO) alarms are working by… [ Keep reading ]

Halloween 2022: Stay Spooky and Safe, Seattle

Halloween is just around the corner and that means many celebrations for children and adults alike! The Seattle Fire Department wants your holiday to be fun and SAFE. Follow these tips to keep all the ghouls and goblins in your household safe: Lookout for trick-or-treaters and drive slowly in neighborhoods…. [ Keep reading ]

Fire Prevention Month – Heating Safety

For our final week of 2022 Fire Prevention Month, we are highlighting the fire risks related to heating which is the second main cause of home fires in the U.S. According to the National Fire Protection Agency (NFPA) based on 2014-2018 annual averages, most home heating fire deaths (81%) involved… [ Keep reading ]

Live-fire training in Queen Anne neighborhood on Oct. 22-30

The Seattle Fire Department (SFD) will train current firefighters and new firefighter recruits at a vacant apartment building in the Queen Anne neighborhood on Oct. 22-30 at 610 2nd Ave. W. This is the first time in the history of the Acquired Structure Program that the department will conduct this training in… [ Keep reading ]

Apartment fire evacuation videos in ASL and several languages

This month, we are promoting our multilingual fire safety videos to highlight four key fire safety messages. This week the topic is apartment fire evacuation. Evacuating a building during a fire emergency is not always the best option. Learn when to evacuate or shelter in place during a multi-residential building… [ Keep reading ]

Hands-Only CPR Deep Dive with Medic 2 Instructor, Johnny Bell

Today is the 51st anniversary of the Seattle Fire Department’s Medic 2 bystander CPR program. It’s also Sudden Cardiac Arrest Awareness Month. To commemorate, we asked Medic 2 CPR instructor, Johnny Bell, to provide a detailed overview on Hands-Only CPR, Pulse Point and more. Click here for more info on… [ Keep reading ]

Intentionally set fires in the Pioneer Square and Chinatown-International District vicinity

The Seattle Fire Department and Police Department have recently seen an uptick in intentionally set fires in the Pioneer Square and Chinatown-International District vicinity. Most of the fires have occurred in dumpster receptacles and recycling bins near businesses. On Oct. 2, the fire department responded to a fire in a… [ Keep reading ]

October is Fire Prevention Month

For Fire Prevention Month, the Seattle Fire Department is focusing on four key safety topics: 1) cooking safety, 2) home fire evacuation, 3) smoke alarms and 4) heating safety. Each week, the Seattle Fire Department will publish multilingual safety videos of each topic on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. The videos… [ Keep reading ]