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Seattle Fire Department responds to six kitchen fires since Oct. 1

SEATTLE – The number of kitchen fires the Seattle Fire Department has responded to this month is higher than usual. Since Oct. 1, the department has responded to at least six fires that have occurred in the kitchen areas of residential homes or apartment units. The specific cause of these… [ Keep reading ]

Smoke Alarms: If there is a fire, get out, stay out, call 911

Every home should have working smoke alarms. If the alarm sounds you may have less than a minute to get outside or to a safe place to call 911. Test your smoke alarms monthly and if your smoke alarms are more than 10 years old, replace them. Install smoke alarms:… [ 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 ]

MEDIA ADVISORY: Seattle Fire to honor fallen firefighters

SEATTLE – The Seattle Fire Department will gather to honor Seattle Fire Captain Craig Aman, who is among the 103 firefighters nationally being memorialized for line of duty deaths in 2018. The local ceremony coincides with the 37th Annual National Fallen Firefighter Memorial weekend held at the National Fire Academy… [ Keep reading ]

You’re invited: Seattle Fire Day at MOHAI

SEATTLE – On Saturday, Oct. 6, the Seattle Fire Department, in partnership with the Museum of History and Industry (MOHAI) will kick off Fire Prevention Month with Seattle Fire Day – a fun day learning about fire safety, past and present! Admission to the first floor of the museum will… [ Keep reading ]

Fire Prevention Month: Stovetop Fire Prevention

Every year, the Seattle Fire Department responds to hundreds of stove related fires. Accidentally turning on a stovetop burner is one of the main causes of these fires. On October 1, a home fire in northwest Seattle started from a stovetop burner that was accidentally left on. A teapot left… [ Keep reading ]

Crews from Fremont and Queen Anne fire stations save cat

SEATTLE – On Sunday, Sept. 16, 2018, the Fire Alarm Center received a peculiar call from community members in the Fremont neighborhood. Crews from the Fremont and Queen Anne fire stations (Engine 9 and Ladder 6) responded to the scene to find a cat who had wedged himself between two garages, in a… [ Keep reading ]

Wallingford Townhouse Fire

SEATTLE – On Sept. 13, 2018, just after 5 a.m., the Fire Alarm Center received a call about a townhouse fire in the Wallingford neighborhood. Crews reported seeing a column of smoke from the 4200 Block of Winslow Pl. N. on the way to the incident. When units first arrived, they reported… [ Keep reading ]

Seattle Firefighters, MDA launch Fill-the-Boot effort

Seattle – Look for Seattle Firefighters this week as they take to the streets to collect money for the Muscular Dystrophy Association’s Fill-the-Boot campaign. Seattle Firefighters will be at these five locations to accept donations between 9 a.m. and 7 p.m. on Sept. 11, 12, 13 and 14: 15th Ave…. [ Keep reading ]

Water rescue response on Harbor Island

SEATTLE – At 8:42 a.m. on Aug. 13, 2018, the Fire Alarm Center received a call about two people in distress in the water near Harbor Island. When crews arrived on scene, they received reports that a man had seen a person in the water in need of medical assistance,… [ Keep reading ]