Two Seattle firefighters will receive Maltese Cross at this year’s awards luncheon

SEATTLE – On Wednesday, May 16, two Seattle firefighters will receive the Maltese Cross at the department’s Annual Awards Luncheon. The Maltese Cross is awarded to a member for meritorious actions performed under hazardous conditions that are beyond the call of duty and at great personal risk. This is the… [ Keep reading ]

Trial by Fire for Seattle’s Newest Firefighters: Recruit Class #108

The Seattle Fire Department will train new firefighter recruits at a vacant home in the Bryant neighborhood. Training officers and fire recruits will practice firefighting skills at 3604 NE 68th St for four days (5/13-18). During these dates, residents will notice an increase in the number of fire apparatus parked on the… [ Keep reading ]

2-Alarm Fatal House Fire in West Seattle

SEATTLE – On May 11 at 10:56 a.m., the Fire Alarm Center received a call from the King County Sheriff’s Office reporting a house fire at the 5600 Blk. of 42nd Ave. SW in West Seattle. Dispatchers relayed information to firefighters over the radio that this was an active King County SWAT… [ Keep reading ]

U-District Kitchen Fire in a Community Center

SEATTLE – At 5:23 p.m. on Tuesday, May 8, firefighters were dispatched to the 4200 Blk. of Mary Gates Memorial Dr. NE for a report of a kitchen fire.  The first arriving engine saw smoke coming from the first floor.  Crews quickly put water on the fire and kept it… [ Keep reading ]

Off-duty Seattle Firefighter responds to vehicle collision, saves life

SEATTLE – On April 7, 2018, Seattle firefighter Josh McBride, was on his way to work when he came upon a multi-vehicle collision on westbound Interstate-90, just west of the summit. Emergency personnel had not yet arrived on scene. Firefighter McBride pulled in front of the vehicle, put on his hazard lights,… [ Keep reading ]

South Park Residential Fires

SEATTLE – Two fires occurred in the South Park neighborhood on May 2, 2018. The first fire was reported at 1:50 a.m. in an abandoned house in the 1200 block of South Cloverdale Street. Fire crews quickly extinguished the fire that had spread from the main floor to the attic…. [ Keep reading ]

Seattle Fire Dept. Deputy Chief Jay Hagen selected as Bellevue’s new fire chief

On Monday, April 30, the City of Bellevue announced the appointment of Jay Hagen as chief of the Bellevue Fire Department. Chief Hagen began his career with the Seattle Fire Department in 1988. During his 30-year career with the department, he worked in various operations and administrative assignments, and progressed… [ Keep reading ]

2-Alarm Beacon Hill Vacant Building Apartment Fire

SEATTLE – At 2:42 a.m. on Wednesday, April 25, firefighters were dispatched to the 3600 Blk. of 14th Ave. S. for a report of smoke coming from an apartment building. The first arriving engine arrived to find smoke and fire from the second floor and requested a full response. The response was… [ Keep reading ]

2-Alarm South Lake Union Fire

SEATTLE – On April 18 at 2:58 p.m., firefighters were dispatched to the 2100 block of Dexter Ave N. for reports of a fire in an two-story home with a basement. Engine 5 arrived first on scene and found heavy dark smoke billowing from the rear of the structure. Fire attack was… [ Keep reading ]

Promotional Ceremony

SEATTLE – On February 28, 2018 the Seattle Fire Department held a promotional ceremony with Fire Chief Harold Scoggins swearing in three new officers: Lt. Kurt Plunkett to the rank of Captain Firefighter Brian Hart to the rank of Lieutenant Firefighter Kevin Dumont to the rank of Fireboat Engineer Chief Scoggins… [ Keep reading ]