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Think twice before leaving your child or pet in the car alone

Leaving a small child or pet in a car alone is never a good idea. It’s especially dangerous on sunny days. It doesn’t have to be a hot day for the temperature inside of a car to reach high enough temperatures to cause heat stroke. Heat stroke can cause serious… [ Keep reading ]

2-Alarm vacant building fire in Lake City

Seattle — Earlier this morning at 4:42 a.m., the Seattle Fire Department’s Fire Alarm Center received 911 calls reporting a fire in a two-story vacant apartment building at the 13500 block of Lake City Way NE. Engine 39 arrived first on scene at 4:48 a.m. and confirmed heavy smoke and… [ Keep reading ]

Fire Day with MOHAI on June 17

SEATTLE – Mark the 134th anniversary of the Great Seattle Fire with MOHAI and the Seattle Fire Department at this free, family friendly event. Your young firefighters in training will love tours of a ladder truck and fire engine, family fire safety activities with local firefighters, hands-on-history games and crafts,… [ Keep reading ]

Live-fire training Monday through Wednesday in Capitol Hill

The Seattle Fire Department is conducting live-fire training exercises at vacant homes in the Capitol Hill neighborhood today through Wednesday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the 1000 block of E. Republican St. Live-fire training is an opportunity for new and veteran firefighters to work with our officers and… [ Keep reading ]

2023 Seattle Fallen Firefighter Memorial

SEATTLE – Members of the media and public are invited to join the Seattle Fire Department in honoring all Seattle firefighters who have died in the line of duty. The annual Seattle Fallen Firefighter Memorial will take place from 9:30-10:15 a.m. on Friday, May 5, 2023, in Occidental Park (117… [ Keep reading ]

May is a leading month for outdoor grilling fires – tips to stay safe

Spring weather has finally arrived. This is the time of year when more outdoor grills are cleaned up and put to use. Whether using a grill on an apartment rooftop or in your backyard, consider these fire prevention and safety tips before lighting the grill. Most grill fires are preventable. Setting… [ Keep reading ]

Fatal fire in the Mount Baker neighborhood

Seattle — This morning at 8:52 a.m., the Seattle Fire Department’s Fire Alarm Center received 911 calls reporting smoke and flames coming from a vacant commercial building at the 3500 block of Rainier Ave. S. The first units on scene confirmed an active fire with smoke and flames coming out… [ Keep reading ]

Fire at the Lake City Community Center

Seattle — This morning at 2:49 a.m., the Seattle Fire Department’s Fire Alarm Center received 911 calls reporting what appeared to be tree on fire that extended to the Lake City Community Center at the 12500 block of 28th Ave. NE. Engine 39 arrived in less than three minutes from… [ Keep reading ]

Food-on-stove fire injures resident in the Alki Beach neighborhood

Seattle — Last night at 10:34 p.m., the Seattle Fire Department’s Fire Alarm Center received 911 calls reporting smoke coming from an apartment building at the 2200 block of Alki Ave. SW. Ladder 11 was the first unit on scene and found smoke coming from a basement unit. As firefighters… [ Keep reading ]

Women’s History in Seattle Fire

Established in 1889, the Seattle Fire Department has long strived to be an innovative leader for departments across the country. One of the most challenging areas for the fire service has been hiring and retaining women and people of color as firefighters.   By the 1980s, more and more women… [ Keep reading ]