Daylight saving time reminder – test smoke and carbon monoxide alarms

The Seattle Fire Department would like to remind everyone to check and change out smoke and carbon monoxide (CO) batteries for the start of daylight saving time this weekend (2 a.m. Sunday, March 13). We recommend replacing batteries yearly or as needed. Changing smoke and CO alarm batteries at least… [ Keep reading ]

Apartment building fire in the Belltown neighborhood

UPDATED on Mar. 10 at 12 p.m.: Our investigators determined the fire was intentionally set (incendiary). The Seattle Police Department’s Arson Bomb Squad was notified of the fire and will investigate. The Arson Alarm Foundation is offering an award from its annual $10,000 award fund to anyone with information that… [ Keep reading ]

Seattle Fire is hiring firefighter/EMTs, accepting applications through April 19

SEATTLE – The Seattle Fire Department (SFD) is accepting applications for entry-level Firefighter/EMT (Emergency Medical Technician) through April 19, 2022 (apply online at The department is looking to expand our diverse team of hardworking, committed individuals who have a passion for public service. SFD is a world-class organization with… [ Keep reading ]

Apartment building fire in the Fremont/Wallingford neighborhood

SEATTLE — On Feb. 25 around 4:30 a.m., our Fire Alarm Center dispatchers received multiple 911 calls reporting heavy smoke coming from a 2-story apartment building on the 3600 block of Woodland Park Ave. N. Engines 9, 17 and Ladder 9 were the first units on scene, and reported visible… [ Keep reading ]

Black History Month 2022

This Black History Month 2022, the Seattle Fire Department would like to recognize our Black employees, both present and former, who have served our communities. At every level of the Seattle Fire Department, Black employees help guide this organization and we express our gratitude for their contributions. “For me, Black… [ Keep reading ]

Seattle Fire Department partners with American Medical Response to implement innovative new emergency healthcare solution

The Seattle Fire Department Nurse Navigation Program will provide Seattle residents access to customized care options to meet their specific medical needs SEATTLE – Today, the Seattle Fire Department announced that it has partnered with American Medical Response (AMR) to bring a new and innovative healthcare solution to help area residents and visitors quickly… [ Keep reading ]

Celebrating Lunar New Year and Tết Safely

During times of celebration, there are common fire safety issues that all communities experience. Keep these safety considerations in mind this Chinese New Year and Vietnamese New Year (February 1). Celebrations mean cooking and sharing food. Cooking-related fires remain the main cause of fires during holidays and celebrations. When cooking:… [ Keep reading ]

Winter Weather – Personal Preparedness

According to the Seattle Office of Emergency Management, snow and ice are identified as Seattle’s second top hazards. We know winter weather in Western Washington can be unpredictable. In December 2021, 4”-9” inches of snow fell in the Seattle Metro area followed by several consecutive days of low temps. This… [ Keep reading ]

Race and social justice on Martin Luther King Jr. Day

On this Martin Luther King Jr. Day 2022, the Seattle Fire Department would like to highlight the department’s Race and Social Justice Change Team and its efforts to eliminate race-based disparities and achieve racial equity. The Seattle Race and Social Justice Initiative (RSJI) ​is a citywide effort to end institutionalized racism… [ Keep reading ]

The NYC high-rise fire and how to prevent and prepare

On Sunday, January 9, 2022, a fire in a New York City high-rise apartment building killed 17 people, including eight children. This horribly tragic event is a grim reminder of the devastation that can occur from fires in residential buildings. The loss of life from major fires is always difficult… [ Keep reading ]