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Cause of 2-alarm fire in Beacon Hill neighborhood remains undetermined

SEATTLE – On March 13 just after 2 a.m., firefighters responded to the 6000 Block of 19th Avenue South for a report of heavy flames and smoke coming from a residence in the Beacon Hill neighborhood. SFD units arrived on scene and reported a well-involved fire in a car port which had spread… [ Keep reading ]

Daylight Saving Time Reminder – Test Your Smoke and CO alarms

In case you did not test and replace your smoke and carbon monoxide (CO) alarm batteries this past weekend for the the start of Daylight Saving Time, now is the time to do so. Changing smoke and CO alarm batteries at least once a year is one of the easiest… [ Keep reading ]

Taking big steps for a cure! Help Seattle become #1

Every year thousands of firefighters from around the world come to Seattle to compete in the world’s largest firefighter fundraising event.   Money raised will go towards fighting Leukemia, lymphoma, Hodgkins disease and myeloma which are blood cancers that affect firefighters at a higher rate than the general population. Firefighters representing 341 fire departments wore their… [ Keep reading ]

Firefighters battle house fire in Ballard

SEATTLE – On Sunday, February 24, 2019, around 7:05 p.m., the Seattle Fire Alarm Center received a 911 call reporting smoke coming from a house located on the 2800 Blk of NW 61 St.  Engine 18 responded from the Ballard station, and upon arrival reported fire coming from the back of… [ Keep reading ]

Let your love catch fire this Valentine’s Day, not your kitchen

Valentine’s Day is Thursday, and many people may attempt to express their love with a home-cooked meal. In Seattle and across the nation, cooking is one of the leading causes of residential fires. But don’t despair: you don’t have to give up on your dreams of being Top Chef to… [ Keep reading ]

MEDIA ADVISORY: Seattle Fire Department trains for fire boat response on Seattle Maritime Academy’s simulator – Feb. 6

SEATTLE – Seattle Fire Department boat pilots will practice how to respond to vessel and maritime facility emergencies using the Seattle Maritime Academy’s vessel bridge simulator. The simulator mimics a fully functional bridge facility, including controls, communications, radar and realistic 360-degree visual displays. The training has been specifically tailored to… [ Keep reading ]

Firefighters battle 2-alarm fire in Capitol Hill neighborhood

SEATTLE – Firefighters responded to the 600 Block of 23rd Ave. E. just after 1 a.m. on Feb. 6, 2019 for a report of a house fire. When Engine 25 and Ladder 10 from the Capitol Hill Fire Station first arrived on scene, they saw a two story house well-involved… [ Keep reading ]

Burn Awareness Week 2019

Did you know that it takes only two seconds of exposure to 148°F (64°C) water to cause a burn serious enough to require surgery! Coffee is often served at 175°F (79°C), making it high-risk for causing immediate severe scald burns. For National Burn Awareness Week (February 3-9, 2019), the theme is… [ Keep reading ]

Be winter weather safe

Snow has finally arrived in Seattle, and freezing overnight temperatures are forecast to stick around much of the week. Please review these tips to keep safe and enjoy this winter wonderland while it lasts. Drive safely Avoid unnecessary driving! Take the bus, light rail or train if you can. If… [ Keep reading ]

Chinese and Vietnamese New Years Celebrations Safety

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 5). Celebrations mean cooking and sharing food. Cooking related fires remain the main cause of fires during holidays and celebrations. When… [ Keep reading ]