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Seattle Fire to implement new initiative in 2020 to ensure fire protection systems are in place

To ensure fire protection systems – like sprinklers and fire alarms – work properly, the Seattle Fire Department’s (SFD) Fire Prevention Division is launching a new initiative in 2020. The City is introducing citations of $373 or greater beginning January 1, 2020 for untested or unrepaired fire protection systems. Sprinklers,… [ Keep reading ]

Seattle Fire to implement new initiative in 2020 to avoid preventable alarms

To help prevent fires and keep people safe, the Seattle Fire Department’s (SFD) Fire Prevention Division is launching a new initiative in 2020 for avoiding “false” or “preventable” alarms. The City is introducing citations of $373 or greater beginning January 1, 2020 for preventable alarms. When a fire alarm system… [ Keep reading ]

To address non-emergency 911 calls downtown, Mayor Durkan, Fire Chief Scoggins, and Councilmember Bagshaw help launch Seattle’s new “Health One” into service

Beginning Today, Specially Trained Team of Firefighters and A Social Worker Will Help People Downtown with Behavioral Health or Substance Abuse Issues, Non-Emergency Medical Issues, and Access to Services  Mayor’s 2020 Proposed Budget Being Considered by City Council Would Enhance Health One in Mid-2020 with Additional $400,000 Investment SEATTLE (November… [ Keep reading ]

End of Daylight Saving Time Reminder: Check your smoke and carbon monoxide alarms and replace batteries

Daylight Saving Time comes to an end this weekend. Now is a good time to make sure that your smoke and carbon monoxide (CO) alarms are working by testing them and replacing batteries if needed. Don’t wait until your alarm begins to “chirp” at an inconvenient time before deciding to… [ Keep reading ]

King County hosts workshop to recruit women to join the EMS and firefighting work force

Nearly 40 women interested in pursuing a career in Emergency Medical Services (EMS) or serving their community as a firefighter or paramedic attended the ‘Future Women in EMS and Fire’ workshop in Seattle on Oct. 26 and 27. The King County Fire Chiefs Association and King County EMS are committed… [ Keep reading ]

Trial by fire for Seattle’s newest firefighters

The Seattle Fire Department will train new firefighter recruits at two vacant homes in the Roosevelt neighborhood from Oct. 28-31 at 815 and 821 NE 66th St. Live-fire training is an opportunity for our new fire recruits to work with our officers and face real fire scenarios in a controlled… [ Keep reading ]

You’re invited: Fall Festival at Capitol Hill Fire Station 25

SEATTLE – Members of the Capitol Hill community are invited to attend a Fall Festival at Fire Station 25 to meet their local firefighters and police officers, participate in fun activities and learn fall fire safety tips. Activities include pumpkin carving and drawing, cornhole, fire safety activities, and a live… [ Keep reading ]

Fire Prevention Month Tip – Heating Safety

Heaters are the second leading cause of fires in residential buildings. As would be expected, most heating-related fires occur during the colder months when heaters get turned on and the use of portable heaters and fireplaces increase. Fires caused by furniture, bedding, and other materials placed too close to baseboard… [ Keep reading ]

City to build new Fire Station 31 facility at different location

The City has decided to construct a new Fire Station 31 on a new site in the district. Doing so allows the City to use response data to select the best location to minimize response times while addressing long-standing operational issues within the building. Firefighters and apparatus at Fire Station… [ Keep reading ]

Natural gas leak in U-district prompts evacuation

SEATTLE – On Oct. 14 just before 2 p.m., firefighters responded to the U-district at NE 45th St. and Brooklyn Ave. NE for a natural gas leak. Private contractors working on a telecommunications project were digging with an excavator, when a 2-inch gas line was punctured. Firefighters immediately notified Puget… [ Keep reading ]