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Rooftop Fire Prevention

Every spring and summer as the weather warms up and building rooftops amenities get more use, we see an increase in the number of rooftop building fires. Between September 2017 and September 2018, the Seattle Fire Department responded to 8 significant rooftop amenity fires. The total estimated loss for these… [ Keep reading ]

Firefighter Story Times returns this summer

Seattle – The Seattle Fire Department, in partnership with the Seattle Public Library, has brought back the popular summer Firefighter Story Times series. Seattle firefighters will be at eight local branches in July and August to teach fire safety through the endearing story of a little girl who befriends a… [ Keep reading ]

Crews respond to 2-Alarm Fire in Fremont

At 1:11 a.m., our Fire Alarm Center received a 9-1-1 call reporting flames visible from a warehouse building on the 600 block of NW 40th St. Crews arrived on scene within five minutes of being dispatched and confirmed flames as well as heavy smoke coming from a large metal building… [ Keep reading ]

Leave fireworks to the professionals on 4th of July

Sunshine, warm weather and the long days of summer make Independence Day the perfect time to hang out with friends and family. While fireworks are an amazing spectacle to enjoy, we recommend observing from a safe distance and leaving it to the professionals. Last year, there were 209 fireworks related… [ Keep reading ]

Information on the temporary relocation of Fire Station 31 firefighters

SEATTLE – Firefighters and apparatus stationed at Fire Station 31 (1319 N. Northgate Way) have been temporarily relocated to neighboring fire stations to allow for further mold testing of the facility. This move took place June 18 and remains in effect. The Seattle Fire Department is committed to responding quickly… [ Keep reading ]

Summer Water Safety and Drowning Prevention

Every summer, the Seattle Fire Department responds to preventable drownings. According to Public Health – Seattle & King County, 16 people died in preventable drownings in 2018. Many more near drownings go unreported. If you plan to be in or near water this summer, follow these recommendations: Know the risks… [ Keep reading ]

Firefighters extinguish house fire in Ballard neighborhood

SEATTLE – On June 13 around 3:30 p.m., the Fire Alarm Center received a 911 call reporting a basement fire from a single-story house on the 6700 block of 33rd Ave NW. The first arriving engine company reported flames coming from the basement that extended onto an attached deck as… [ Keep reading ]

Enjoy the heat safely

With the stretch of warm weather expected in the coming weeks, here are a few tips for enjoying the heat safely. Have fun, but remember to stay safe! Reduce the chance of outdoor fires around your home and yard: Carelessly discarded cigarettes and other smoking materials can easily start a… [ Keep reading ]

Northgate Mall pepper spray response

SEATTLE – Firefighters and police officers responded to the Northgate Mall at the 400 Block of NE Northgate Way for a report of an irritant in the air that was causing coughing and eye irritation. Crews arrived on scene and used the PA System to evacuate the entire mall as… [ Keep reading ]

Learn Hands-Only CPR

You could save a life – take a few minutes to learn Hands-only CPR Are you prepared to help in a medical emergency if someone goes into cardiac arrest? A cardiac patient’s chance of becoming a long-term survivor are more than doubled if a bystander on the scene administers prompt… [ Keep reading ]