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Two overnight fires in South Seattle

SEATTLE – Firefighters responded to two separate working fires last night in South Seattle. The Fire Alarm Center received the first call at 11:55 p.m. on May 23 for a report of a house fire at the 4200 Block of S. Eddy St. Crews arrived on scene to find smoke… [ Keep reading ]

Stay safe during Memorial Day Weekend

Summer kicks off this weekend with the Memorial Day Holiday. Here are a few tips for enjoying the heat safely while having fun. Reduce the chance of outdoor fires around your home and yard: Make sure cigarettes have cooled completely before throwing them out. Carelessly discarded cigarettes can easily start a… [ Keep reading ]

100 Deadliest Days

More teenagers are killed in vehicle crashes during the 100 days between Memorial and Labor Day than during any other time of the year. This is on top of the fact that more teens are killed due to vehicle crashes than in any other type of trauma-related death. What makes… [ Keep reading ]

Washington State Patrol recognizes two Seattle Firefighters

SEATTLE – On Tuesday, May 15, Washington State Patrol held its 2017 awards ceremony for District 2 (King County area).  Two awards went to two Seattle Firefighters, Firefighter Chris Quinlan and Firefighter Aaron McCandless, for their off-duty actions involving motor vehicle incidents.  Firefighter Chris Quinlan received the Award of Merit… [ Keep reading ]

2018 Seattle Fire Department Awards Luncheon

SEATTLE – On Wednesday, May 16, Seattle Fire Department employees and members of the community will be honored at the Annual Awards Luncheon held at the Sheraton Hotel. SFD partnered with the Seattle 4 Rotary Club to host this event, which allows award recipients to be recognized by those they serve. Each… [ Keep reading ]

Two Seattle firefighters will receive Maltese Cross at this year’s awards luncheon

SEATTLE – On Wednesday, May 16, two Seattle firefighters will receive the Maltese Cross at the department’s Annual Awards Luncheon. The Maltese Cross is awarded to a member for meritorious actions performed under hazardous conditions that are beyond the call of duty and at great personal risk. This is the… [ Keep reading ]

Trial by Fire for Seattle’s Newest Firefighters: Recruit Class #108

The Seattle Fire Department will train new firefighter recruits at a vacant home in the Bryant neighborhood. Training officers and fire recruits will practice firefighting skills at 3604 NE 68th St for four days (5/13-18). During these dates, residents will notice an increase in the number of fire apparatus parked on the… [ Keep reading ]

2-Alarm Fatal House Fire in West Seattle

SEATTLE – On May 11 at 10:56 a.m., the Fire Alarm Center received a call from the King County Sheriff’s Office reporting a house fire at the 5600 Blk. of 42nd Ave. SW in West Seattle. Dispatchers relayed information to firefighters over the radio that this was an active King County SWAT… [ Keep reading ]

U-District Kitchen Fire in a Community Center

SEATTLE – At 5:23 p.m. on Tuesday, May 8, firefighters were dispatched to the 4200 Blk. of Mary Gates Memorial Dr. NE for a report of a kitchen fire.  The first arriving engine saw smoke coming from the first floor.  Crews quickly put water on the fire and kept it… [ Keep reading ]

Off-duty Seattle Firefighter responds to vehicle collision, saves life

SEATTLE – On April 7, 2018, Seattle firefighter Josh McBride, was on his way to work when he came upon a multi-vehicle collision on westbound Interstate-90, just west of the summit. Emergency personnel had not yet arrived on scene. Firefighter McBride pulled in front of the vehicle, put on his hazard lights,… [ Keep reading ]