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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 ]

Seattle Firefighters battle fire in University District

SEATTLE – The Fire Alarm Center received a 911 call at 10:48 a.m. on January 19 reporting a fire in an office on the 4500 Blk of University Way NE. Engine 17 responded from the University Fire Station, and after arriving firefighters reported black smoke in the second-floor hallway. All… [ Keep reading ]

Carbon Monoxide Prevention This Winter

The Seattle area has seen a few windstorms already this winter that have knocked out power to thousands of homes. One danger we have during power outages is the increased possibility of carbon monoxide (CO) poisoning. Carbon monoxide is produced any time fossil fuels are burned. During a power outage,… [ Keep reading ]

Seattle Fire Department plans for viaduct closure

SEATTLE – For the past several months, the Seattle Fire Department has worked closely with regional partners and developed plans internally to prepare for the closure of the viaduct and associated traffic congestion. The department is focusing all of its resources on responding to emergencies, and has taken steps to minimize… [ Keep reading ]

Three boats catch fire at Lakewood Moorage on Lake Washington

SEATTLE – Firefighters responded to the 4400 Block of Lake Washington Blvd. S. just after 9:20 p.m. on Jan. 13 for a report of multiple boats on fire at Lakewood Moorage. When Engine 28 from the Rainier Valley Fire Station arrived on scene, they saw flames coming from the marina, with three vessels fully engulfed… [ Keep reading ]

Residential fire in Wedgewood neighborhood ruled accidental

SEATTLE – The Fire Alarm Center received a 911 call at 1:20 a.m. on January 9 reporting a fire in a residential home at the 2500 Block of Northeast 92nd Street. Engine 40 responded from the Wedgewood Fire Station and saw flames coming from the front and sides of the single-story structure. All occupants… [ Keep reading ]

Help us help you: Move right for lights and sirens

SEATTLE: With the viaduct closure quickly approaching, the Seattle Fire Department wants to remind drivers to move right for lights and sirens. Seattle Fire, Police and Department of Transportation personnel respond to traffic incidents in the city 24/7. Many times, private vehicles do not yield the right of way when… [ Keep reading ]

Seattle firefighters battle house fire in Rainier Beach

SEATTLE – On December 31 around 5:45 a.m. the Seattle Fire Alarm Center received a 911 call reporting a house fire on the 9200 Blk of Spear Pl S.  Upon arrival, Engine 33 reported heavy fire from the east side of the house.  Crews initially knocked down the fire from the… [ Keep reading ]