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Water Safety Tips for Summer

With summer in full swing, it’s important for families and people of all ages to stay up-to-date on the latest water safety information. It only takes a second for conditions in and on the water to change, and even the savviest swimmers can find themselves in an unsafe situation if… [ Keep reading ]

2-Alarm fire damages two homes in the Haller Lake neighborhood

Seattle — At 2:47 p.m. the Seattle Fire Department’s Fire Alarm Center received 911 calls reporting a backyard deck on fire and extending into two homes at the 300 block of NE 133rd St. in the Haller Lake neighborhood. Dispatched firefighters saw a large column of smoke shifting due to… [ Keep reading ]

Good Samaritan alerts residents of house on fire in the Greenwood neighborhood

Seattle — Just before 5 p.m., a Good Samaritan was on his way home from work via Aurora Ave. N. when he saw a column of black smoke coming from a residence at the 900 block of N. 87th St. He drove up to the residence, got out of his… [ Keep reading ]

City to conduct a limited test of the Wireless Emergency Alert system on June 5 as part of Preparation for All Star Game

SEATTLE – On June 5 at 1 p.m., the City of Seattle Office of Emergency Management will send two test messages through the Wireless Emergency Alert (WEA) system. The alert will only be sent to those who have opted to receive local test messages through WEA and to a small… Filed Under: Fire Line

2-alarm fire in the Columbia City neighborhood

Seattle — This morning at 6:12 a.m., the Seattle Fire Department’s Fire Alarm Center received 911 calls reporting a fire in a three-story commercial building at the 4200 block of Rainier Ave. S. Engine 30 was the first unit on scene and confirmed flames showing from the rear side of… [ Keep reading ]

CPR/AED Awareness Week begins on June 1

It is important to be prepared for sudden emergencies such as sudden cardiac arrest. Around 70% of out-of-hospital cardiac arrests happen at home so it’s important to know what to do if this were to happen. A cardiac patient’s chance of becoming a long-term survivor are more than doubled if… [ Keep reading ]

HazMat response in the Holly Park neighborhood

Seattle — This afternoon at 12:47 p.m., the Seattle Fire Department’s Fire Alarm Center received 911 calls reporting an unknown odor causing respiratory issues for residents on the third floor of a seven-story apartment building at the 6900 block of Martin Luther King Jr. Way S. Ladder 12 was the… [ Keep reading ]

Think twice before leaving your child or pet in the car alone

Leaving a small child or pet in a car alone is never a good idea. It’s especially dangerous on sunny days. It doesn’t have to be a hot day for the temperature inside of a car to reach high enough temperatures to cause heat stroke. Heat stroke can cause serious… [ Keep reading ]

2-Alarm vacant building fire in Lake City

Seattle — Earlier this morning at 4:42 a.m., the Seattle Fire Department’s Fire Alarm Center received 911 calls reporting a fire in a two-story vacant apartment building at the 13500 block of Lake City Way NE. Engine 39 arrived first on scene at 4:48 a.m. and confirmed heavy smoke and… [ Keep reading ]

Fire Day with MOHAI on June 17

SEATTLE – Mark the 134th anniversary of the Great Seattle Fire with MOHAI and the Seattle Fire Department at this free, family friendly event. Your young firefighters in training will love tours of a ladder truck and fire engine, family fire safety activities with local firefighters, hands-on-history games and crafts,… [ Keep reading ]