Landslide in Magnolia neighborhood

SEATTLE – On Jan. 7 around 1:30 p.m., Seattle’s Fire Alarm Center dispatchers received a 911 call about a house that had slid 15-20 feet off its foundation at the 2400 block of Perkins Ln. W. The steep slope area behind the house had slid likely as a result of… [ Keep reading ]

Replace your carbon monoxide alarm if it was installed in or before 2015

Every year, the Seattle Fire Department receives 9-1-1 calls from concerned residents because of chirping carbon monoxide (CO) alarms. While it’s important to call 9-1-1 if your CO alarm is sounding continuously without stopping, a CO alarm that chirps every 30 seconds is not an emergency. Most likely, it’s an… [ Keep reading ]

That’s a Wrap! SFD finishes Toys for Tots 2021 campaign

For more than 50 years, the Seattle Fire Department has helped collect toys for area families in need. Our support of the U.S. Marine Corps’ Toys for Tots continued again this year. With the support of the Seattle Fire Foundation and QFC, we hosted three successful toy collection events in… [ Keep reading ]

Be safe on the roads when it snows

Snow and cold temperatures are in the forecast for the Seattle area in the days to come. Please consider these safety tips related to driving. Road safety If you are not able to stay home and off the roads, consider these tips for increasing your safety. Drive for the conditions…. [ Keep reading ]

Acquired Structure Training helps Seattle firefighters to become better trained for emergencies

Thank you to our community partners in 2021 who have helped Seattle Fire to become better trained for emergencies For many years, the Seattle Fire Department’s Training Division has provided valuable hands-on training for recruit training and Operations members. SFD’s Acquired Structure Training (AST) program regularly works with community partners,… [ Keep reading ]

Winter holiday safety

The Seattle Fire Department would like to remind residents to be mindful of fire safety during this holiday season. Holiday-related home fires primarily involve cooking, heating and electrical sources. Busy kitchens can lead to unattended stoves. Cold winter weather results in high use of space and wall heaters. Festive lights… [ Keep reading ]

Mayor Durkan Joins City Leaders to Announce the Projected Launch of the Third Health One Unit, Extending Primary Service Area to South Seattle

Health One program that helps those with mental/behavioral health or substance abuse disorders and those with non-emergency issues to expand primary service area to South Seattle Third unit expected to be operational in early 2022, staffed with two firefighter/EMTs and a Human Services Dept. case manager SEATTLE (Dec. 16) – Mayor Jenny A. Durkan, Councilmember Herbold, Fire Chief… [ Keep reading ]

2-Alarm fire damages townhomes under construction in the Interbay neighborhood

SEATTLE — Dec. 11, at 12:47 a.m., our Fire Alarm Center received calls reporting heavy smoke and flames visible coming from a three-story multifamily townhome under construction at the 1300 block of W. Newton St. At 12:51 a.m., Engine 20 arrived first on scene and confirmed a working fire impacting… [ Keep reading ]

Firefighters rescue two from home on fire within the South Park neighborhood

SEATTLE — Dec. 9, at 7:22 a.m., our Fire Alarm Center received calls reporting flames coming from a second-story window of a singly-family residence at the 800 block of S. Southern St. Engines 26 and 27 along with Medic 26 were the first units on scene and confirmed a working… [ Keep reading ]

Yield the right of way to lights and sirens

The Seattle Fire Department responds to traffic incidents multiple times per day. And quite often, private vehicles do not yield the right of way when approached by emergency vehicles with lights and sirens. This can slow down emergency responders from getting to an emergency. “Moving right for lights and sirens… [ Keep reading ]