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Keep your smoke alarms working for some peace of mind this holiday season

Make sure your smoke alarms will work if needed this holiday season. Smoke alarms can reduce the risk of being injured by a home fire by alerting you that smoke is present and providing critical time to respond safely. Most fire deaths are caused by smoke inhalation, not burns. According… [ Keep reading ]

Woman found deceased in Beacon Hill house fire

SEATTLE — Earlier today, just before 10 a.m., the Seattle Fire Department’s Fire Alarm Center received calls reporting smoke and flames visible in a two-story home at the 5900 block of 23rd Ave. S. When firefighters arrived on scene they confirmed flames visible on the second floor that were beginning… [ Keep reading ]

Being safe with holiday decorations

Whatever your traditions or customs are during the winter months, make sure to be safe when using decorations such as candles and lighting. Did you know that 1/2 of U.S. home decoration fires in December are started by candles? December 25 is the peak day for candle fires. Here are… [ Keep reading ]

Make holiday baking with kids fun and safe

Are you planning a Great British Bake Off level holiday baking session this weekend? Perhaps friends are coming over for a gingerbread-house kids party or you are prepping treats for Santa’s arrival? It’s easy to get caught up in the excitement of a new cookie recipe or holiday menu. Safety… [ Keep reading ]

Lithium-ion battery safety tips

Lithium-ion rechargeable batteries are commonly used in home electronics such as phones, laptop computers, tablets, e-scooters and other devices that require plug in charging. These batteries are small and powerful but when used incorrectly, they can overheat, catch fire, or explode. Fire agencies in King County continue to respond to fires caused by… [ Keep reading ]

Seattle Fire collects gifts for 2022 Toys for Tots campaign

Join your neighborhood Seattle firefighters this weekend as we collect donations for the Toys for Tots program, all of which help King County and Seattle families in need this holiday season. We’ll be joined by members of the U.S. Marine Corps and Seattle Fire Foundation volunteers at these QFC… [ Keep reading ]

Tree lights start fire in Seattle – how to be safe

Over the weekend, Christmas tree lights started a home fire in Seattle causing over $100,000 in damage. Unfortunately, this is the time of year when the fire department responds to more fires involving decorative lights. Be mindful of festive lights this month and take a few steps to ensure your… [ Keep reading ]

Use your fireplace safely

With the sudden arrival of fall and cooler weather, fireplaces are being put to greater use. Whether you use a gas or wood-burning fireplace, keep these tips in mind to ensure safety at home. Before using: Make sure you have a carbon monoxide alarm installed on the same level as… [ Keep reading ]

Seattle City Council and Mayor approve funding for permanent operation of Ladder 13 and Medic 26 

SEATTLE – On Nov. 28, the Seattle City Council adopted the 2023 and endorsed the 2024 budget, which included funding to support the permanent operation of Ladder 13 and Medic 26. The two units were initially put in place in 2020 after the West Seattle Bridge closed for repairs; however,… [ Keep reading ]

Heating fire safety tips for the start of winter

Home heaters are working extra hard with the cold weather we are experiencing. Heating-related fires are the second most common type of fires this time of year. As a reminder, make sure to give your heaters space and consider taking these precautions to prevent heating-related fires in your home. Give… [ Keep reading ]