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Seattle Firefighters Combat Barge Fire

SEATTLE- On June 26, 2018, at 8:15 p.m., multiple reports of a large black column of smoke from the 600 block of S Myrtle St. were received at the Fire Alarm Center. A Marine Fire response was immediately initiated by the Fire Alarm Dispatcher. Upon arrival fire crews discovered a… [ Keep reading ]

Seattle Fire and Seattle City Light partner to address network vault fires

SEATTLE – At an event and demonstration today with the Seattle Fire Department and Seattle City Light, Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan announced a first-in-the-nation partnership today between Seattle City Light and the Seattle Fire Department to more effectively fight fires in underground electrical vaults. “Seattle has always been at the… [ Keep reading ]

Blue Ridge Fatal House Fire

SEATTLE – On June 6, 2018, just after 4:30 p.m., the Fire Alarm Center received a call about a house fire in the Blue Ridge/North Beach neighborhood. Dispatchers relayed information to the responding crews about a possible person inside the home. When crews arrived on scene at the 2100 Block of NW 96th… [ Keep reading ]

Join Us: Station 5 Open House

SEATTLE – The Seattle Fire Department and the Seattle Fire Fighters Union, Local 27, invite the community to attend an Open House of newly remodeled Fire Station 5 located along the Seattle Waterfront.  The event will take place on Friday June 1st from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Community members will have the opportunity to tour… [ Keep reading ]

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 ]