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April 2022 Promotional Ceremony

SEATTLE – Fire Chief Harold Scoggins held a promotional ceremony on April 7 at Fire Station 10 to promote 40 members to new ranks in the department and welcome new employees. Congratulations to all as they step into their new leadership role. Professional staff new hires: Veronica Qualls, Accounting Tech… [ Keep reading ]

Free combo smoke/carbon monoxide alarms for qualifying Seattle residents

Since first becoming introduced and recognized as an important life saving device in the 1970’s, smoke alarms are now found in most homes and have saved countless lives. Yet a 2021 study from the National Fire Protection Association found that almost three out of five home fire deaths were caused… [ Keep reading ]

Celebrating Women’s History Month

March is Women’s History Month, a national recognition of the vital roles women have played throughout history. Women’s History Month is a time to reflect on the courageousness of women in past generations and to celebrate how their efforts and bravery afforded women the opportunities and freedoms they have today. … [ Keep reading ]

Spring Cleaning Tips

As we ease into warmer weather and longer days, the Seattle Fire Department would like to remind you to keep safety in mind when starting your 2022 spring cleaning and other home projects. The following are some tips to help keep you and your family safe! Declutter Before Deep Cleaning… [ Keep reading ]

Be safe with candles and incense

The Seattle Fire Department responded to a home fire earlier this month that was later determined to be caused by a candle. This fire provides another reminder about the potential damage from a single candle flame or from burning incense. According to the National Fire Protection Association, there are on… [ Keep reading ]

Responding safely to a fire in an apartment building

The Seattle Fire Department responded to two apartment building fires recently – one three-story building and one high-rise building. In both fires, residents fled their apartments or sheltered in place for safety. Do you know what to do when the fire alarm in your apartment building sounds? For people who… [ Keep reading ]

Daylight saving time reminder – test smoke and carbon monoxide alarms

The Seattle Fire Department would like to remind everyone to check and change out smoke and carbon monoxide (CO) batteries for the start of daylight saving time this weekend (2 a.m. Sunday, March 13). We recommend replacing batteries yearly or as needed. Changing smoke and CO alarm batteries at least… [ Keep reading ]

Apartment building fire in the Belltown neighborhood

UPDATED on Mar. 10 at 12 p.m.: Our investigators determined the fire was intentionally set (incendiary). The Seattle Police Department’s Arson Bomb Squad was notified of the fire and will investigate. The Arson Alarm Foundation is offering an award from its annual $10,000 award fund to anyone with information that… [ Keep reading ]

Seattle Fire is hiring firefighter/EMTs, accepting applications through April 19

SEATTLE – The Seattle Fire Department (SFD) is accepting applications for entry-level Firefighter/EMT (Emergency Medical Technician) through April 19, 2022 (apply online at seattlefirejobs.com). The department is looking to expand our diverse team of hardworking, committed individuals who have a passion for public service. SFD is a world-class organization with… [ Keep reading ]

Apartment building fire in the Fremont/Wallingford neighborhood

SEATTLE — On Feb. 25 around 4:30 a.m., our Fire Alarm Center dispatchers received multiple 911 calls reporting heavy smoke coming from a 2-story apartment building on the 3600 block of Woodland Park Ave. N. Engines 9, 17 and Ladder 9 were the first units on scene, and reported visible… [ Keep reading ]