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October is Sudden Cardiac Arrest Awareness Month

On the final day of Sudden Cardiac Arrest Awareness Month, the Seattle Fire Department would like to remind residents to learn about Sudden Cardiac Arrest (SCA) and how to prepare for it. SCA is a life-threatening emergency that happens when the heart suddenly stops beating. It can affect people of… [ Keep reading ]

Fire Safety Fair at Station 37

Join us on Saturday, April 1 from 12 – 2 p.m. at Fire Station 37 for our Fire Safety Fair. This family-friendly event is free and open for all ages! When: Saturday, April 1, 2023 ~ 12-2 p.m. Where: Fire Station 37 (7700 35th Ave SW, Seattle, WA 98126) For… [ Keep reading ]

Statement on the passing of Dr. Leonard Cobb

Today, the Seattle Fire Department and Harborview Medical Center issued the following statement on behalf of the Cobb family: We are sad to announce the passing of Dr. Leonard Cobb, a luminary in the field of prehospital care for patients with cardiac disease. His achievements are many, but perhaps the… [ Keep reading ]

February is heart month: learn CPR and download PulsePoint 

Cardiac arrest occurs when a person’s heart stops working suddenly, often without warning, resulting in blood no longer circulating and depriving the body of oxygen. The person collapses, loses consciousness, and their breathing becomes agonal (gasping) or stops completely. The sudden nature of cardiac arrest always leads to death unless… Filed Under: Fire Line, Fire Safety and EducationTagged With:

What to do if you witness someone choking on food

How to respond to someone choking If someone appears to have food lodged in their throat and is coughing, encourage them to continue coughing. Do not try to help by slapping their back. If they are coughing, that means that air is getting through. However, if the person shows signs of… [ Keep reading ]

Hands-Only CPR Deep Dive with Medic 2 Instructor, Johnny Bell

Today is the 51st anniversary of the Seattle Fire Department’s Medic 2 bystander CPR program. It’s also Sudden Cardiac Arrest Awareness Month. To commemorate, we asked Medic 2 CPR instructor, Johnny Bell, to provide a detailed overview on Hands-Only CPR, Pulse Point and more. Click here for more info on… [ Keep reading ]

Fire Safety Fair in South Seattle

The Seattle Fire Department will host a free family-friendly fire safety fair for our South Seattle neighbors, from Noon-2:00p.m. Sunday, August 28. Please join us at Fire Station 28 (5968 Rainier Ave. S.) for fun educational activities and learn important fire and life safety skills. All ages are welcome! A… [ Keep reading ]

Join the 10K+ Ready to Save Lives with PulsePoint

Download the PulsePoint app today – you or your loved ones lives may depend on it someday. If you or a loved one suffer sudden cardiac arrest, early CPR can be key to survival and recovery. Fire Chief Harold Scoggins explains how here: In 2016, Seattle Fire Department was the… [ Keep reading ]

February is heart month: knowing hands-only CPR can save a life

Are you prepared to help in a medical emergency if someone goes into cardiac arrest? A cardiac patient’s chance of becoming a long-term survivor are more than doubled if a bystander on the scene administers prompt CPR. Administering hands-only CPR (without breaths) is a simple technique that only takes a… [ Keep reading ]

Know the warning signs of a heart attack

1.5 million Americans will suffer a heart attack or stroke every year, according to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Learn the signs of a heart attack because early detection and fast action can save lives. While some heart attacks are sudden and intense, most start slowly with… [ Keep reading ]