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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 ]

February is heart month: learn CPR and download PulsePoint

Knowing how to perform hands-only CPR (without breaths) can save a life. Even during the COVID-19 pandemic, you should know the risk of infection is low. According to the Seattle Fire Department Medical Director, Dr. Michael Sayre, “performing Hands-Only CPR is essential to help buy precious time for help to… [ Keep reading ]

World Restart a Heart Day 2020

October 16 is World Restart a Heart Day. A day to build awareness about the importance of learning cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR). Even though the Seattle Fire Department is not offering in-person CPR classes during this stage of the Covid-19 pandemic, it is important to review the simple and effective steps… [ Keep reading ]

Hands-only CPR during COVID-19

Knowing how to perform hands-only CPR can save a life. Even during the COVID-19 pandemic, you should know that the risk of contagion is low. According to the Seattle Fire Department Medical Director, Dr. Michael Sayre, “performing Hands-Only CPR is essential to help buy precious time for help to arrive…. [ Keep reading ]

Refresh your skills for CPR/AED Awareness Week (June 1-7, 2020)

You could save a life – take a few minutes to learn hands-only CPR Even during this pandemic, with stay-at-home orders and physical distancing recommendations, it’s important to be prepared for sudden emergencies such as sudden cardiac arrest. Around 70% of out-of-hospital cardiac arrests happen at home so it’s important… [ Keep reading ]