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Overloaded extension cords and outlets caused two fires this week

The Seattle Fire Department responded to two home fires this week that involved overloaded power sources and caused significant property damage. Overloaded outlets and the misuse of extension cords are common electrical issues that can cause a home fire. Extension cords are designed to provide a temporary power source and… [ Keep reading ]

Burn Awareness Week: Electrical Safety

February 7-13, 2021 is National Burn Awareness Week and is sponsored by the American Burn Association. The theme for this year is electrical burns. Here are a few safety tips to prevent injuries at home. More tips from the American Burn Association on electrical safety. More Information: Electrical Safety from… [ Keep reading ]

Holiday Decorations: Stay Light and Bright on Holiday Nights

This year, as we all look for ways to brighten up the long, dark nights and bring joy to the holiday season, newer technologies make the task safer as well as a little easier. Check out these tips so you can safely decorate your home and reduce the risk of… [ Keep reading ]

Electrical fire safety: keep an eye on extension cords and wall outlets

Did you know that over half of all home electrical fires involve lighting equipment or home electrical wiring? Overloaded outlets and the misuse of extension cords are common electrical issues that can cause a home fire. Fortunately, there are some basic steps to take to prevent such fires. Safety tips:… [ Keep reading ]

Fire caused by overheated extension cords

On Sunday, Feb. 2, at 11 a.m., crews responded to a well involved fire on the 2800 block of S Othello St. Engine Companies 28 and 33 were the first on-scene and confirmed heavy smoke coming from the two-story home. They quickly got water on the fire while sustaining a… [ Keep reading ]

Lithium battery safety

Lithium batteries power many of our electronics including smartphones, tablets, laptops, toys and even cars. These batteries store a large amount of energy in a densely compact space. In rare circumstances, they can be defective and become a fire hazard. Here are a few safety tips: Storage Store batteries away… [ Keep reading ]

Fire at UW Medical Center

Oct. 2 at 3:19 p.m. – Our Fire Alarm Center received multiple calls reporting heavy smoke originating from the lobby floor of UW Medical Center’s Cascade Tower. Engine 31 was the first company to arrive on scene and determined the fire was confined to a medical supply room. When the… [ Keep reading ]