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Firefighters rescue resident from apartment fire in the Central District neighborhood

SEATTLE — Friday afternoon, our Fire Alarm Center received multiple 9-1-1 calls reporting flames coming from a first-floor unit of an apartment building on the 100 block of 14th Ave. Engine 25, Engine 6 and Ladder 3 were the first units on scene and confirmed the callers’ reports. Crews from… [ Keep reading ]

Smoke alarm check

Now is a good time to check your smoke and carbon monoxide alarms to make sure that they are working properly. Also, make sure to vacuum around your smoke alarms. Keep smoke alarms free of cob webs and small insects which can set off an smoke alarm. Yes, it can… [ Keep reading ]

National Pet Fire Safety Day

July 15th is National Pet Fire Safety Day. Don’t forget to include your furry family members into your emergency plan should a fire occur. According to American Humane, more than half a million pets are impacted by house fires every year. Sometimes, the house fires are started by the pets themselves. Take a few minutes to prepare your home to prevent fires and to ensure your pets can get out safely if fire happens.

Preventing fires caused by fireworks

Every year, the personal use of fireworks cause fires and injure people in the Seattle area. Last year, the Seattle Fire Department responded to 16 fireworks-related fires including two structure fires. One significant fire happened on July 4, 2020 in West Seattle where fireworks ignited dry brush in front of… [ Keep reading ]

Fire Day 2021 – Coming to You Live from the Seattle Fire Boat!

Annual Partnership Event with MOHAI Stays Virtual for Second Year Join us on Saturday, June 5, 2021, when, for the first time ever, we’ll be livestreaming from onboard the Seattle fire boat, Leschi! Tune into the SFD Facebook page from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. as we highlight the many… [ Keep reading ]

Outdoor grilling safety tips

There’s nothing quite like the taste of grilled food and with this warm and sunny weather, more people will be uncovering and dusting off their outdoor grills. But before lighting up the grill, take a few minutes to review some safety tips. Setting up: Barbecue grills are designed for outdoor… [ Keep reading ]

Celebrate the Lunar New Year safely

COVID-19 safety guidelines have prohibited large gatherings, but many families will be celebrating at home for this Lunar New Year (Feb. 12). Celebrations mean cooking and sharing food. Cooking related fires remain the main cause of fires during holidays and celebrations. When cooking: Most fires start from cooking left unattended…. [ Keep reading ]

Thanksgiving is a little different this year but safety remains on the table

While Thanksgiving gatherings will be smaller this year, being safe in the kitchen will be just as important. Thanksgiving is the leading day for home cooking-related fires in the U.S. How to be safe in the kitchen Check on food regularly while cooking – unattended cooking is the number one… [ Keep reading ]

Fire Prevention Month: The Home Protection System You Can’t Afford to Be Without

Pop quiz: You’re home sleeping in bed at night. Suddenly, the smoke alarm sounds, abruptly waking you from a sound sleep. What do you do? a. Put the pillow over your head to drown out the noise.b. Roll over and go back to sleep.c. Curse and mutter about yet another… [ Keep reading ]

Fire Prevention Month: Cooking Safety

October is Fire Prevention Month and the Seattle Fire Department is publishing weekly tips on their Fireline Blog and social media to inform and promote fire safety. Fall signals the beginning of cold, rainy weather and shorter days which prompts Seattle residents to close their windows, wear warmer clothes and… [ Keep reading ]