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Fire safety tips for e-bikes and e-scooters

The popularity of electric bikes and electric scooters (e-bikes and e-scooters) have grown a lot lately. Most use lithium-ion batteries to work. But if these batteries get damaged or used the wrong way, they can catch fire or even explode. Whether you use e-bikes or e-scooters for getting around or just for fun, it’s important to remember the following safety tips when charging or storing them. 

It’s time to spring into preventive home cleaning!

As we gear up for spring and tackle those home and yard projects, it’s essential to prioritize fire safety every step of the way. Please check out our helpful safety tips and recommendations to minimize the risk of fires and associated hazards: Home safety check Clear your home clutter in… [ Keep reading ]

Lunar New Year celebration and safety

Lunar New Year will be celebrated around the world on Saturday, February 10, 2024. Celebrations and events are planned across Seattle. But if your plans mean staying at home, keep these safety considerations in mind this Lunar New Year. Celebrations mean cooking and sharing food. Cooking-related fires remain the main… [ Keep reading ]

Don’t burn your Christmas tree and other fire safety tips to start the new year

The Seattle Fire Department would like to wish you all a very happy New Year. Here are some safety reminders to carry into 2024. Old Christmas Trees Don’t burn your Christmas tree. Burning trees at public locations such as parks and beaches is illegal. Instead, treat your old Christmas tree like… [ Keep reading ]

Holiday candle and incense safety

According to the National Fire Protection Association, there are on average 20 candle-related fires each day in the U.S. and approximately one-third (37%) of home candle fires start in bedrooms. As you continue to enjoy important fall and winter holidays, please pay special attention to the following to keep everyone safe. Enjoy… [ Keep reading ]

Fireplace and chimney safety tips

As the winter season approaches, many people are looking forward to enjoying a warm fireplace during the colder Seattle months. Home fires occur more often in winter than in any other season.  By following these simple tips, you can enjoy the warmth and comfort of a cozy fire while also keeping your family and home safe.

Lithium-ion battery fire safety

Since the start of 2023, the Seattle Fire Department has responded to 36 lithium-ion battery related fires. E-bikes and e-scooters made up over 40% of these fires. Lithium-ion rechargeable batteries are commonly used in home electronics such as phones, laptop computers, tablets, e-scooters and other devices that require plug in… [ Keep reading ]

Cooking safety starts with you!

October 8-14, 2023 is National Fire Prevention Week https://www.nfpa.org/fpw and week two of Seattle Fire Department’s Fire Prevention Month! This week’s focus is cooking safety and how to prevent fires and keep your entire household safe in the kitchen. Home fires are a serious risk that can occur without warning… [ Keep reading ]

Lithium-ion battery fire safety

Over the past year, the Seattle Fire Department has responded to 57 lithium-ion battery related fires. Lithium-ion rechargeable batteries are commonly used in home electronics such as phones, laptop computers, tablets, e-scooters and other devices that require plug in charging. These batteries are small and powerful but when used incorrectly, they can… [ Keep reading ]

Fire Day with MOHAI on June 17

SEATTLE – Mark the 134th anniversary of the Great Seattle Fire with MOHAI and the Seattle Fire Department at this free, family friendly event. Your young firefighters in training will love tours of a ladder truck and fire engine, family fire safety activities with local firefighters, hands-on-history games and crafts,… [ Keep reading ]