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Winter Weather – Personal Preparedness

According to the Seattle Office of Emergency Management, snow and ice are identified as Seattle’s second top hazards. We know winter weather in Western Washington can be unpredictable. In December 2021, 4”-9” inches of snow fell in the Seattle Metro area followed by several consecutive days of low temps. This… [ Keep reading ]

Protecting yourself from wildfire smoke

Unhealthy air quality due to smoke from wildfires in British Columbia, California, Oregon, and Washington has become a reoccurring issue and concern in the Puget Sound region. Prepare now to reduce the risk of wildfire smoke. You can take steps now to prepare: Talk to your healthcare provider about your… [ Keep reading ]

Visit us and other agencies at the Virtual Health & Wellness Festival April 1-30, 2021

The Seattle Fire Department is excited to be an exhibitor at the Health and Wellness Festival in honor of Minority Health Awareness Month. The purpose is to raise awareness and address health disparities that continue to affect underserved populations. Visit the 2021 Virtual Health and Wellness Festival (April 1 –… [ Keep reading ]

When Life Happens … Poison Control Centers are Ready 24/7!

National Poison Prevention Week has begun. This year, the week of March 21-27 is dedicated to raising awareness about Poison Control Centers and the Poison Help Hotline at: 800-222-1222. Everyday poison centers answer questions and help in emergencies because life happens. Calls to the Poison Center range from a child… [ Keep reading ]

February is heart month: Learn about stroke awareness

February is Heart Month and this week we are highlighting stroke awareness. Did you know that stroke is a leading cause of death in the United States and is a major cause of serious disability for adults? According to the CDC, about 795,000 people in the United States have a stroke each… [ Keep reading ]

What’s on Your Holiday Safety Wish List?

#1 – Distribution of effective COVID-19 vaccine for all#2 – Increased health and safety in 2021#3 – Safe return and resumption of our educational and economic systems Not your typical stocking stuffers, that’s for sure. There is still much to determine when it comes to this wish list, but one… [ Keep reading ]

Tonight at 9 p.m., crews will flash their lights for We Remember Night

In recognition of Mental Health Awareness Month, we are participating in national We Remember Night in support of families of firefighters and EMS members who have taken their own lives. We want to help raise awareness about behavioral health issues affecting first responders, especially in midst of the COVID-19 pandemic… [ Keep reading ]