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National Pet Fire Safety Day – July 15, 2022

July 15, 2022 is National Pet Fire Safety Day! One of the hallmarks of responsible pet ownership is keeping them safe and planning for unexpected emergencies, including fires in your home. Make sure you have a plan for your pets in case of a fire and always have working smoking… [ Keep reading ]

Know the signs of a stroke

As May draws to a close, we want to remind you of how to identify the signs of a stroke. According to the CDC, 800,000 Americans have a stroke and nearly 150,000 will die from it each year. Anyone, including children, can have a stroke at any time. Think FAST:… [ Keep reading ]

Celebrating Lunar New Year and Tết Safely

During times of celebration, there are common fire safety issues that all communities experience. Keep these safety considerations in mind this Chinese New Year and Vietnamese New Year (February 1). Celebrations mean cooking and sharing food. Cooking-related fires remain the main cause of fires during holidays and celebrations. When cooking:… [ Keep reading ]

Winter holiday safety

The Seattle Fire Department would like to remind residents to be mindful of fire safety during this holiday season. Holiday-related home fires primarily involve cooking, heating and electrical sources. Busy kitchens can lead to unattended stoves. Cold winter weather results in high use of space and wall heaters. Festive lights… [ Keep reading ]

Native American Heritage Month – Working on Dxʷdəwʔabš (Duwamish) land

November is Native American Heritage Month, which according to the National Congress of American Indians, “is a time to celebrate rich and diverse cultures, traditions, and histories and to acknowledge the important contributions of Native people.” The Seattle Fire Department would like to acknowledge the many contributions of the Native members… [ Keep reading ]

Seattle Fire Supports Annual Toys for Tots at Three Drop-Off Locations

The Seattle Fire Department is collecting toys as part of the Marine Corps’ annual Toys for Tots drive. We have been part of this community giving event for more than 50 years and are pleased to be involved again this year. We know many Seattleites make it a holiday tradition… [ Keep reading ]

Thanksgiving safety – a few words about cooking, frying turkeys, and choking

The Seattle Fire Department reminds residents to be safe while cooking and gathering this holiday season. Thanksgiving is the leading day for home cooking-related fires in the U.S. Unattended cooking is by far the leading contributing factor in cooking fires and fire deaths. Other holiday-related home fires involve heating and… [ Keep reading ]

Holiday Fire Safety Tips: Candles and Incense

According to the National Fire Protection Association, from 2014 to 2018, US fire departments responded to an average of 7,600 home fires started by candles per year. These fires cause an annual average of 81 civilian deaths and 677 civilian injuries, as well as $278 million in property damage. During this period, candles… [ Keep reading ]

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 ]

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 ]