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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 ]

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 ]

National First Responders Day

U.S. Congress designated Oct. 28, as National First Responders Day to honor the firefighters, paramedics, police officers, EMTs and all those who are first on the scene in emergency situations. We thank all of our firefighters and paramedics along with the partnering agencies we work with to help people in… [ Keep reading ]

Don’t Get Spooked this Halloween – It Can Still Be Safe and Fun for All

As with so many things this year, celebrating a holiday like Halloween during a global pandemic can still be done. It just takes on a different look and feel to keep everyone safe. In addition to our Fire Safety tips above, consider these 2020 tips from the American Academy of… [ Keep reading ]

World Restart a Heart Day 2020

October 16 is World Restart a Heart Day. A day to build awareness about the importance of learning cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR). Even though the Seattle Fire Department is not offering in-person CPR classes during this stage of the Covid-19 pandemic, it is important to review the simple and effective steps… [ Keep reading ]

This 4th of July, “Don’t Blow It” – Celebrate with family, not fireworks!

Every year at this time, Seattle and King County medics can be heard rushing to the scene of fireworks-related injuries. It happened again, just last Friday night. A patient was Airlifted to Harborview and now faces a long recovery at the Harborview Burn Center. Like firefighters and medics, burn doctors… [ Keep reading ]

Refresh your skills for CPR/AED Awareness Week (June 1-7, 2020)

You could save a life – take a few minutes to learn hands-only CPR Even during this pandemic, with stay-at-home orders and physical distancing recommendations, it’s important to be prepared for sudden emergencies such as sudden cardiac arrest. Around 70% of out-of-hospital cardiac arrests happen at home so it’s important… [ Keep reading ]

Friends don’t let friends swim alone

Seattle Parks, including pools and beaches remain closed as our county remains in phase one of Governor Inslee’s Safe Start plan. However, first responders throughout King County are responding to more preventable drownings as summer approaches. If you plan to be in or near water, follow these recommendations: Know the… [ Keep reading ]

This Memorial Day – Stay Home, Stay Safe and Stay Whole!

The global pandemic has changed our lives in so many ways, including our ability to celebrate traditional holidays with family and friends. With summer around the corner and the Stay Home order still limiting community gatherings, no fireworks displays are planned along South Lake Union or Gasworks Park in 2020. While it’s tempting to make up the difference and try your own fireworks, it’s both illegal and dangerous. Summer… [ 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 ]