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Learn hands-only CPR for Heart Month

You could save a life – take a few minutes to learn Hands-only CPR Are you prepared to help in a medical emergency if someone goes into cardiac arrest? A cardiac patient’s chance of becoming a long-term survivor are more than doubled if a bystander on the scene administers prompt… [ Keep reading ]

Honoring Dr. King’s Legacy

“The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy.” — Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Don’t forget to water your Christmas tree

Thursday, Dec. 18, KCFCA partnered with Puget Sound Skills Center, King County Fire District 20 and Puget Sound Regional Fire Authority to conduct a fire safety demonstration to illustrate how quickly a dry Christmas tree can catch fire. Every year, Christmas trees and holiday decorations are responsible for nearly 1,000… [ Keep reading ]

When the power goes out

Winter storms can lead to power outages that are made worse by colder temperatures as people resort to unconventional methods of heating their homes. Burning gas, wood or charcoal inside your home will increase your risk of carbon monoxide poisoning. It is an invisible, odorless gas that can cause severe… [ Keep reading ]

All is calm, all is bright

We at Seattle Fire want to help keep your holiday calm and bright by following a few important electrical safety tips. Did you know overloading your electrical outlets or damaged lighting equipment contributes to almost half of all home Christmas tree fires? Start with checking last year’s string of lights… [ Keep reading ]

Cook safely, and have a happy Thanksgiving!

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. Other holiday-related home fires involve heating and electrical sources. Before starting your holiday cooking, be sure to test your smoke alarms by pushing the “test”… [ Keep reading ]