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Fire Safety Fair in South Seattle

The Seattle Fire Department will host a free family-friendly fire safety fair for our South Seattle neighbors, from Noon-2:00p.m. Sunday, August 28. Please join us at Fire Station 28 (5968 Rainier Ave. S.) for fun educational activities and learn important fire and life safety skills. All ages are welcome! A… [ Keep reading ]

Why did my smoke alarm sound but there was no smoke?

Lately, we have been getting calls from concerned residents who are experiencing smoke alarms going off from something other than the usual known causes of smoke or steam. If this happens, there is a good chance that something else has triggered the smoke alarm such as a cob web or… [ Keep reading ]

Hot weather safety

Hot weather is expected in the Seattle area next week. Higher temperatures can lead to heat-related illnesses such as heat exhaustion and heat stroke. Fortunately, there are ways to prevent becoming ill from too much heat. Too much heat and sun can overwhelm anyone but those most at risk from… [ Keep reading ]

Preventing urban brush fires

In June, the Seattle Fire Department responded to 27 bark and brush-related fires. There were 74 bark and brush-related fire responses in June 2021. The cooler and wetter than usual summer weather has helped keep brush and bark fire responses lower. But as the temperatures begin to rise, we’ll most… [ Keep reading ]

Grilling safety tips for the start of summer

May is one of the top months for grill fires. Memorial Day marks the unofficial start of summer. This is the time of year when more outdoor grills are dusted off and put to use. Whether using a grill on an apartment rooftop or in your backyard, consider these fire… [ Keep reading ]

Firefighters rescue resident from apartment fire in the Central District neighborhood

SEATTLE — Friday afternoon, our Fire Alarm Center received multiple 9-1-1 calls reporting flames coming from a first-floor unit of an apartment building on the 100 block of 14th Ave. Engine 25, Engine 6 and Ladder 3 were the first units on scene and confirmed the callers’ reports. Crews from… [ 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 ]

High winds and power outages

Prepare for potential power outages with the high winds we are experiencing in the Seattle area. Keep in mind that if the power goes out, 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… [ Keep reading ]

Fire Prevention Month Tip: Cooking Safety

Let’s Talk Cooking! This week we are highlighting the leading cause of home fires: UNATTENDED COOKING. Most home fires start in the kitchen when a person starts cooking and forgets about the food on the stove. It is easy to get distracted by a person, another task, a phone call… [ Keep reading ]