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How to recognize the signs of an expired carbon monoxide (CO) alarm

Carbon monoxide (CO) is an odorless, colorless, and poisonous gas. CO is found in fumes produced any time you burn fuel in cars or trucks, small engines, stoves, lanterns, grills, fireplaces, gas ranges, or furnaces. CO can build up indoors and poison people and animals who breathe it. Exposure to… [ Keep reading ]

Prevent carbon monoxide poisoning during power outages

The National Weather Service is warning King County residents about the possibility of high winds this week. High winds can lead to downed power lines and power outages which increases the possibility of carbon monoxide (CO) poisoning. Carbon monoxide is produced any time fossil fuels are burned. During a power… [ Keep reading ]

Don’t burn your Christmas tree and other fire safety tips to start the new year

The Seattle Fire Department would like to wish you all a very happy New Year. Here are some safety reminders to carry into 2024. Old Christmas Trees Don’t burn your Christmas tree. Burning trees at public locations such as parks and beaches is illegal. Instead, treat your old Christmas tree like… [ Keep reading ]

Holiday candle and incense safety

According to the National Fire Protection Association, there are on average 20 candle-related fires each day in the U.S. and approximately one-third (37%) of home candle fires start in bedrooms. As you continue to enjoy important fall and winter holidays, please pay special attention to the following to keep everyone safe. Enjoy… [ Keep reading ]

Fireplace and chimney safety tips

As the winter season approaches, many people are looking forward to enjoying a warm fireplace during the colder Seattle months. Home fires occur more often in winter than in any other season.  By following these simple tips, you can enjoy the warmth and comfort of a cozy fire while also keeping your family and home safe.

Check smoke and carbon monoxide alarms this end of daylight saving time – November 5, 2023

It’s that time of year when we change the time on our microwave ovens and other clocks. Daylight Saving Time comes to an end this weekend (Sunday, November 5 at 2 a.m.) This is a good reminder to check that your smoke and carbon monoxide (CO) alarms are working by… [ Keep reading ]

October is Sudden Cardiac Arrest Awareness Month

On the final day of Sudden Cardiac Arrest Awareness Month, the Seattle Fire Department would like to remind residents to learn about Sudden Cardiac Arrest (SCA) and how to prepare for it. SCA is a life-threatening emergency that happens when the heart suddenly stops beating. It can affect people of… [ Keep reading ]

Lithium-ion battery fire safety

Since the start of 2023, the Seattle Fire Department has responded to 36 lithium-ion battery related fires. E-bikes and e-scooters made up over 40% of these fires. Lithium-ion rechargeable batteries are commonly used in home electronics such as phones, laptop computers, tablets, e-scooters and other devices that require plug in… [ Keep reading ]

Fire prevention month topic : smoke alarm basics

Get some piece of mind and check your smoke alarms today. Smoke alarms provide critical notice when they detect smoke from a fire. The alert from a smoke alarm is meant to give you precious time to respond safely to a fire. It’s important to make sure that your smoke… [ Keep reading ]

Preventing fires in dry conditions

During the month of July 2023, the Seattle Fire Department responded to 298 brush and bark fires. This greatly exceeded the 113 brush and bark fire responses in July 2022. Warm and dry weather is forecasted through the month of August, increasing the risk for more brush fires. Fortunately, there are… [ Keep reading ]