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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 ]

Electrical fire safety: keep an eye on extension cords and wall outlets

Did you know that over half of all home electrical fires involve lighting equipment or home electrical wiring? Overloaded outlets and the misuse of extension cords are common electrical issues that can cause a home fire. Fortunately, there are some basic steps to take to prevent such fires. Safety tips:… [ Keep reading ]

Fire Prevention Month: Calling 9-1-1 for Emergencies

October is Fire Prevention Month in Seattle and this week the Seattle Fire Department is highlighting calling 9-1-1 for emergencies. 9-1-1 is a critical part of our emergency response system. When someone calls 9-1-1 for a medical or fire emergency in Seattle, the call is dispatched to the Fire Alarm… [ 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 ]

Kids can have a burning curiosity: Seattle’s Fire Stoppers program can help

To say 2020 has been a year like no other is an understatement. The pandemic still persists, local businesses are struggling, and so much of our lives remain disrupted. With the onset of a new school year and most families still largely at home, parents have more to juggle than… [ Keep reading ]

Falling is not a normal part of aging – Fall Prevention Week Sept. 21-25, 2020

September 21-25, 2020 is National Fall Prevention Week. Falling is NOT a normal part of aging. Join the Seattle Fire Department in getting this important fall prevention information out to our communities. Did you know? Each year, 28% of Washington residents over age 65 experience a fall In Washington State,… [ Keep reading ]

Urban brush fire prevention

Brush, bark and dry grass fires keep firefighters busy during the summer months. Unfortunately, the Seattle Fire Department has responded to over 12 brush and bark-related fires within the past two days. In more rural parts of King County, the high number of brush fires has led the King County… [ Keep reading ]

Virtual Fire Day is back on for Saturday, Sept 26!

In response to COVID-19, the Museum of History and Industry (MOHAI) is temporarily closed, but our annual Fire Day event will now be available ONLINE! In addition, for the first time we will be live streaming events in Spanish! Tune into our Facebook Page at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Sept…. [ Keep reading ]

September is National Preparedness Month

This year’s theme: Disasters Don’t Wait. Make Your Plan Today. After the tragedies of September 11, 2001, the Department of Homeland Security designated September as National Preparedness Month. The month serves as a reminder to think about what to do before disasters strike. While so much of 2020 has been… [ Keep reading ]

How to safely store oily rags

Oils commonly used in oil-based paints, stains and varnishes release heat as they dry. A pile of oily rags can be dangerous because as they dry, the heat is trapped and builds up to potentially cause a fire. Here are a few safety tips for storing wet, oily rags: Never… [ Keep reading ]