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Water safety tips for summer

Every summer, the Seattle Fire Department responds to preventable drownings. According to Public Health – Seattle & King County, 54 people King County residents died in preventable drownings in 2020. Many more near drownings go unreported. Washington waters are often cold enough to cause muscles to not work. Even when… [ Keep reading ]

Extinguish and discard smoking materials safely

We have responded to a few fires recently that were caused by smoking materials left unattended or discarded improperly. With warm and dryer weather in the forecast, more such fires will likely occur. Steps to help reduce the chance of such fires include the following: Carelessly discarded cigarettes and other smoking… [ 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 ]

Being safe with outdoor fire pits

With warmer weather on its way, more people will be looking to buy and use outdoor fire pits. Before you start a fire outdoors, read through the outdoor fire regulations on the Seattle Fire Department’s website. Also check to see if an air quality burn ban is in effect by… [ Keep reading ]

What to do if you or a loved one are diagnosed with COVID-19

Most people who get sick with COVID-19 will have a mild illness and should recover at home. Care at home can help stop the spread of the coronavirus and protect people who are at risk of getting seriously ill. Here are a few tips on how to prevent the spread… [ Keep reading ]

Clothes dryer lint causes fire over the weekend

On Sunday, Feb. 9, after 11 p.m., crews responded to a working fire caused by overheated dryer lint that accumulated. Fortunately, no one was hurt, but the fire caused extensive damage in the home estimating $190,000. According to the U.S. Fire Administration, one-third of home dryer fires are caused by… [ Keep reading ]

Fire caused by overheated extension cords

On Sunday, Feb. 2, at 11 a.m., crews responded to a well involved fire on the 2800 block of S Othello St. Engine Companies 28 and 33 were the first on-scene and confirmed heavy smoke coming from the two-story home. They quickly got water on the fire while sustaining a… [ Keep reading ]

Plan ahead for winter weather

Stock up on supplies Seven days of: Non-perishable foods (canned foods and dried goods) Water (a gallon per person, per day) Prescriptions and medical supplies Warm clothes and blankets Batteries for flashlights Test your smoke/CO alarms Now is a good time to make sure your smoke and carbon monoxide (CO)… [ Keep reading ]

Lithium battery safety

Lithium batteries power many of our electronics including smartphones, tablets, laptops, toys and even cars. These batteries store a large amount of energy in a densely compact space. In rare circumstances, they can be defective and become a fire hazard. Here are a few safety tips: Storage Store batteries away… [ Keep reading ]

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 ]