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NEW! Multi-lingual and ASL cooking fire safety video

Every year, the Seattle Fire Department responds to hundreds of cooking-related fires. With more people cooking at home because of the pandemic, the concern for cooking fires is elevated. Cooking fires remain the main cause of home fires in the U.S. To help try to reduce cooking-related fires, the Seattle… [ Keep reading ]

What to do when the power goes out.

In the Pacific Northwest, winter storms are unpredictable and can lead to power outages. Staying warm and cooking food during a power outage shouldn’t put you at risk. Burning gas, wood or charcoal inside your home will increase your risk of carbon monoxide poisoning. It is an invisible, odorless gas… [ Keep reading ]

What’s on Your Holiday Safety Wish List?

#1 – Distribution of effective COVID-19 vaccine for all#2 – Increased health and safety in 2021#3 – Safe return and resumption of our educational and economic systems Not your typical stocking stuffers, that’s for sure. There is still much to determine when it comes to this wish list, but one… [ Keep reading ]

Being safe with outdoor heaters and fire pits

As the pandemic continues into winter, more people are finding ways to socialize safely outside and seeking ways to stay warm while doing so. Outdoor fire pits, outdoor gas and electric portable heaters are being used in greater numbers. In addition to taking Covid-19 precautions, consider the potential risks associated… [ Keep reading ]

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 ]