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Preventing heat-related illness

The weather is finally heating up in our region and we will most likely experience some hotter days in the days and weeks to come. 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… [ Keep reading ]

Fire safety during dry, sunny days

Every summer beginning in July, the number of fires related to warmer weather increases. In the past week, we responded to over 30 dry weather-related fires involving bark, dry grass and shrubs. Carelessly discarded smoking materials and lit fireworks can cause significant damage an put residents and responding firefighters at risk…. [ Keep reading ]

This 4th of July, “Don’t Blow It” – Celebrate with family, not fireworks!

Every year at this time, Seattle and King County medics can be heard rushing to the scene of fireworks-related injuries. It happened again, just last Friday night. A patient was Airlifted to Harborview and now faces a long recovery at the Harborview Burn Center. Like firefighters and medics, burn doctors… [ Keep reading ]

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 ]