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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 ]

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 ]

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 ]

Being safe from carbon monoxide at home

Carbon monoxide is a gas that can cause severe illness or death. What makes it so difficult to detect is that it is odorless and colorless. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, at least 430 people die from accidental carbon monoxide poisoning in the United States every… Filed Under: Fire Line, Fire Safety and EducationTagged With: ,

Working smoke alarms save lives – replace old alarms to stay safe in 2023

Smoke alarms can reduce the risk of being injured by a home fire by alerting you that smoke is present and providing critical time to respond safely. Most fire deaths are caused by smoke inhalation, not burns. According to a 2020 study by the National Fire Protection Association, working smoke… [ Keep reading ]

Keep your smoke alarms working for some peace of mind this holiday season

Make sure your smoke alarms will work if needed this holiday season. Smoke alarms can reduce the risk of being injured by a home fire by alerting you that smoke is present and providing critical time to respond safely. Most fire deaths are caused by smoke inhalation, not burns. According… [ Keep reading ]

Prevent carbon monoxide poisoning

Carbon monoxide (CO) is produced any time fossil fuels are burned. During a power outage, the use of gas generators or outdoor grills in carports or too close to the home can trap CO in the home and cause CO poisoning. Other possible sources of CO include small gasoline engines,… [ Keep reading ]

Why did my smoke alarm sound but there was no smoke?

Lately, we have been getting calls from concerned residents who are experiencing smoke alarms going off from something other than the usual known causes of smoke or steam. If this happens, there is a good chance that something else has triggered the smoke alarm such as a cob web or… [ Keep reading ]

Spring Cleaning Tips

As we ease into warmer weather and longer days, the Seattle Fire Department would like to remind you to keep safety in mind when starting your 2022 spring cleaning and other home projects. The following are some tips to help keep you and your family safe! Declutter Before Deep Cleaning… [ Keep reading ]