Posts tagged with Smoke and Carbon Monoxide Archives - Fire Line

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 ]

Replace your carbon monoxide alarm if it was installed in or before 2015

Every year, the Seattle Fire Department receives 9-1-1 calls from concerned residents because of chirping carbon monoxide (CO) alarms. While it’s important to call 9-1-1 if your CO alarm is sounding continuously without stopping, a CO alarm that chirps every 30 seconds is not an emergency. Most likely, it’s an… [ Keep reading ]

High winds and power outages

Prepare for potential power outages with the high winds we are experiencing in the Seattle area. Keep in mind that if the power goes out, burning gas, wood or charcoal inside your home will increase your risk of carbon monoxide poisoning. It is an invisible, odorless gas that can cause… [ Keep reading ]

Fire Prevention Month Tip: Know how to respond to a sounding smoke alarm

October is Fire Prevention Month in Seattle and this year the Seattle Fire Department will be highlighting a new fire safety topic weekly. This week we are highlighting the importance of having working smoke alarms and knowing how to safely respond to a sounding alarm. Did you know? Between 2014… [ Keep reading ]

Smoke alarm check

Now is a good time to check your smoke and carbon monoxide alarms to make sure that they are working properly. Also, make sure to vacuum around your smoke alarms. Keep smoke alarms free of cob webs and small insects which can set off an smoke alarm. Yes, it can… [ Keep reading ]

Recall on Kidde smoke/CO alarms

Seattle Fire is urging people to check the smoke and carbon monoxide alarms in their homes after a major manufacturer of the products announced a recall today. Kidde is recalling about 226,000 of its smoke, carbon monoxide and combination alarms. The recall covers seven models manufactured between May 2019 and… [ Keep reading ]

Replace your carbon monoxide alarm every 7 years or sooner if it gives an “end-of-life” signal

Last year, the Seattle Fire Department received many 9-1-1 calls from concerned residents because of chirping carbon monoxide (CO) alarms. While it’s important to call 9-1-1 if your CO alarm is sounding continuously without stopping, a CO alarm that chirps every 30 seconds is not an emergency. Most likely, it’s… [ 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 ]

Fire Prevention Month: The Home Protection System You Can’t Afford to Be Without

Pop quiz: You’re home sleeping in bed at night. Suddenly, the smoke alarm sounds, abruptly waking you from a sound sleep. What do you do? a. Put the pillow over your head to drown out the noise.b. Roll over and go back to sleep.c. Curse and mutter about yet another… [ Keep reading ]

Replace your carbon monoxide (CO) alarms before they expire

The Seattle Fire Department recently responded to three residences where a person called 9-1-1 after their CO alarm beeped intermittently. Upon further investigation it was discovered that there was no emergency but that the CO alarms in question were sounding every 30 seconds to indicate expiration. CO alarm life span… [ Keep reading ]