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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 ]

Check smoke and carbon monoxide alarms this end of daylight saving time – November 6, 2022

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 6 at 2 a.m.) This is a good reminder to check that your smoke and carbon monoxide (CO) alarms are working by… [ 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 ]

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 ]