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Dry brush fires in Seattle

The long stretch of warm, dry summer days is keeping firefighters busy with dry-weather related fires. Since July 1, the Seattle Fire Department has responded to 65 brush and bark-related fires. Due the the dry conditions, the King County Fire Marshal issued a fire safety burn ban on June 24,… [ Keep reading ]

Urban brush fire prevention

Brush, bark and dry grass fires keep firefighters busy during the summer months. Unfortunately, the Seattle Fire Department has responded to over 12 brush and bark-related fires within the past two days. In more rural parts of King County, the high number of brush fires has led the King County… [ Keep reading ]

How to safely store oily rags

Oils commonly used in oil-based paints, stains and varnishes release heat as they dry. A pile of oily rags can be dangerous because as they dry, the heat is trapped and builds up to potentially cause a fire. Here are a few safety tips for storing wet, oily rags: Never… [ Keep reading ]

Boating Safety Tips

Sunday, August 9: Sadly, we had two water responses that evening that did not have a good outcome. Just after 5:30 p.m., we received reports of an adult male who was swimming and went under near the 5000 block of Lake Washington Blvd. S. Divers, rescue swimmers and response boats… [ Keep reading ]

Summer meltdown – don’t leave kids or pets in the car

Annual Mishap Causes Anguish for Families This year, as we live through the stress and momentous change of an historic global pandemic, summer’s warm, sunny days gives us a chance to physically and emotionally lighten up. It’s the perfect time to spend time in the sunshine – albeit with sunscreen,… [ Keep reading ]

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 ]

It’s Paddle Safe Week – Stay Safe and Well on the Water

Safe Choices Start with You! As the great summer weather continues, now is an excellent time to get out on the water. This year, as an added bonus, whether you’re kayaking, canoeing or paddle boarding on a lake or in Puget Sound, it’s not only enjoyable – it’s a socially distant thing to do! Gov. Jay Inslee signed a proclamation declaring July 19-25, 2020, “Paddle… [ 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 ]

Before turning on the grill this weekend, make sure to review some grilling safety tips

With summer-like weather coming this weekend, more people will be starting up their grills for the first time this year.  As with all cooking, it is important to stay alert and near the stove or grill to prevent a fire from starting and getting out of control. The leading issues… [ Keep reading ]

Summer Water Safety and Drowning Prevention

Every summer, the Seattle Fire Department responds to preventable drownings. According to Public Health – Seattle & King County, 16 people died in preventable drownings in 2018. Many more near drownings go unreported. If you plan to be in or near water this summer, follow these recommendations: Know the risks… [ Keep reading ]