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Winter Weather – Personal Preparedness

According to the Seattle Office of Emergency Management, snow and ice are identified as Seattle’s second top hazards. We know winter weather in Western Washington can be unpredictable. In December 2021, 4”-9” inches of snow fell in the Seattle Metro area followed by several consecutive days of low temps. This… [ Keep reading ]

Don’t Let Icy Decks (or Stairs or Walkways) Give You the Slip – Frosty Weather Can Still Cause Havoc

As winter weather makes it presence known, it doesn’t necessarily take a blizzard to make conditions in the Pacific Northwest hazardous. With so many of us working or going to school at home, it’s especially important to take precautions around the house. Freezing nighttime temperatures combined with moisture on decks,… [ Keep reading ]

What to do when the power goes out.

In the Pacific Northwest, winter storms are unpredictable and can lead to power outages. Staying warm and cooking food during a power outage shouldn’t put you at risk. Burning gas, wood or charcoal inside your home will increase your risk of carbon monoxide poisoning. It is an invisible, odorless gas… [ Keep reading ]

Plan ahead for winter weather

Stock up on supplies Seven days of: Non-perishable foods (canned foods and dried goods) Water (a gallon per person, per day) Prescriptions and medical supplies Warm clothes and blankets Batteries for flashlights Test your smoke/CO alarms Now is a good time to make sure your smoke and carbon monoxide (CO)… [ Keep reading ]

Don’t forget to water your Christmas tree

Thursday, Dec. 18, KCFCA partnered with Puget Sound Skills Center, King County Fire District 20 and Puget Sound Regional Fire Authority to conduct a fire safety demonstration to illustrate how quickly a dry Christmas tree can catch fire. Every year, Christmas trees and holiday decorations are responsible for nearly 1,000… [ Keep reading ]

When the power goes out

Winter storms can lead to power outages that are made worse by colder temperatures as people resort to unconventional methods of heating their homes. 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 severe… [ Keep reading ]

All is calm, all is bright

We at Seattle Fire want to help keep your holiday calm and bright by following a few important electrical safety tips. Did you know overloading your electrical outlets or damaged lighting equipment contributes to almost half of all home Christmas tree fires? Start with checking last year’s string of lights… [ Keep reading ]