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Camp Blaze Accepting Applications

Do you know any young women between the ages of 16 to 19?  Inspire them to step into the world of a Firefighter and witness their success.

Camp Blaze is now accepting applications for this year’s camp which occurs July 25 – August 2, 2014.  The application deadline for potential campers as well as firefighter volunteers is May 1, 2014.   

Camp Blaze is a groundbreaking, nationally recognized camp that uses the challenging arena of firefighting to teach young women the value of team work, essential leadership skills and the power of self-confidence. This unique camp is free to the participants and is only offered every other year. This year it will be held in the Seattle area July 25-August 2. 

The week long adventure is achieved by teaming young women of various backgrounds with some of the most respected women firefighters in the country. Together the campers will develop priceless life skills as they conquer raging fires, crumpled cars and death-defying heights.  This unique experience is guaranteed to bring encouragement and laughter to all who are involved.   

In 2001, nine female firefighters from across the country, including two from Seattle, started Camp Blaze. These female firefighters had the desire to encourage and nurture confidence and strength in young women.  They wanted to share the life enhancing experience of being a firefighter with young women and decided a full-immersion experience would have the biggest impact.  Today their vision has grown to include 5 fire camps for young women across the country including one in Canada. 

Fire Prevention Fee and Service Changes Take Effect January 1, 2014

The Seattle Fire Marshal's Office has a limited number of fee and service changes going into effect on January 1, 2014. They include:

  • Increases in Plan Review and Certification fees.
  • Elimination of Confidence Test filing fees and revisions in Confidence Test reporting requirements.

More information on these changes is available here:

All other fire prevention fees and services will remain the same as in 2013. 

Relocation of Fire Station 36

Fire Station 36 has been temporarily located to a temporary facility while Station 36 undergoes a remodel as part of the Fire Facilities Levy Program.

Station 36 temporary location is: 2400 Harbor Avenue SW.  Construction is expected to last approximately 12 months.

Fire Department Strategic Plan

In 2012, Seattle Fire developed a Strategic Plan which serves as a guide and road map for identifying priorities in order to continue delivering excellent fire, rescue, prevention and emergency medical services into the future.  This five-year plan represents our commitment to good stewardship of the department resources funded by Seattle residents.

Please click on the links below to view the plan and a video message from Fire Chief Gregory Dean.

Fire Facilities Levy Program

In 2003, the citizens of Seattle approved funding for the Fire Facilities & Emergency Response Levy.  The main purpose of the Levy is to upgrade, renovate or replace 32 neighborhood fire stations.  For more information and the latest updates on the Levy program, visit the Fire Facilities & Emergency Response Levy Program website.

Firefighter Career Overview

Have you ever considered a career as a Seattle Firefighter? Firefighting is very challenging and firefighters are trained to perform multiple activities other than just fighting fires.  Firefighter duties can include building inspections, disaster response, emergency medical response, technical rescue, marine firefighting, hazardous materials mitigation and fire prevention.  To learn more about a career as a Seattle Firefighter, explore the links below:

Fire Fact Sheets And Bulletins

The Seattle Fire Department has fact sheets and bulletins available which provide a variety of fire safety and prevention information for home owners and businesses.

Arson Alarm Hotline

If you see any suspicious activity, call 9-1-1 immediately or if you have any information regarding an arson fire, call the Arson Alarm Hotline at 1-800-55-ARSON.


Last Modified:   April 03, 2014

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