Seattle Fire Department Harold Scoggins, Fire Chief
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Preschool Firefighter Story Times
The Seattle Fire Department is partnering with the Seattle Public Libraries for a reading program aimed at increasing literacy, and raising awareness of home fire safety. The Firefighter Story Times are part of a summer push to educate young people and their families on fire safety tips. Preschool children are especially vulnerable to fire and burn injuries. During the months of July and August, Seattle Firefighters are reading to preschoolers at 8 different libraries throughout the city.
Public Records Requests
The City of Seattle is now processing public disclosure requests through a web portal called the City of Seattle Public Records Request Center (PRRC). The PRRC is designed to assist you in organizing and tracking the progress of your request(s) and downloading records. With the transition to the PRRC, the City will be charging minimal fees for copying and transmitting electronic and non-electronic records in accordance with state law.
To request a record, we now ask that you submit the request via the PRRC.
2015 Annual Report
The numbers and information in this report are for 2015. The Fire Department continually tracks these statistics and looks for ways to improve skills, training, services and response capabilities. In 2015, the Seattle Fire Department responded to 94,852 calls, an increase of 3.4 percent over 2014.
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.
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.