Smoke alarms are recognized as the most important fire safety device you can have in your home. But did you know that adding one step to your bedtime routine could also help save lives? “Shut the door.” These three words are increasingly seen as an [...]
Saturday’s two-alarm fire at the Century Terrace Apartments in Queen Anne has been ruled accidental. Fire investigators from the Seattle Fire Department (SFD) today announced the fire was caused by combustible materials being placed too close [...]
SEATTLE – The number of kitchen fires the Seattle Fire Department has responded to this month is higher than usual. Since Oct. 1, the department has responded to at least six fires that have occurred in the kitchen areas of residential homes or [...]

Issues and Initiatives

Low Acuity team

Low Acuity Program

The Low Acuity Alarm Program was designed to address the growing amount of Low Acuity or Non-Emergent responses.

Response Numbers and Activities

The 2017 Annual Report includes department information and response numbers.

Wet System

Systems Testing & Reporting

A new process for documenting and tracking buildings’ fire and life safety systems was implemented in 2017.

Here to Serve

The mission of the Seattle Fire Department is to save lives and protect property through emergency medical service, fire and rescue response and fire prevention. We respond immediately when any member of our community needs help with professional, effective and compassionate service.

The Seattle Fire Department: a national leader in responding to and preventing emergencies with a commitment to excellence and teamwork.