Valentine’s Day is Thursday, and many people may attempt to express their love with a home-cooked meal. In Seattle and across the nation, cooking is one of the leading causes of residential fires. But don’t despair: you don’t have to give up on your [...]
SEATTLE – Seattle Fire Department boat pilots will practice how to respond to vessel and maritime facility emergencies using the Seattle Maritime Academy’s vessel bridge simulator. The simulator mimics a fully functional bridge facility, [...]
SEATTLE – Firefighters responded to the 600 Block of 23rd Ave. E. just after 1 a.m. on Feb. 6, 2019 for a report of a house fire. When Engine 25 and Ladder 10 from the Capitol Hill Fire Station first arrived on scene, they saw a two story house [...]

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.