SEATTLE – The Fire Alarm Center received a 911 call at 10:48 a.m. on January 19 reporting a fire in an office on the 4500 Blk of University Way NE. Engine 17 responded from the University Fire Station, and after arriving firefighters reported black [...]
The Seattle area has seen a few windstorms already this winter that have knocked out power to thousands of homes. One danger we have during power outages is the increased possibility of carbon monoxide (CO) poisoning. Carbon monoxide is produced any [...]
SEATTLE – For the past several months, the Seattle Fire Department has worked closely with regional partners and developed plans internally to prepare for the closure of the viaduct and associated traffic congestion. The department is focusing [...]

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.