SEATTLE – On Friday, July 13, 2018, at 3:16 p.m. the Fire Alarm Center received reports of several swimmers in distress in the water near Discovery Park. Seattle Fire dispatchers sent a water rescue response to the location, to include Rescue [...]
Since July 1, the Seattle Fire Department has responded to 99 dry weather-related fires involving bark, dry grass and shrubs. With the weather expected to stay warm and dry in the coming weeks,  we are likely to see an increase in dry weather-related [...]
SEATTLE – Firefighters responded to two structure fires on July 4, 2018. The first fire began at approximately 1:45 p.m. in a three-story apartment building located at the 800 block of N. 130th St. Firefighters quickly contained the fire to one unit, [...]

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.