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Fire Cadet Open Application Period

The application period for Seattle Fire Department Cadet Programs is currently open August 1 - 14, 2014.  Two cadet programs are available:

Company 511 Fire Cadet:  This program offers an opportunity for young adults age 16-20, to learn first-hand what a career in the fire service is really all about.

Senior Fire Cadet: This purpose of this program is to provide pre-employment fire service training opportunities for citizens of the City of Seattle that are age 20 and up.

To learn more about these programs and apply during the open enrollment period, follow the links below.

Company 511 Fire Cadet Program (Ages 16 - 20)

Senior Fire Cadet Program (Ages 20 and up)



Fire Prevention Fee and Service Changes Take Effect January 1, 2014

The Seattle Fire Marshal's Office has a limited number of fee and service changes going into effect on January 1, 2014. They include:

  • Increases in Plan Review and Certification fees.
  • Elimination of Confidence Test filing fees and revisions in Confidence Test reporting requirements.

More information on these changes is available here:

All other fire prevention fees and services will remain the same as in 2013. 


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.

Please click on the links below to view the plan and a video message from Fire Chief Gregory Dean.


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.


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