In December there have already been a couple of heating-related fires that could have been prevented. Heaters are the second leading cause of fires in residential buildings. As would be expected, most heating-related fires occur during the winter [...]
SEATTLE – Over the weekend, firefighters responded to multiple fires, including three vacant building fires. On Saturday, December 2, at 5:41 p.m., dispatchers received multiple calls about a residential fire in the 4500 block of 9th Avenue NE. [...]
SEATTLE – On November 1, 2017, Fire Chief Harold Scoggins swore in two new assistant chiefs to oversee the Operation and Fire Prevention Divisions. Bryan Hastings and Timothy Munnis took the Oath of Office and were sworn in to the position of [...]

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.

Annual Report

Response Numbers and Activities

The 2016 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.