SEATTLE – On February 28, 2018 the Seattle Fire Department held a promotional ceremony with Fire Chief Harold Scoggins swearing in three new officers: Lt. Kurt Plunkett to the rank of Captain Firefighter Brian Hart to the rank of Lieutenant [...]
SEATTLE – At 3:56 a.m. on February 28, 2018 the Fire Alarm Center received a 911 call reporting a fire in an apartment on the 6700 Block of 24 Avenue NW. Engine 18 arrived first on scene and reported flames visible from the apartment.  Crews [...]
SEATTLE – On February 23 at 5:12 a.m., firefighters were dispatched to the 1700 Block of 17th Avenue South for a fire in an apartment building. Engine 13 arrived first on-scene and saw flames coming from the windows of the four-unit apartment [...]

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.