SEATTLE – Firefighters responded to the 100 Block of 14th Avenue just after 12:25 a.m. on March 18 for a report of a fire in a four-story apartment building. Engine 6 from the Central District arrived first on scene to find heavy smoke and [...]
SEATTLE – On March 13 just after 2 a.m., firefighters responded to the 6000 Block of 19th Avenue South for a report of heavy flames and smoke coming from a residence in the Beacon Hill neighborhood. SFD units arrived on scene and reported a [...]
In case you did not test and replace your smoke and carbon monoxide (CO) alarm batteries this past weekend for the the start of Daylight Saving Time, now is the time to do so. Changing smoke and CO alarm batteries at least once a year is one of the [...]

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.