Department Information & Publications

The Seattle Fire Department has existed as a fire department within the State of Washington since October 17, 1889, when the Seattle City Council passed Ordinance No. 1212.

Mission

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.

Vision

The Seattle Fire Department: a national leader in responding to and preventing emergencies with a commitment to excellence and teamwork.

Annual Report

Information about responses, city population, department staffing and other resources.

Strategic Plan

A five-year plan was developed in 2012 to lead department goals, initiatives and efforts.

Frequently Asked Questions

Common questions and answers relating to the department.

Fire & Life Safety Handouts

Helpful fire and life safety tips and fact sheets.

Fire Code & Fire Safety Documents

The Seattle Fire Code, administrative code, permits and related documents.