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October is Fire Prevention Month

Seattle Firefighters will be visiting Seattle Public Libraries and reading stories to children the month of October, 2014, during preschool Firefighter Story Times.

Seattle Fire will also participate in Fire Day at the Museum of History and Industry (MOHAI) on Saturday, October 11, 2014, from 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM.  There will be fire engines, demonstrations and other family fire safety activities.

For more information please follow the links below:



Seattle Fire Department Emergency Response Report for 2013

The 2013 Emergency Response Report contains statistical and organizational information.

2013 Emergency Response Report


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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