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 Fire Cadet Program Open Enrollment

Open enrollment for the Senior Fire Cadet and Company 511 Cadet programs begins August 1st and ends August 14th, 2016.  For more information on these programs, follow the links below.

Senior Cadet:  Persons at least 20 years old, have a high school diploma or have passed an equivalency test (G.E.D.), and have a valid Washington State driver’s license.

Company 511: Young adults age 16 up to 20 years old.

Firefighter Story Times

Join SFD and the Seattle Public Library for summer story times!

Hear preschool fire safety stories, explore an engine up close and see firefighters put on their gear - find a story time near you!

Emergency Response Report

The Emergency Response Report summarizes SFD calls and responses.

The department continually tracks these statistics and looks for ways to improve skills, training, services and response capabilities.

In 2014, the Seattle Fire Department responded to 89,980 calls, an increase of 5.4% over 2013.

2014 Emergency Response Report

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.

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.


Last Modified:   July 11, 2016

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