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The Seattle Fire Department is committed to sharing information with the public about the emergencies occurring around the city, fire safety, fire statistics, the fire code, community events, and more. There are multiple avenues online where Seattle residents can gain useful information from the Department.

Real Time 911 Dispatch
Real Time 911 helps keep the community and the media informed about incidents in their neighborhoods 24 -hours a day. In 2010, this page has been viewed 24 million times. www2.seattle.gov/fire/realtime911/getDatePubTab.asp
 
Emergency Incident Search 
Allows the public to search online for both current fire and emergency medical responses and those dating back to 1994 by address or type of incident.  www2.seattle.gov/fire/mr/incidentSearch.htm 
 
Fire Line Blog
Information and photos of emergency incidents, upcoming events and fire safety and prevention information is posted on the Department’s blog. www.fireline.seattle.gov 
 
Seattle Fire on Facebook
Information and photos of emergency incidents, upcoming events and fire safety and prevention information is posted on the Department’s Facebook page. www.facebook.com/seattlefire
 
Seattle Fire on Twitter
Fire Department followers can get updates on emergency incidents and other Fire Department information via Twitter. www.twitter.com/seattlefire
 
Fire Prevention and Safety Information
Information is available on family, home, apartment, business, marina, high-rise, school and campus fire safety. Fire fact sheets are available in multiple languages. www.seattle.gov/fire/pubEd/generalInfo.htm
 
Online Events Calendar
Find out about Department events like new fire station dedications, fire station open houses and fire safety presentations. www.seattle.gov/fire/calendar.htm 
 
Fire Research and Fire Statistics
Tracks the number of yearly emergencies and average response times for every response unit. The site also has National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) annual reports that provide historical information on structure fires, rescues, injuries and fatalities. www.seattle.gov/fire/statistics/stats.htm 
 
Online Infectious Disease Tracking
Firefighters enter symptom information into an SFD database called “Situation Found” when they treat patients with flu-like symptoms. The symptoms are then tracked and evaluated by Seattle King County Public Health in real-time to identify possible trends in sickness. www.seattle.gov/fire/statistics/sitfound/default.htm 
 
Online Permits 
The public can search online for permits and permit history by business name or address. Permits can be paid for by credit card over-the-phone or over-the-counter. www2.seattle.gov/fire/FMO/permits/permitStatus/permitStatusSearch.htm
 
Online Fire Code
Fire Code regulations and bulletins are constantly used by developers, building owners and architectural and engineering firms.  Code information can be easily accessed online. www.seattle.gov/fire/FMO/firecode/firecode.htm
 
Web Suggestion/Comment Form
The public can get in touch with the Department via a web suggestion/comment form. There is also an online Department directory available as well as an online FAQ. www.seattle.gov/fire/contact/contactForm.asp 
 

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Last Modified:   August 16, 2012

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