Donations and volunteer opportunities in response to COVID-19

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We are grateful for the continued outpouring of support from our Seattle community to the first responder community. Your generosity in donating PPE, making appointments to donate blood and offers to feed firefighters has been heartfelt and greatly appreciated.  

As we continue into this uncharted territory, we want to provide the following guidance that allows us to keep our firefighters prepared and ready to respond to those in our community who may experience life-threatening emergencies.  

Donations of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) 

We are only able to accept unused supplies in unopened boxes or sealed packages. To make a donation of PPE, please fill out the Survey Monkey:  https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/2MLD3L7. A City employee will contact you with additional details.  

For other questions, please email: PPEdonations@seattle.gov  

Food Donations 

Firefighters are deeply touched by the offers of meals and baked goods, with many of you wanting to drop them off at a fire station. Unfortunately, we are not able to accept any food donations at any of our stations.   

Your generosity is incredibly valuable and can still have a great impact on our community. With many in our community having lost their jobs, your donations are needed there more than ever. For more information on how you can make a difference or be added as a food resource, please visit http://www.seattle.gov/mayor/covid-19.  

Volunteer Opportunities 

Seattle Fire is fortunate to have highly-trained personnel and has continued to meet its staffing needs during this unsettled time. This is not always the case for other organizations. If you have knowledge, skills, talents or abilities to contribute, please consider donating your time through one of these organizations: 

We appreciate your support and cooperation as we all work together to keep our community strong, safe and healthy.