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SEATTLE – The Seattle Fire Department and Police Department are investigating a series of set fires to dumpsters in the Ballard area over the past few weeks. The first dumpster fire in Ballard occurred on December 21, 2017. Residents and [...]
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SEATTLE – On Tuesday, Jan. 2 at 12:08 a.m, firefighters responded to the Highland Park neighborhood for a report of a residential fire. The first arriving engine (Engine 11) arrived on scene within four minutes and saw heavy black smoke and [...]
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This week a person in Indiana died and a child was hospitalized from carbon monoxide poisoning. The first responders found their oven being used to heat the home. Carbon Monoxide (CO) is a colorless, odorless gas that can cause severe illness or [...]

Issues and Initiatives

Low Acuity team

Low Acuity Program

The Low Acuity Alarm Program was designed to address the growing amount of Low Acuity or Non-Emergent responses.

Annual Report

Response Numbers and Activities

The 2016 Annual Report includes department information and response numbers.

Wet System

Systems Testing & Reporting

A new process for documenting and tracking buildings’ fire and life safety systems was implemented in 2017.

Here to Serve

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.

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