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The Seattle Fire Department responds to traffic incidents multiple times per day. And quite often, private vehicles do not yield the right of way when approached by emergency vehicles with lights and sirens. This can slow down emergency responders from getting to an emergency. “Moving right for lights and sirens helps keep lanes clear so […]

SEATTLE — Nov. 30, at 1:46 p.m., our Fire Alarm Center received calls reporting heavy smoke and visible flames coming from a 2.5-story home on the 500 block of W. Highland Dr. Our first units arrived within four minutes from when the first calls came in. They confirmed a working fire within the residence and […]

November is Native American Heritage Month, which according to the National Congress of American Indians, “is a time to celebrate rich and diverse cultures, traditions, and histories and to acknowledge the important contributions of Native people.” The Seattle Fire Department would like to acknowledge the many contributions of the Native members of the department and in […]