Free Smoke Alarms for Deaf/Hard of Hearing Seattle Residents.
The Seattle Fire Department's Smoke Alarm Installation Program has a limited number of strobe smoke alarms for Seattle residents who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing. For more information, contact the Public Education office at 206.386.1337 or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
|Fire Prevention Tips: Candle Fire Safety|
Candles are especially popular this time of year. As a result, candle fire incidents greatly increase during the months of December, January, and February.
· Extinguish all candles when leaving a room or before going to sleep.
· Always use a candleholder specifically designed for candle use. The holder should be heat resistant, sturdy and large enough to contain any drips or melted wax.
· Place lighted candles where they won't be knocked over by children, pets or anyone else.
· Keep burning candles away from items that can catch on fire such as furniture, drapes, bedding, carpets, books, paper, etc.
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Fire in apartment caused by a candle left unattended.
Fire Department Inspections
Firefighters inspect buildings at least every other year to help ensure certain fire and life safety systems are functioning properly and requirements are being met. Firefighters will be looking for potential fire safety hazards such as fire doors that do not close properly, exit lights that are out or blocked exits. The most common violations cited include: fire doors that are wedged open, fire extinguishers that haven't been confidence tested, and defective or not confidence tested fire alarm systems.
Decreasing the fire hazards of your building is the primary goal of the inspection program. It is also a good opportunity for managers to meet their local firefighters and ask questions.
Firefighter inspecting fire extinguisher tag
Fire door wedged open - Violation