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Jul
16
2015
Fire House Facts 7/5/15 - 7/11/15

From Sunday July 5, 2015 through Saturday July 11, 2015, the Yuma Fire Department responded to 227 emergency calls for service.

  •    12   General Fire Response
    Including: A gas leak in a business, a stove fire, and various alarms
  •    14    Motor Vehicle Crashes
    Including:  2 involving 3 vehicles, 1 involving a motorcycle, 1 rollover, and 1 involving a semi-truck
  •  193     Other Medical Emergencies (serious to minor)
    Including: 31 for difficulty breathing, 14 for chest pain, 28 fall victims, 13 unconscious people, 9 seizure cases, 2 possible stroke cases, 6 for intoxicated subjects, 3 drug overdose cases, 2 people with psychiatric problems, 6 for dehydration/heat illness, 3 medical alarms, 1 for allergic reaction, 1 for a person choking, 3 for diabetic emergencies, 7 for “man down” calls, 2 for uncontrolled bleeding, 1 for headaches, 1 for a stabbing, 1 for an assault, 4 for back pain,  7 for abdominal pain,  2 for deceased subjects, and other illnesses and injuries
  • 8     Special Duty, Public Assistance, and Residential Assignments
    Including: 1 for neighbors burning trash, 2 for power poles sparking, 3 for dumpster fires, and various alarms

 

 

Summer heat is definitely here and we have had some responses to people suffering symptoms of heat illness. Be sure to remember to take proper heat precautions. It is important to give our bodies a chance to acclimate to the warmer weather (especially since 100 degree days have become “normal”).

 

If you are spending extended times outdoors, you want to make the most of our “dry heat” weather. We would like to remind people to stay hydrated, and drinking water is one of your best ways to do it (Note: drinks containing alcohol, or large amounts of sugar or caffeine can actually cause a loss of hydration).

 

Your body’s cooling system uses evaporation. Heat and physical activity require more fluids to be consumed and if you are feeling thirsty, you are already behind in your fluid intake. Warning signs of heat related illness can include; fatigue, nausea, headache, excessive thirst, excessive sweating, dizziness or weakness. Dehydration can lead to Heat Exhaustion and even Heat Stroke, a life threatening situation. Enjoy our beautiful weather but remember: Safety is no accident! Stay Hydrated!

 

For more information about fire and injury prevention classes we offer, contact the Yuma Fire Department Public Information Office at 373-4855, you can also “Follow” us at www.twitter.com/YumaFireDept