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Fire House Facts for 10/15/2017-10/21/2017
Training Fire

From Sunday October 15, 2017 through Saturday October 21, 2017 the Yuma Fire Department responded to 253 emergency calls for service:

  • 9     General Fire Response
    Including: A debris fire in an alley, power lines down, a chair on fire on a porch, and various alarms
  • 1     Mutual Aid
    Including: Called to assist Rural Metro with an emergency medical run to Wellton
  • 26    Motor Vehicle Crashes
    Including:  2 involving light poles, 3 involving pedestrians, 1 rollover,  1 involving a bicycle, 2 involving 3 or more vehicles, and 1 involving a semi-truck
  • 199   Other Medical Emergencies (serious to minor)
    Including: 21 for difficulty breathing, 18 for chest pain, 19 for falls, 13 for unconscious people, 9 seizure cases, 7 possible stroke cases, 3 for intoxicated persons, 2 for people under the influence of drugs, 3 drug overdoses, 11 for people with psychiatric problems, 2 for dehydration, 6 for medical alarms, 1 for allergic reaction, 2 for choking, 10 for altered or decreased level of consciousness, 2 for fever, 1 for broken bones, 11 for diabetic emergencies, 8 for man down calls, 1 for uncontrolled bleeding,  3 for bad headaches, 1 for an assault, 4 for back pain, 5 for abdominal pain, 1 pregnancy related, 2 for deceased persons, 1 for drug withdrawals, 3 for lacerations, and other illnesses and injuries
  • 18    Special Duty, Public Assistance, and Residential Assignments
    Including:  1 for a damaged power pole, 1 for low hanging power lines, 1 for power lines down, 2 for small brush fires, 1 for a backyard fire, 1 for Mylar balloons on power lines, 1 for a door stuck on an apartment with resident stuck inside, and various alarms

As we approach the end of October, we would like to thank everyone who participated in the many activities that took place in our community during Fire Prevention Week and throughout the Month. Also, the end of October brings Halloween and a variety of associated events. Please keep safety in mind in whatever activities you are involved in. Here are a few suggestions:

For the Kids:
Walk on sidewalks, not in the street. Look both ways before crossing the street. Cross the street only at corners. Don't hide or cross the street between parked cars. Wear light-colored or reflective-type clothing so you are more visible. Never go out alone, and grade school children should always go out with an adult. Carry a flashlight to light your way. Keep away from open fires and candles. Only visit homes that have the porch light on. Accept your treats at the door and never go into a stranger's house. Use face paint instead of masks or things that will cover your eyes. Have a grown-up inspect your treats before eating. And don't eat candy if the package is already opened.  

For the Grown-ups:
Have your kids only wear costumes, wigs, and props labeled flame-retardant or flame-resistant. Provide children with flashlights and/or glow sticks to light their way and make them more visible. Use flashlights, glow sticks, or battery operated candles to light up pumpkins and not candles with open flames. Never let your children trick or treat alone, and go along with your grade school children. Teach your children not to play with fire, to stay well away from any open flames. AND teach them what to do if their clothes should ever catch fire (“Stop, Drop, and Roll”).

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