Yuma Fire Department Press Releases


Oct
7
2015

2015’s Fire Prevention Week theme is “Hear the Beep Where You Sleep, Every Bedroom Needs a Working Smoke Alarm”. Fire departments respond regularly to residential smoke alarms sounding, where there are no fires, and residents needing assistance with them. Usually this is just a case of the batteries needing to be replaced, and an alarm the resident is not familiar with. Often this is a late night disturbance for the resident (why does that always seem to happen at 2:00am?) that could have been avoided by regularly changing the batteries.

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Oct
7
2015
Fire Prevention Week Proclamation, Awards, and Recognitions

Observation of Fire Prevention Week began yesterday evening with a Proclamation read by City of Yuma Deputy Mayor Edward Thomas, and special recognition of several City of Yuma fire personnel.

Members of the Yuma Fire Department were selected for their exemplary performance, service, and achievements. Representing the YFD for these presentations was Fire Chief Steve Irr. Assisting Chief Irr were Deputy Mayor Thomas, City Administrator Greg Wilkinson, and Assistant Fire Chief Dusty Fields.

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Oct
5
2015

October 4th through the 10th is National Fire Prevention Week. At 6:00 pm today, a short ceremony will be held at City of Yuma Fire Department Station #1 (353 South 3rd Avenue). A proclamation will be read regarding Fire Prevention Week in the City of Yuma. In addition, the Firefighter, Fire Engineer, Fire Captain, and Support Person of the Year from the City of Yuma Fire Department will be recognized. YFD will also be presenting badges for various rank advancements that have recently occurred.

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Oct
1
2015

From Sunday September 20, 2015 through Saturday September 26, 2015, the Yuma Fire Department responded to 230 emergency calls for service.

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