Yuma Fire Department Press Releases
Tuesday October 6th thru Thursday October 8th:
In support of the “Care Enough to Wear Pink” event and Breast Cancer Awareness Month, YFD personnel will be wearing pink duty shirts while on-duty and responding to calls for service.
Thursday October 8th:
United Yuma Fire Fighter’s Association “Tough Enough to Wear Pink” fundraiser at Brewers Restaurant (2331 S. Avenue B) (11 am to 11 pm) to help fight breast cancer through raising awareness and funds for Bridget’s gift, a local charitable organization.
Saturday October 10th (9:00 am till Noon):
YFD Fire Prevention Week Open House at the Public Safety Training Facility (3575 S. Avenue 4E). Come out and meet your local firefighters. Watch live demonstrations of the tools and equipment used on emergency scenes. Demonstrations will include firefighting, rope rescue/rappelling, and other emergency techniques. Firefighting and rescue vehicles will also be on display with YFD personnel on hand to answer your questions.
Fire Prevention Week Day 3 (EDITH)According to the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), there were over 369,500 residential fires in 2013. Are you and your family ready to react if there is a fire in your home? What would you do? Your children practice fire drills in school every month. They know what to do when the fire alarm goes off at school, but that does not mean they know what to do at home.READ MORE
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.READ MORE
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.READ MORE