Yuma Fire Department Press Releases


Dec
11
2017
Engine 7 in line of Apparatus

On Sunday December 10, 2017, the Task Force our Yuma Fire Department personnel are part of completed their assignment on the “Creek” fire near Sylmar, CA. and they have been reassigned to the “Thomas” fire burning near Ventura, CA. They had been working on the Creek Fire since arriving in the area last Tuesday evening. They have been working 24 hour shifts patrolling for and extinguishing hot spots in their assigned area. At last report the Creek fire has burned over 15,000 acres and is 95% contained.

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Dec
5
2017
Equipment Being Loaded on Engine

On Tuesday December 5, 2017, at about 1:30pm the Yuma Fire Department received a mutual aid request regarding a Task Force deployment to the “Creek” fire burning in the Angeles National Forest, near San Fernando, CA. Within the next hour an Engine and four YFD personnel left Yuma to meet with other members of the Imperial Valley Task Force.

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Dec
5
2017
Vehicle Extrication Training at the PSTF

From Sunday November 26, 2017 through Saturday December 2, 2017 the Yuma Fire Department responded to 297 emergency calls for service:

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Nov
30
2017
Engine at a fire scene

On Wednesday November 29, 2017, shortly after 8:00 pm, a fire was reported in the area of 23rd Street and Madison Avenue. Arriving Yuma Fire Department personnel found heavy smoke coming from a group of apartments at 105 East 23rd Street. The fire was found to be in an attached storage unit on the south side of the building. Firefighters were able to quickly control and extinguish the fire.

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