Yuma Fire Department Press Releases


Sep
19
2017
Sprinkler Save


On Monday September 18, 2017, shortly after 9:30 pm, an alarm was reported indicating a fire sprinkler activation at the Candlewood Suites Hotel, 2036 East Avenue 3E. Arriving Yuma Fire Department personnel found the building being evacuated, with light smoke and water flowing from a room on the hotel’s second floor. It was determined that there had been a stove top fire and it had been extinguished by the fire sprinkler system. Firefighters confirmed the fire was out and it had not spread beyond the area of the stove.

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Sep
19
2017
Sprinkler Save

On Monday September 18, 2017, just after 1:00 am, an alarm was reported indicating a fire sprinkler activation at the Alsco facility, 3231 South Florence Lane. Yuma Fire Department and Marine Corps Air Station Fire Department personnel arrived to find heavy smoke in the building. Entry was made to the facility and it was found that a fire had occurred involving several large bags (approx. 250 lbs. each) of restaurant linen products. The fire had been contained and extinguished by the fire sprinkler system.

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Sep
15
2017
Fire Fighter Cadet Recruitment

Firefighter Cadet Open Recruitment, September 15-20. Normally EMT and Firefighter Certifications are required to apply for the Yuma Fire Department, but for this short time only the following are required:

*A high school diploma or a GED

*A valid Driver's License and a good driving record

*Be at least 18 years of age

Applications will only be accepted September 15-20, for more information go to:

http://www.yumaaz.gov/…/professional-servi…/recruitment.html

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Sep
15
2017
Fire Sprinkler Save

On Thursday September 14, 2017, at approximately 1:00 pm an alarm was reported indicating a fire sprinkler activation in an apartment at the Palo Verde Villa Apartments, 485 South 15th Avenue. Yuma Fire Department personnel arrived and made entry into the 2nd story apartment, finding extreme heat built up inside. Further investigation determined a stove top and oven had been left on for an extended time and the extreme heat (in excess of 155 degrees) had triggered a sprinkler head nearest the stove.

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