Yuma Fire Department Press Releases


May
23
2018
Open House First Aid demo

According to National Center for Injury Prevention and Control, approximately 45 percent of unintentional injury deaths occurred in and around the home. Unintentional home injury deaths of children are caused primarily by fire and burns, suffocation, drowning, firearms, falls, choking and poisoning.

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May
22
2018
Training

From Sunday May 13, 2018 through Saturday May 19, 2018 the Yuma Fire Department responded to 292 emergency calls for service:

 

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May
22
2018
Medic 2

Every day, drivers of emergency vehicles are confronted with the challenge of travelling to an emergency scene as safely and quickly as possible. The Yuma Fire Department strives to respond to every emergency as quickly as possible. This can be achieved easier and safer with the cooperation of the public. Please yield to emergency vehicles driving with lights and sirens. Time lost in traffic can mean the difference between life and death for someone waiting for help.

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May
21
2018
Medic 5

According to the Center for Disease Control, more than one third of adults 65 and older fall each year in the United States, and among older adults, falls are the leading cause of injury death. This could be something as simple as tripping in a parking lot or more serious incidents, like falling from a ladder or roof. Every week at least 10% of the Yuma Fire Department’s calls for service are fall related. No matter your age or activity, it pays to watch your footing and be careful.

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