Yuma Fire Department Press Releases


May
24
2018
COCPR

According to the University of Arizona’s Sarver Heart Center, every year more than 160,000 people die of sudden cardiac arrest. Cardiac arrest is a condition where the heart suddenly stops pumping blood. In many cases, the heart goes from a regular heartbeat to random twitching (called ventricular fibrillation). When something like this happens blood stops moving through the body. In this condition, quick action must be taken for the person to have a chance of survival.

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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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