Yuma Fire Department Press Releases


Aug
20
2018
Fire Suppression Sprinkler Head

On Saturday August 18, 2018, just after 8:20 pm, a fire was reported in an apartment in the Housing Authority City of Yuma (HACY) apartments at 600 South 16th Avenue. Yuma Fire Department personnel arrived to find that a stove top fire had been extinguished by the apartment’s fire suppression sprinkler system. Firefighters shut down the water flow and assisted with clean up.

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Aug
20
2018
1st Ave House Fire

On Friday August 17, 2018, shortly after 8:40 pm, a fire was reported in a vacant house in the 900 block of South 1st Avenue. Upon arrival Yuma Fire Department personnel found heavy smoke and flames coming from a small house. Firefighters were able to confirm the house was vacant and quickly extinguished the fire before it spread to any other structures.

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Aug
17
2018
Gateway Park

From Sunday August 5, 2018 through Saturday August 11, 2018 the Yuma Fire Department responded to 273 emergency calls for service:

 

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Aug
16
2018
Drowning Impact Awareness Month

At last night’s City Council meeting August was proclaimed “Drowning Impact Awareness Month” in the City of Yuma by Mayor Douglas J. Nicholls. This proclamation was also being made for the State of Arizona by Gov. Douglas A. Ducey.  The purpose is to raise awareness of the number of cases and the impact of child drowning in Arizona. Even though Arizona is considered a desert state, on average, drowning incidents take the lives of many of our state’s children. Children 4 years old and younger are in the highest risk group.

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