Yuma Fire Department Press Releases


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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Nov
29
2017
Group photo of graduates before Tuesday’s ceremony: (L-R) Shelly Barron, Trevor Smaltz, Manny Pelayo, Jesus Sillas, Alan Ibarra, Colt Pelfrey, Jonathan Endres, Matthew Dodt, Mauro Rodriguez, and Brent Young.

On Tuesday November 28, 2017, the Yuma Fire Department recognized the graduation of ten new recruit Firefighters from our six week orientation academy. The orientation academy included daily intensive physical training, instruction and demonstrating proficiency in a variety of YFD policies and procedures, and hands on training in areas including fire rescue, vehicle extrication and patient care. All ten already had their firefighting and emergency medical certifications at the time of their hiring.

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