Yuma Fire Department Press Releases
We wanted to take this time to let you know there are organizations providing seasonal cooling and water distribution services on a regular basis. If you encounter persons who are in need of these services, we have placed a list and map of these resources on the YFD page of the website at the following link. Please check it out. You can also print it for distribution. The list is compiled and maintained by the Yuma Heat Relief Program.
For a list of cooling centers and water site locations (with map), please click here.READ MORE
On Monday, June 20, 2016 at about 3:45 pm, the Yuma Fire Department received a mutual aid request from the Calexico, CA Fire Department. The request was for assistance with a large fire at a recycling plant and strip mall located in the 700 block of Cesar Chavez Boulevard in their city. YFD Engine 1 with three personnel responded along with a Battalion Chief.
YFD personnel were used for fire suppression operations at the strip mall. Once the fire was extinguished at this location, YFD personnel were released to return to Yuma. They arrived safely back to their station at about 10:30 pm.
On Thursday June 9, 2016, just after 11:30 pm, a fire was reported at a commercial building in the 2000 block of South 4th Avenue. Arriving Yuma Fire Department personnel found flames coming from the roof and doors of a large building located at 2098 South 4th Avenue. Firefighters worked to contain the fire and prevent the spread of fire to other nearby businesses (Sound Depot occupies the same lot) and homes.READ MORE