Yuma Fire Department Press Releases


Jun
24
2016
Teamwork needed to free truck driver

From Sunday June 12, 2016 through Saturday June18, 2016 the Yuma Fire Department responded to 235 emergency calls for service

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Jun
22
2016
YFD Personnel Receive Grant Award from FM Global

Recently, the Yuma Fire Department received a fire prevention grant award from FM Global. The grant totaled $1,650 and will be used for fire/arson investigation training. FM Global is one of the world’s largest commercial property insurers and has contributed millions of dollars in fire prevention grants to fire service organizations around the world.

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Jun
22
2016
cooling centers and water sites

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.

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Jun
22
2016
Mutual Aid Response to Calexico CA

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.

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