2015’s Fire Prevention Week theme is “Hear the Beep Where You Sleep, Every Bedroom Needs a Working Smoke Alarm”. Fire departments respond regularly to residential smoke alarms sounding, where there are no fires, and residents needing assistance with them. Usually this is just a case of the batteries needing to be replaced, and an alarm the resident is not familiar with. Often this is a late night disturbance for the resident (why does that always seem to happen at 2:00am?) that could have been avoided by regularly changing the batteries.READ MORE
Observation of Fire Prevention Week began yesterday evening with a Proclamation read by City of Yuma Deputy Mayor Edward Thomas, and special recognition of several City of Yuma fire personnel.
Members of the Yuma Fire Department were selected for their exemplary performance, service, and achievements. Representing the YFD for these presentations was Fire Chief Steve Irr. Assisting Chief Irr were Deputy Mayor Thomas, City Administrator Greg Wilkinson, and Assistant Fire Chief Dusty Fields.READ MORE