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From Sunday October 1, 2017 through Saturday October 7, 2017 the Yuma Fire Department responded to 264 emergency calls for service:


  • 9     General Fire Response
    Including: A leaking gas line at a house, and various alarms
  • 22    Motor Vehicle Crashes
    Including:  2 involving pedestrians (1 fatal), 1 involving a motorcycle, 2 involving walls, 1 involving 3 vehicles, 1 head-on crash, and 1 rollover
  • 216   Other Medical Emergencies (serious to minor)
    Including: 22 for difficulty breathing, 19 for chest pain, 33 for falls, 13 for unconscious people, 6 seizure cases, 3 possible stroke cases, 8 for intoxicated persons, 1 for person under the influence of drugs, 2 for drug overdoses, 16 for people with psychiatric problems, 4 for medical alarms, 1 for children locked in a vehicle, 2 for an allergic reactions, 1 for choking, 11 for altered or decreased level of consciousness, 4 for fevers, 6 for diabetic emergencies, 3 for man down calls, 3 for uncontrolled bleeding, 2 for bad headaches, 6 for assaults, 6 for back pain, 4 for abdominal pain, 1 for drug/alcohol withdrawals, 1 for a person in a wheelchair stuck on the sidewalk, 1 for a person who used Super Glue instead of eye drops, and other illnesses and injuries
  • 17    Special Duty, Public Assistance, and Residential Assignments
    Including:  1 for a snake removal,1 for small brush fire, 1 for illegal trash fires, 1 for a vehicle fire, 1 for fluid leaking from a vehicle, 1 for a person locked in a backyard, 1 for a hotel guest stuck in their room, 1 for a BBQ grill on fire, 1 to assist YPD with aerial photos of a crash scene, 1 to assist YPD with clean-up of a bio-hazard, and various alarms

                                                                     October 8-14 is Fire Prevention Week

Watch for Yuma Fire Department personnel, along with other area firefighters at many school activities, special events, and charity fundraisers throughout the month of October. Also, be our guest on Saturday October 14th (9:00 am till Noon) for the 3rd Annual YFD Fire Prevention Week Open House at the Public Safety Training Facility (3575 S. Avenue 4E). Come out and meet your local firefighters. Watch live demonstrations of the tools and equipment used on emergency scenes. Demonstrations will include firefighting, rope rescue/ rappelling, and other emergency techniques. Firefighting and rescue vehicles will also be on display with YFD personnel on hand to answer your questions.

As our great “winter” weather starts to set in, our streets will become more and more crowded. Leave more time to get where you want to go, so you don’t feel you have to rush to get there. Plan your route to avoid congested areas. Leave plenty of space between you and the vehicle in from of you. Avoid distractions ….NO Texting and driving! Yield to emergency vehicles, pull as far to the right as possible and then STOP! Let’s all enjoy the great weather and remember to “Drive to Arrive!” 

For more information about fire and injury prevention classes we offer, contact the Yuma Fire Department Public Information Office at 373-4855, you can also “Follow” us at www.twitter.com/YumaFireDept