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Fire House Facts 9/20/15 - 9/26/15

From Sunday September 20, 2015 through Saturday September 26, 2015, the Yuma Fire Department responded to 230 emergency calls for service.

  • 13   General Fire Response
    Including: Smell of natural gas in home, smoke coming from A/C unit, a burnt out light ballast in mobile home, intentionally set fire in a vacant apartment, semi-truck on I-8 with a wheel on fire, and various alarms                  
  • 18     Motor Vehicle Crashes
    Including:  2 rollovers, 1 involving the median, and 1 involving a pedestrian (fatality)
  • 184    Other Medical Emergencies (serious to minor)
    Including: 19 for difficulty breathing, 16 for chest pain, 12 fall victims, 10 unconscious people, 12 seizure cases, 8 possible stroke cases, 5 for intoxicated subjects, 2 drug overdose cases, 5 people with psychiatric problems, 3 heat/dehydration cases, 4 medical alarms, 2 allergic reaction, 2 for choking, 7 for diabetic emergencies, 1 for a bee sting, 5 for “man down” calls, 3 for uncontrolled bleeding, 1 for bad headaches, 1 for an assault, 3 for back pain, 14 for abdominal pain, 1 for deceased person, 1 for a 2 yr. old with popcorn kernels, stuck in both nostrils, 10 yr. old with a window lock stuck on finger, and other illnesses and injuries
  • 15    Special Duty, Public Assistance, and Residential Assignments
    Including: 1 snake removal, a blown power transformer, fuel leaking from a vehicle, a down power line, Smoke coming from a vehicle, cleaning up a bio-hazard from a traffic fatality, and various alarms

Next week is Fire Prevention Week:   A lot will be going on over the next week.
Sunday October 4th marks the 34th National Fallen Firefighter’s Memorial Service being held at the National Fire Academy in Emmitsburg, MD. The service is to honor 87 firefighters who have given their lives in the line of duty and whose names will be added to the National Fallen Firefighter’s Memorial. Nationally, flags will be flown at half-staff that day.

Other events will include a Monday evening ceremony at Fire Station #1 with reading of a Mayor’s Proclamation and presentation of annual firefighter awards.

For three days during the week, YFD firefighters will be wearing pink uniform shirts in recognition and support for Breast Cancer Awareness Month (October).

Fire Prevention Week will conclude on Saturday October 10th with an Open House at the Public Safety Training Facility, 3575 S. Avenue 4E, from 9:00 am until noon. The open House will include displays and demonstrations. Bring the family and get to know your Yuma Fire Department.

If you, or a group you belong to, would like to set up a class about Fire Prevention, or if you just want more information, call Mike Erfert at Yuma Fire Department at 373-4850