Yuma Fire Department Press Releases
From Sunday November 5, 2017 through Saturday November 11, 2017 the Yuma Fire Department responded to 291 emergency calls for service:
- 9 General Fire Response
Including: 1 for a vehicle fire, 1 for a yard fire, 1 for a palm tree fire started by embers from a backyard fire pit, and various alarms
- 20 Motor Vehicle Crashes
Including: 3 involving pedestrians, 1 involving a fire hydrant, 2 involving 3 vehicles, 2 involving poles, and 1 rollover
- 241 Other Medical Emergencies (serious to minor)
Including: 23 for difficulty breathing, 19 for chest pain, 37 for falls, 16 for unconscious people, 10 seizure cases, 5 possible stroke cases, 2 for people under the influence of drugs, 13 for people with psychiatric problems, 10 for medical alarms, 6 for allergic reactions, 16 for altered or decreased level of consciousness, 4 for diabetic emergencies, 1 for a spider bite, 8 for man down calls, 1 for uncontrolled bleeding, 1 for burns, 3 for bad headaches, 1 for a gunshot wound, 5 for assaults, 4 for back pain, 8 for abdominal pain, 1 pregnancy related, 2 for a deceased persons, 1 for drug withdrawals, 2 for lacerations, 1 for a child who swallowed a pencil, and other illnesses and injuries
- 21 Special Duty, Public Assistance, and Residential Assignments
Including: 1 for a car fire, 1 for a motorcycle with the seat on fire, 1 for a bicycle gas engine on fire, 1 for a tree on power lines, 4 for yard debris fires, 1 for power lines down on roadway, 1 for railroad ties on fire near the tracks, 1 for a child with head stuck in car seat, and various alarms
Recently there have been some fires in Yuma that were intentionally set or otherwise appeared suspicious. Some may have been accidental and others just unknown. Whether they are intentionally set to do harm, or not, these types of fires are everyone’s concern.
Every year tens of thousands of fires occur in the United States under suspicious circumstances (many determined to be intentionally set). These fires result in hundreds of deaths and hundreds of millions of dollars in property damage, causing higher insurance costs for everyone.
You can help your police and fire departments, and help protect your homes and families, when you report suspicious circumstances and persons immediately. Be aware of people hanging around vacant buildings (or acting like they are trying to hide from view) or in business areas (or parks!) after hours (especially late at night). Reporting this type of suspicious activity to the police immediately (9-1-1) can prevent crimes and even save lives.
If you have information about arson (or other) crimes, contact the police department. Information can also be provided anonymously (plus possible cash reward of up to $1000) through the Silent Witness tip line at 78-CRIME (782-7463).
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