It's About Public Safety

The Fire Department exists to instill a sense of safety, security, and pride in those we serve through professional emergency intervention, education and prevention services.

 
The Essentials

Customer service. For the overwhelming majority of our calls for service our customers measure us against the following standards Continued...

20th Century and Beyond

The first motorized and self propelled fire apparatus was a brand new 1916 Continued...

Early History

The early history of the Yuma Fire Department reads more like a chapter of fiction than real facts. Up until the year 1897, the village of Yuma was without a means to fight fire. Continued...

Family Disaster Plan And Personal Survival Guide

This step-by-step guide for personal and family emergency preparedness from the Yuma Fire Department shows what you and your family can do BEFORE a natural disaster strikes. (PDF) Continued...

Close up of Ocotillo bloom. Image courtesy of U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.

Recent News

 
Fire House Facts and Tips on Smoke Alarms

Fire House Facts for Sunday April 6, 2014 through Saturday April 12, 2014 and Tips on Smoke Alarms Continued... 04/17/2014

YFD Personnel Recognized for Tower Rescue

On Thursday April 10, 2014 YFD personnel attended the Yuma County Chamber of Commerce meeting. The occasion was used to award the department's Medal of Honor to Fire Captain John Whitson, Firefighter/Paramedic Manny Lara, and Firefighter/Paramedic Alex Ur Continued... 04/16/2014

Kitchen Fire at Church's Fried Chicken

On Wednesday April 9, 2014, just before 10:00am, a fire was reported inside the Church's Fried Chicken restaurant at 2420 South 4th Avenue. Arriving Yuma Fire Department personnel found heavy smoke coming from the building and flames visible inside. Continued... 04/09/2014

Fire House Facts & Hydration Tips

From Sunday March 30, 2014 through Saturday April 5, 2014, the Yuma Fire Department responded to 236 emergency calls for service. Continued... 04/09/2014

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Upcoming City Events

 
April 26 National Take Back Initiative

Capsules and pills.The City of Yuma Police Department will be collecting potentially dangerous expired, unused and unwanted prescription drugs for destruction. 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM More ...

26 Made in Yuma Movie Marathon

Made in Yuma Movie MarathonJoin us at the Historic Yuma Theatre and other community venues for an evening of movies inspired by or made in Yuma. 6:00 PM More ...

June 7 Indoor Swap Meet (June)

Numerous cardboard signs with prices.Yuma's largest swap meet is back and better than ever! 8:00 AM More ...

20 Teen Dance - Summer Bash

Mirror ball with headphones.Itís a Beach Party! Bring your flip flops and water guns! The areas hottest DJ's will be spinning today's best music! Join your friends for a sizzling summer night on the Sunset Terrace! 8:00 PM More ...

July 12 Indoor Swap Meet (July)

Numerous cardboard signs with prices.Yuma's largest swap meet is back and better than ever! 8:00 AM More ...

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