Fire House Facts
For the week of Sept. 3-9, the Yuma Fire Department responded to 309 emergency calls for service:
14 general fire response
Including: An apartment building fire, an illegal trash burn, an arcing electrical box, a smell of natural gas in a residence, and various alarms.
1 mutual aid
Including: Called to assist Rural Metro with an emergency medical call in the county.
20 motor vehicle crashes
Including: 1 involving a vehicle in a canal, 1 involving a motorcycle, and 3 involving at least 3 vehicles.
224 other medical emergencies (serious to minor)
Including: 30 for difficulty breathing, 25 for chest pain, 19 for falls, 9 for unconscious people, 2 seizure cases, 3 possible stroke cases, 2 for intoxicated persons, 5 for people under the influence of drugs, 2 drug overdoses, 22 for people with psychiatric problems, 1 for heat illness/dehydration, 5 for medical alarms, 1 for allergic reactions, 1 for choking, 11 for altered or decreased level of consciousness, 1 for broken bones, 2 for diabetic emergencies, 1 for dog bite, 10 for man down calls, 1 for uncontrolled bleeding, 1 for bad headaches, 2 for assaults, 2 for back pain, 15 for abdominal pain, 2 pregnancy related, 1 for a deceased person, 2 for drug withdrawals, 8 for lacerations, 1 for a hand caught in a machine, 1 for a hand crushed between railroad cars, 1 for a broken arm from falling from monkey bars, and other illnesses and injuries.
50 special duty, public assistance, and residential assignments
Including: 1 for a damaged roof, 1 for a gas leak, 1 for an A/C fire, 1 for illegal trash burning, 1 for a bathroom fire caused by a towel ignited by a candle, 1 for another bathroom fire, 1 to assist YPD with a biohazard clean up at a traffic crash, 17 for damaged power poles with power lines down, 1 for a tent with metal poles on power lines, 1 for a tree down on a trailer, 1 for a tree down on wires, 1 for live power lines on railroad tracks, 1 for an antenna on power lines, 1 for a power box arcing, 1 for power lines down on a vehicle (roughly 25-30 storm related responses last week), and various alarms.