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.

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