Here’s every emergency call that Yuma Fire answered this week, 292


YUMA — From Sunday October 08, 2023 through Saturday October 14, 2023, the Yuma Fire Department responded to 292 emergency calls for service:
9 Fire Responses including 2 for gas leaks and 1 for a fire in a business that was extinguished by the fire sprinkler system
6 Mutual Aid Responses to assist fellow agencies
29 Special Duty and Public Assistance Responses including a carbon monoxide alarm that activated while occupants were cooking
19 Motor Vehicle Crashes including 2 involving pedestrians, 1 t-bone collision, and 1 involving a pole
One collision this week involved a rear seat passenger colliding with the front windshield. According to National Highway Traffic Safety Administration:
– Seatbelts in light trucks can reduce risk of fatal injury by 60% and moderate to critical injury by 65%
– Seatbelts in front seats of passenger cars can reduce risk of fatal injury by 45% and moderate to critical injury by 50%
229 Medical Responses including: 17 for abdominal pain, 4 for upper extremity pain, 19 for lower extremity pain, 1 for a death, 7 for alcohol overuse, 13 for altered levels of consciousness, 8 for anxiety, 5 for psychological distress, 6 for chest pain, 2 for strokes, 3 for diabetic emergencies, 16 for difficulty breathing, 6 for dizziness, 2 for drug overdoses, 5 for headaches or head pain, 1 for heart problems, 10 for blood pressure issues, 15 for pain, 5 for seizures, 3 for fainting, 1 for dehydration, 11 for injuries, 12 for weakness, and other illnesses and injuries.