Here’s every emergency call that Yuma Fire answered this week, 317


YUMA — From Sunday April 30, 2023 through Saturday May 06, 2023, the Yuma Fire Department responded to 317 emergency calls for service:
7 Fire Responses including a stove fire, a recreational vehicle fire, and a house fire
8 Mutual Aid Responses to assist neighboring agencies
24 Special Duty and Public Assistance Responses including an unoccupied vehicle recovery from a canal, assisting someone safely get down after climbing too high, and a tablet that caught fire
Lithium-ion batteries are commonly used in several devices but can pose a fire hazard. Tips on safety are:
– Remove batteries from the charger once charging is complete
– Do not keep batteries in extreme temperatures
– Do not charge devices under pillows, on bedding, couches, or carpet
– Discontinue use of batteries that are deformed, damaged, or have excessive heat coming from them
– Store and charge batteries away from combustibles
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19 Motor Vehicle Crashes including a rollover and a crash between a vehicle and a cyclist
259 Medical Responses including: 17 for abdominal pain, 10 for upper extremity pain, 19 for lower extremity pain, 3 for alcohol overuse, 5 for altered levels of consciousness, 6 for anxiety, 9 for back pain, 6 for psychological distress, 18 for chest pain, 2 for strokes, 3 for diabetic emergencies, 10 for difficulty breathing, 4 for dizziness, 10 for drug overdoses, 11 for headaches or head pain, 3 for heart problems, 7 for blood pressure issues, 16 for pain, 1 for a burn, 1 for an allergic reaction, 5 for seizures, 3 for fainting, 1 for heat exhaustion, 12 for weakness, and other illnesses and injuries.