Here’s every emergency call that Yuma Fire answered this week, 342


From Sunday April 23, 2023 through Saturday April 29, 2023, the Yuma Fire Department responded to 342 emergency calls for service:
14 Fire Responses including a vehicle battery charging table fire where there was a grounding issue
9 Mutual Aid Responses to assist neighboring agencies
23 Special Duty and Public Assistance Responses including a vehicle fire, a dumpster fire, a brush fire, and a snake removal
26 Motor Vehicle Crashes including one that involved a pedestrian and another with a bicyclist where the rider was not wearing a helmet. Properly fitting helmets are important in protecting against head injuries. Tips on helmet fitting are:
• EYES check: Position the helmet on your head. Look up and you should see the bottom rim of the helmet. The rim should be one to two finger-widths above the eyebrows.
• EARS check: Make sure the straps of the helmet form a “V” under your ears when buckled. The strap should be snug but comfortable.
• MOUTH check: Open your mouth as wide as you can. Do you feel the helmet hug your head? If not, tighten those straps and make sure the buckle is flat against your skin.