Here’s every emergency call that Yuma Fire answered this week, 358
From Sunday February 12, 2023 through Saturday February 18, 2023
The Yuma Fire Department responded to 358 emergency calls for service:
6 Fire responses that included 2 cooking fires. Did you know? Cooking fires are the #1 cause of fires in the home. Watch what you heat!
12 Mutual Aid responses to assist neighboring agencies
26 Special Duty and Public Assistance responses including a Tactical EMS activation, working with the Yuma Police Department to treat a barricaded person.
30 Motor Vehicle Crashes including a rollover and a hit and run involving a motorcycle. Remember to look out for smaller vehicles and pedestrians!
284 Other Medical Emergencies (both serious and minor) including 19 with altered or decreased levels of consciousness. Differences in levels of consciousness can sometimes indicate a person is having a stroke.
Remember the acronym FAST when it comes to recognizing a possible stoke:
F: Face drooping
A: Arm weakness
S: Speech difficulties
T: Time to call (9-1-1)