Spring cleaning tips

As spring warms up, it’s time to clean up after the long winter, make those repairs around the home, pull the weeds, clean up the yard all to get ready for summer. Here are few safety thoughts to help make your spring experience much more enjoyable.   Inside the Home: Check and clean your smoke alarms and … Read More

Did you know that residential outdoor burning and burn barrels are prohibited in the Yakima Urban area?

Within the city limits and urban growth area in Yakima, it is illegal to burn garbage, debris or yard waste. You can be fined for illegally burning, don’t be that example! To learn more, visit

Daylight Savings Time is here! Don’t wait! Check the Date!

Daylight Savings Time is a great time to check your Smoke and Carbon Monoxide Detectors. Smoke and Carbon Monoxide Alarms older than 10 years old need to be replaced with new alarms. A Smoke alarm is one of those pieces of safety equipment that is vital to your survival in the case of a fire. Smoke … Read More

Resource guide if you are faced with rising flood waters

Yakima City’s Emergency Management Specialist Charles Erwin, says that being prepared before a flood can help you get what you need to get out quickly. The attached flood guides both in English and Spanish are a great resource of information with helpful tips to prepare you in case you are affected by a flood. Flood … Read More

Potential flooding as it warms up

As it warms up, the risk of roof collapse increases for all buildings especially lightweight buildings such as sheds, garages and carports.The snow load combined with the added heat turns the lighter fluffy snow into a solid heavier block of ice which blocks drains, slides off roofs and can even cause collapse.Take some time to … Read More