YFD News

YFD Responds to Wilson Lane Structure Fire

Yakima Fire Department (YFD) crews responded to a fire last night, Wednesday, October 9th, in the 800 block of Wilson Lane.

YFD responded to the call at 7:20 pm last night when a neighbor reported seeing flames from the roof of a house. Firefighters arrived and worked quickly to extinguish the fire and contain the damage to the roof and attic space. » Read more

Fire Prevention Week Begins October 6th

The Yakima Fire Department (YFD) is
partnering with the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) to promote
National Fire Prevention Week, which begins Sunday, October 6th. This
year’s campaign is themed, “Not Every Hero Wears a Cape. Plan and Practice Your

In 2018, YFD responded to 118 structure
fires – on average more than two every week. » Read more

YFD Responds to Fires on North 84th Avenue, Browne Avenue

Yakima Fire
Department (YFD) crews responded to two structure fires in a span of about six
hours yesterday, Sunday, September 29th.

One of the fires
yesterday, reported at 5:06 pm, involved a garage in the 200 block of North 84th

A paramedic unit
treated the homeowner for smoke inhalation and minor burns. He was later
transported to a local hospital and released. » Read more

A Message from the Chief

It is my honor to serve the nearly 100,000 residents and visitors of the City of Yakima as their Fire Chief. I am proud to lead the men and women of the Yakima Fire Department who have pledged to risk their safety for your well-being.

Our department’s mission is:

We will provide all-risk emergency and non-emergency services to our community.

We are committed to serving with courage and compassion as stewards of the public trust.

We shall leave a positive and genuine impact on all who call upon us.

I am committed to using my over 27 years of fire service experience, my bachelor’s degree in Fire Service Administration from Eastern Oregon University, and the knowledge gained from the National Fire Academy’s Executive Fire Officer Program in Emittsburg , Maryland in the ongoing development of our department. I plan to not only meet, but to exceed, the expectations of the people of Yakima.

Thank you for visiting our website and we would love to meet you in person, so stop by your local fire station. If you have questions, would like to tour the station, or just want to say hello our doors are always open if we’re not currently out on a call.


Aaron Markham