Today the City of Yakima announces the retirement of Fire Chief, Bob Stewart and Deputy Fire Chief, Mark Soptich. Fire Chief, Bob Stewart with 30 years of service with the Yakima Fire Department. Deputy Fire Chief, Mark Soptich with 42 years in the Fire Service, 5 of those with the Yakima Fire Department. Combined they … Read More
In 2010-2014, U.S. municipal fire departments responded to an estimated 15,970 home fires involving clothes dryers or washing machines each year. These fires resulted in annual losses estimated at 13 civilian deaths, 440 civilian injuries, and $238 million in direct property damage. Facts and figures Clothes dryers accounted for 92% of the fires; washing machines … Read More
As the temperatures drop outside and winter approaches, we have some important home heating safety facts and tips to help reduce the risk of fire in your home.
It’s that time of year when students prepare to go off to College, living in a dorm, Greek housing or off-campus housing. One thing that is often overlooked is Fire Safety. Before you sign that agreement, make sure there are working smoke alarms in or near the bedroom. Follow the links for more information on what … Read More
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