YFD News

YFD Responds to Structure Fire on S. 80th Avenue

Yakima Fire Department (YFD) firefighters responded to a structure fire early Tuesday morning, November 29th, in the 900 block of South 80th Avenue that caused an estimated $100,000 in damages. No injuries were reported from the fire.

YFD was called to the scene at 6:00 am Tuesday. Upon arrival, crews found a two-story residence with heavy fire coming from a downstairs bedroom window. » Read more

YFD Responds to Structure Fire on Yakima Avenue

Yakima Fire Department (YFD) firefighters responded to a structure fire early Friday morning in the 500 block of West Yakima Avenue that caused an estimated $80,000 in damages. No injuries were reported from the fire.

YFD was called to the scene at 2:20 am Friday, November 18th. Upon arrival, crews found a dumpster fire in an alley that had extended into a 2-story commercial business. » Read more

Fire Prevention Week 2022 Begins Oct. 9th

The Yakima Fire Department (YFD) is partnering with the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) to promote National Fire Prevention Week, which begins Sunday, October 9th, and continues through Saturday, October 15th. The 2022 campaign theme is, “Fire won’t wait. Plan your escape.”

This year’s campaign works to educate everyone about simple but important actions they can take to keep themselves and those around them safe. » 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 31 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.

Feel free to further explore our website or call if you have any questions. Thank you for the opportunity to serve you.

Sincerely,

Aaron Markham

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