YFD News

YFD Responds to Fire on Alder Street

Yakima Fire
Department (YFD) crews responded to a house fire yesterday, Tuesday, November
12th, that claimed the life of a Yakima resident.

The fire was
reported at 4:13 pm yesterday afternoon in the 1300 block of Alder Street.

arrived to find fire and heavy smoke throughout the interior of the home. Crews
found a woman in the living room area who was unconscious and not breathing. » Read more

“Fall Back,” a Reminder to Check Smoke Alarms

Daylight Saving Time will
officially end at 2:00 am on Sunday, November 3rd. Clocks are set
back one hour and many people set their clocks to “fall back” before
they go to bed the night before, in this case Saturday, November 2nd.

When you
change your clocks, the Yakima Fire Department (YFD) suggests also testing your
smoke alarms and replacing the batteries if needed. » Read more

YFD Responds to Duplex Fire on South 9th Avenue

Yakima Fire
Department (YFD) crews responded to a fire early this morning, Tuesday, October
29th, involving a duplex in the 700 block of South 9th Avenue.

The fire was
reported at 2:19 am this morning. Firefighters arrived to find fire coming from
the front and side windows of one of the units.

The Yakima
Police Department (YPD) was on scene and evacuated residents in the adjoining
unit. » 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