YFD News

South 10th Street Fire Damages Residential Building

The Yakima Fire Department (YFD) was called to the 200 block of South 10th Street at 12:40 am today, Friday, in response to a fire involving a boarded-up residential building.

First-arriving crews attacked the fire and searched the building.

“The Yakima Fire Department treats every building as if someone may be inside until it is searched and cleared,” said YFD Shift Commander Jennifer Norton. » Read more

Fire Prevention Week Now Underway

The Yakima Fire Department (YFD) is partnering with the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) to promote National Fire Prevention Week, which began Sunday, October 4th and continues through Saturday, October 10th. The 2020 campaign theme is, “Serve Up Fire Safety in the Kitchen!”

The campaign works to educate everyone about simple but important actions they can take to keep themselves and those around them safe.  » Read more

Fire Damages Greenway Buildings, Park Playground

The Yakima Fire Department (YFD) was called to a fire at 1:42 pm yesterday, Monday, which damaged the Yakima Greenway Foundation office building and destroyed a storage building belonging to the Foundation.

The fire also destroyed playground equipment at Sarg Hubbard Park.

It’s believed the fire began midway between the Yakima Greenway path and the Yakima River. » 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.

Our fire stations are closed to visits from the public due to COVID-19 restrictions. Click https://yakimafire.com/covid-19/ to see the other precautions we are taking to help prevent the spread of COVID-19.

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


Aaron Markham