Rodriguez Named New Yakima Deputy Fire Chief

A longtime employee with the Yakima Fire Department (YFD) is now its new Deputy Fire Chief. Jeremy Rodriguez, a 22-year employee with YFD, began his new role as Deputy Fire Chief this week. “It is exciting to have Jeremy on board as Deputy Fire Chief,” said Chief Aaron Markham. “This brings us up to full … Read More

Fire Code Inspections Aiding Firefighters

Regular fire code inspections by the Yakima Fire Department (YFD) are proving beneficial. An apartment building fire earlier this month, for example, was limited to just one room in one apartment thanks to quick action by YFD firefighters and the fact that smoke alarms and other safety features had been recently updated to meet City … Read More

Yakima Firefighters Conduct Airport Training

Yakima Fire Department (YFD) firefighters trained last week at Yakima Air Terminal-McAllister Field. “The goal is to reinforce our skills and capabilities to extinguish a fire aboard an aircraft,” said Yakima Deputy Fire Chief Patrick Reid. About 18 YFD firefighters from Station 94, which is located at the airport, participated in the fire training. It … Read More