YFD News

Alley Fire Damages Home on South 3rd Street

Yakima Fire Department (YFD)
crews responded to a fire last night, Wednesday, July 10th, in the 400
block of South 3rd Street.

YFD responded to the call at 10:30
pm last night and found a fire in an alley that had extended to a single-family
home. Crews extinguished the fire, which had burned not only the outside of the
house but had extended into the attic space. » Read more

YFD Responds to Fires Caused by Fireworks

The Yakima Fire Department (YFD) responded
to about 15 fires in the City related to fireworks on the 4th of

Thanks to quick responses by YFD
firefighters, fires caused by fireworks yesterday were limited to vegetation except
for one building that sustained minor exterior damage.

No injuries related to fireworks
were reported to YFD on Thursday. » Read more

Fire Destroys Home on South 15th Street

Yakima Fire Department (YFD)
crews responded to a structure fire last night, Sunday, June 30th,
in the 1600 block of South 15th Street. (It is the practice of the Yakima Fire Department to not release the
specific address of a private home involved in a fire or other emergency

YFD responded to the call at 6:44 pm yesterday and found fire under the home’s floor, » 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