Cooking fires in residential buildings occurred more often on Thanksgiving Day than any other day of the year. Cooking is, by far, the leading cause of all Thanksgiving Day fires in residential buildings
Author: Jeff Pfaff
Each year home fires increase during the fall and winter months, why is that? As it gets colder and the days get shorter, we spend more time indoors. With spending more time indoors, there is a greater risk of fires in your home by : Smoking Kitchen fires Space heater fires – due to overloaded circuits … Read More
The weather is forecasted to be over 100 degrees for the next couple of weeks. Stay indoors if you can and limit your time outside. If you have to be outside, hydrate early, know the early signs of heat exhaustion before you have to go out.
This past Sunday, The City of Yakima Firefighters, Mark Buskas and John Ryan competed in the 2018 Scott Firefighter Stairclimb in Seattle. Firefighter Buskas and Ryan would like to say thank you to everyone who has donated to this great cause! Currently team Yakima Fire has raised over $4,000!!! This year, the Yakima Fire … Read More
Today the City of Yakima announces the retirement of Fire Chief, Bob Stewart and Deputy Fire Chief, Mark Soptich. Fire Chief, Bob Stewart with 30 years of service with the Yakima Fire Department. Deputy Fire Chief, Mark Soptich with 42 years in the Fire Service, 5 of those with the Yakima Fire Department. Combined they … Read More
In 2010-2014, U.S. municipal fire departments responded to an estimated 15,970 home fires involving clothes dryers or washing machines each year. These fires resulted in annual losses estimated at 13 civilian deaths, 440 civilian injuries, and $238 million in direct property damage. Facts and figures Clothes dryers accounted for 92% of the fires; washing machines … Read More
As the temperatures drop outside and winter approaches, we have some important home heating safety facts and tips to help reduce the risk of fire in your home.
It’s that time of year when students prepare to go off to College, living in a dorm, Greek housing or off-campus housing. One thing that is often overlooked is Fire Safety. Before you sign that agreement, make sure there are working smoke alarms in or near the bedroom. Follow the links for more information on what … Read More
As spring warms up, it’s time to clean up after the long winter, make those repairs around the home, pull the weeds, clean up the yard all to get ready for summer. Here are few safety thoughts to help make your spring experience much more enjoyable. Inside the Home: Check and clean your smoke alarms and … Read More
Within the city limits and urban growth area in Yakima, it is illegal to burn garbage, debris or yard waste. You can be fined for illegally burning, don’t be that example! To learn more, visit https://www.yakimacleanair.org/services/compliance-public.html http://www.ecy.wa.gov/programs/air/outdoor_woodsmoke/residentialburn.htm