From Sunday May 14, 2023 through Saturday May 20, 2023, the Yuma Fire Department responded to 355 emergency calls for service:
11 Fire Responses including a stove fire that was terminated by the resident using a fire extinguisher, cooking safety tips include:
- Never leave cooking unattended
- Keep combustibles away from the cooking surface
- Never put water on a cooking oil fire, a lid or a foam extinguisher can be used to extinguish these
- For oven fires, turn the heat off and do not open the door
For more information on cooking safety visit: https://www.nfpa.org/Public-Education/Fire-causes-and-risks/Top-fire-causes/Cooking
11 Mutual Aid Responses to assist neighboring agencies
27 Special Duty and Public Assistance Responses including a vehicle fire and a brush fire
18 Motor Vehicle Crashes including a vehicle that hit a brick wall
288 Medical Responses including: 17 for abdominal pain, 20 for upper extremity pain, 15 for lower extremity pain, 3 for death, 6 for alcohol overuse, 11 for altered levels of consciousness, 10 for anxiety, 7 for back pain, 11 for psychological distress, 16 for chest pain, 1 for a stroke, 10 for diabetic emergencies, 12 for difficulty breathing, 1 for dizziness, 2 for drug overdoses, 16 for headaches or head pain, 3 for heart problems, 8 for blood pressure issues, 9 for pain, 2 for allergic reactions, 5 for seizures, 6 for fainting, 4 for dehydration, 1 for vertigo, 2 for heat exhaustion, 18 for weakness, and other illnesses and injuries.
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