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    EDITH House

    EDITH House is an annual program from the Yakima Fire Department aimed at 2nd grade children as an orientation to escaping the home in case of emergency. (EDITH is an acronym that stands for Exit Drills In The Home.) We don't want them to simply know how to escape, we want them to be able to call 911 and give their address and phone number. We have all heard the stories of small children that had to call for help. Will the children in your life know who to call, and what address and phone number to give? With just a little practice, they can!

    EDITH House Program

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    Rita's Retirement Recognized at Council

    Rita Mantey's retirement and 27 years of dedicated service was recognized by the Yakima City Council during their March 3 meeting. Again, thank you Rita, and we wish you all the best that Retirement can bring!


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    Happy Retirement Rita!

    After a little more than 27 years with YFD, Rita Mantey has decided to retire. We will most certainly miss her, but hope that she truly enjoys her retirement! Congratulations Rita!


    Mantey Retirement

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    Our wholehearted congratulations are extended to Ted Vander Houwen on his promotion to Deputy Fire Chief, Kai Nishida on his promotion to Lieutenant and to Mike Trujillo on his promotion to Lieutenant.  If you have the opportunity to see one of these gentlemen, feel free to extend your congratulatory sentiments as well!

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    Yakima Welcomes Union Gap Firefighters

    YFD-LOGO best copy 2014   Union Gap Fire Dept Logo

    Following more than a year of analysis and planning, Yakima Firefighters and Union Gap Firefighters join forces beginning January 1, 2015. Combining the two departments just makes good sense. Benefits include cost savings by reducing redundancies and enhancing the depth of emergency service capability for both Yakima and Union Gap.  The greatest benefit of this unification is to the citizens residing in both cities.


    Along with the career firefighters comes a small, yet dedicated group of volunteers who will further enhance our overall ability to provide emergency services.


    Welcome aboard, Union Gap Fire Department!


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Customer Service Survey

If you’ve ever had cause to use the Yakima Fire Department’s services – whether in an emergency or under non-emergency circumstances, we’d like to hear from you.  Please click on the blue survey link below and tell us about your customer service experience. Information collected remains confidential and will be used only as a means to ensure the needs of our customers are being met.

This survey is intended for people living within the city limits of Yakima.

2014 Responses

Structure Fires: 111 EMS: 4353
Vehicle Fires: 59 Tech Rescue: 18
Other Fires: 252 HazMat: 50
Motor Vehicle Accidents:  491
All Other Calls: 2102
Responses Year To Date:  7606

Total Responses for 2013: 8,232