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    Annual Spaghetti Feed

    Spaghetti Feed Flier 2014

    Mark your calendars, the annual Spaghetti Feed is right around the corner!

     

    Date: Wednesday, October 8th, 2014

    Time: 4:00pm - 7:30 pm

    Place: Yakima Fire Department Station 91 at 401 N. Front Street

    Cost:  $7.00 - Adults

    $5.00 - Seniors (55+) and kids

    $1.00 for a slice of pie

     

     

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    YFD at the Central Washington State Fair

    As you make your way past the carnival rides, through the animal barns and around the fairgrounds in general, you may also encounter some of YFD's finest. Each day of the fair will have a semi-dedicated Engine Company present to provide Fire and EMS coverage.  Be sure to say hello!

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    Sunfair Parade

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    The weather was warm and there wasn't a cloud in the sky for the annual Sunfair Parade on Saturday, September 20th. The City of Yakima Fire Department had a three fire engines in the parade, including the antique engine, as well as the Mobile Air Unit and Mobile Rehab Unit. A big thank you to everyone who came out and made the parade a huge success!

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    Smillie Receives Apple Award

    At the September 16th Yakima City Council Meeting, Firefighter Brian Smillie was presented with an Apple Award for his heroic act while on vacation at Cannon Beach, Oregon. A family that had been out surfing had been pulled out in a rip current and were not able to paddle back into shore. Fortunately, Brian was able to use his kayak to paddle out in the rip current and pull the family to shore.

    Congratulations on your award Brian, and we are so proud to have such an outstanding citizen on our team!

     

    Brian Smillie and his family at the podium with Chief Bob Stewart during the Yakima City Council Meeting.

    Brian Smillie and his family at the podium with Chief Bob Stewart during the Yakima City Council Meeting.

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    9/11 Commemoration Ceremony

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    Jerry Helm of Central Whidbey Island Fire & Rescue, playing the bagpipes

    On September 11, 2014, the City of Yakima Fire Department held a 9/11 Commemoration Ceremony at the Yakima Convention Center in honor of the 13th anniversary of the tragic attacks on America, and to pay tribute to the roughly 3,000 civilians and 400 Emergency Responders who lost their lives.

     

    Several members of local Fire Departments and Law Enforcement were on hand, as well as attendees of the Washington Fire Mechanics Fall Conference. One of the conference attendees, Jerry Helm, a talented bagpipe player from Central Whidbey Island Fire & Rescue, began the ceremony with ‘Amazing Grace’. The ceremonial speech was delivered by Capt. Tom Schneider of the City of Yakima Fire Department. It started at roughly 8:40am, and included a Moment of Silence at 8:46am to mark the time when the first plane struck the World Trade Center Tower.  The closing prayer was delivered by City of Yakima Fire Department Chaplain Susan Whitman.

     

    You can view the ceremony in its entirety at http://youtu.be/oHLrZUav1_E

    Capt. Tom Schneider speaking at the 9/11 Commemoration

    Capt. Tom Schneider speaking at the 9/11 Commemoration

     

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Bob Stewart, Fire Chief

 

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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.

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2014 Responses

Structure Fires: 86 EMS:978
Vehicle Fires: 50 Tech Rescue: 10
Other Fires: 97 HazMat: 32
Motor Vehicle Accidents:  306 All Other Calls: 3801
Responses Year To Date:  5,360

Total Responses for 2013: 8,232