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    YFD receives funding for Smoke Detector program

    The Yakima Fire Department was the recipient of a $3,500 charitable donation from Yakama Legends Casino that will in turn be used exclusively to purchase residential smoke detectors. A sincere thank you goes out to Legends for your generous donation.

    Legends Operations Manager Carlos Villareal presents YFD Captain Tom Schneider a check

    Legends Operations Manager Carlos Villareal presents YFD Captain Tom Schneider a check

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    YFD Welcomes New Members

    Welcome to Ryan Hatfield, Jonathon Low, Kyle Davis, Adam Nichols and Kenneth Johnston who began their careers at YFD on May 12th. Upon successful completion of an 8-week, in-house basic fire academy, these five men will be assigned to operational engine companies throughout the city where they will spend the next year completing a comprehensive and regimented on-the-job training program.

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    YFD Members Promoted

    Congratulations to Jeff Pfaff who has been promoted to Captain and Brian Kneisler who was promoted to Lieutenant. Jeff has been with YFD since 1995 and has been assigned as Training Officer.  Brian started his career in 2001 and has been assigned as an engine company officer.

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Bob Stewart, Fire Chief


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: 27 EMS:950
Vehicle Fires: 12 Tech Rescue: 1
Other Fires: 36 HazMat: 11
Motor Vehicle Accidents:  85 All Other Calls: 452
Responses Year To Date:  1,574

Total Responses for 2013: 8,232