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!