Members of the Yuma Fire Department training on hazardous materials response. The Yuma Fire Department is an “all hazard response” department; meaning regardless of the emergency, YFD has the capability to respond to, and mitigate any emergency. we respond to Hazardous Materials emergency structure fires, Emergency Medical calls and technical rescues. From Hazmat to Confined space , we do it all!!!! ... See MoreSee Less
WATCH: The daughter of late Gilbert Fire and Rescue Battalion Chief James Nelson's daughter was escorted to her first day of school in a fire truck this morning. She was met by a large group of fire and police officials: bit.ly/2O4hIQo ... See MoreSee Less
Our new “support your local” tee .... assorted colors and sizes ... we used a discharge ink on these shirts, after one wash you won’t be able to feel the logo in the shirt. Extra cool in the hot summer !! Get yours now ! ... See MoreSee Less
“Protection of pensions” that’s what the last item on the list says, in the picture below. This illustration was used in 1928 during the IAFF convention. Unfortunately for us it seems that some things haven’t changed. In Arizona and other states across the nation, Firefighter organizations have led the charge on pension reform. The truth is the Arizona PSPRS found itself in a difficult position after the Great Recession. Like many other organizations during this time we faced many challenges; challenges brought on not by the actions of our members but instead the economic downturn that hit every industry in our great nation. The Professional Firefighters of Arizona spent countless hours working with politicians looking for solutions to keep our firefighters benefits, while also creating sustainability in the system. It is incredibly disheartening to hear local officials consistently blame the PSPRS for every financial problem they face, and use the funding of the PSPRS as their go-to reasoning to justify a myriad of unfunded priorities. The voters of Arizona approved pension reform which went into effect one year ago; this reform is working but it will take time. Local government leaders who publicly discuss the PSPRS with a total lack of context or full disclosure of facts are only breeding resentment against our firefighters and police officers; hardworking, honest men and women who place their lives on the line to protect our citizens.
If you would like to know more about what is actually happening with the PSPRS and how it is affecting your local government, please contact us, because somebody needs to serve as an advocate for the public safety personnel who serve your communities everyday. ... See MoreSee Less
Police levels are at a critical level in the city of Yuma, so what’s the City Administrator do while recruiting officers... attack the pension, one of the best benefits of becoming public safety.... Elvis has left the building!