Yakima Fire Department getting hundreds of more calls a year, staff trying to keep up

  • Source: KIMA-TV CBS 29 Yakima
  • Published: 02/12/2018 05:38 PM

The Yakima Fire Department had 372 more emergency calls in 2017 compared to 2016. That's adding more than a call a day to the already thousands of them firefighters get throughout the year. While that may not seem like a huge increase, Jeff Pfaff with the Yakima Fire Department said it has left a toll on those who answer these calls from people in need of help. “We see them, our guys can feel them. They are up a few more times in the evening, but as those numbers slowly increase other things get pushed off a little bit. Training, going out and doing pre-fires and things of that sort,” he said.


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