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.