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Yuma Fire Department

The Yuma Fire Department and the City of Yuma are joining in on a nationwide effort to honor fallen firefighters.

On Saturday, October 5th, and Sunday, October 6th, four of YFD's stations (station 1, 2, 3 and 5) as well as Yuma's City Hall will be lit red to "Light the Night for Fallen Firefighters." It's all part of the National Fallen Firefighters Memorial Weekend, a 38-year-old national observance where firefighters who gave their lives in the line of duty are honored.

Local Yuma Resident Hailed as Hero

Oct 4, 2019
Yuma Fire Department

One Yuma resident is being hailed as a hero for saving the life of his neighbor.

Armando Corona received the Yuma Fire Department's Lifesaving Award and a Chief's coin from Fire Chief Steve Irr at Wednesday's Yuma City Council meeting for performing CPR on his neighbor, 49-year-old Dan Lomax, when Lomax went into cardiac arrest.

There is a new Welcome To Yuma sign greeting visitors to the area.  The sign was designed and built by Advanced Welding Class students from Yuma High School. 

City of Yuma

Yuma Mayor Doug Nicholls Tuesday declared a city State of Emergency, due to the number of migrant asylum seekers released in the Yuma community.  Nicholls says that in the last 19 days nearly 1,300 migrants have been dropped off, stretching the ability of nonprofits to the breaking point.

The mayor says he has been holding daily meetings with the two main organizations providing aid to the migrants, the Yuma Community Food Bank and the Yuma Salvation Army.  He says they are operating well beyond their capacity, and there is no end to the migrant releases in sight.

Maya Springhawk Robnett / KAWC Colorado River Public Media

A World War II veteran recently visited Yuma to see how his uncle’s memory is being honored—through an exhibit at the Yuma Territorial Prison.  KAWC’s Maya Springhawk Robnett reports.