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Firefighters say this weekend was a perfect example of why they can't keep taking cutsYAKIMA - This weekend, a car, semi truck, and building went up in flames all within three hours of each other in the City of Yakima.With the help of engine 91,
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Maybe if the City funded an art gallery it would fix everything
It would seem that if someone threw a left hook the city would lean into it. Welcome to Seattle East, ladies and gents.
Crews are currently on scene of a brush fire off of I82 near highway 12.
Engine 91 and Tender 94 are on scene finishing mop up.
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Fire #3 of the night came in as a possible structure fire on North 1st St.
Engine 91, Battalion 91, and Truck 93, arrived to find wood and pallets on fire with a semi truck trailer beginning to catch fire.
Engine 91 extinguished the fire and Truck 93 assisted with opening the semi trailer and overhaul.
Engine 91 was crucial on all of these events last night. This is the same engine that was proposed at the last council meeting to not staff in the near future.
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Hmm if 91 was not staffed last night what engine would have been called and what would be the difference in the response time from the first engine that arrived on scene?
Diane Smestad probably 5 minutes. Which in itself doesn’t sound line much. But the fire could have doubled in that time. If the other truck was already on another call, that time could have doubled, 10 minutes. Time is crucial in fighting fire. Time for a truck getting to a call coming in next would have greatly increased. The next call could have been a medical emergency that time made the difference whether that person lived or died. How would you feel if it was your family member? I know it would not go over well with me.
Council Members making an effort to save a buck and let the town burn.
Susan Whitman I was actually referring to this specific call not any other imaginary one. Maybe it wasn't engine 91:that arrived first for the very reasons you gave when citing reasons for other instances..I don't know.
People that make these decisions usually don’t work or volunteer at stations
YFD, between your rigs being held together with band aids and bubblegum and your idiotic city council, I'm surprised that you don't have members quitting left and right. Out of curiosity, what is the city's Insurance rating?
Over the span of 3 hours last night, 3 structure fires came out.
The first fire, Truck 93, Engine 91, and Battalion 91 arrived at Suntower to find smoke on the 4th floor. Truck 93’s crew made quick access to the room of origin to find a small cooking fire. While investigating the fire, a medical call came in for a resident and Engine 95 tended to the patient while there were no ambulances available.
This video is from the second fire that came in as a possible warehouse fire near River Road and 34th Ave. once crews were able to make access to the property, Engine 93 found 2 vehicles on fire. Truck 93, Engine 91, Engine 93, and Battalion 91 were able to handle and return other crews to service.
More pictures to follow of fire number 3.
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Wow! You all have had a busy weekend. Thank you!
Ya and they want to cut firefighter that is not good
Today, and everyday, we honor those that have made the ultimate sacrifice protecting our freedoms.
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Truck 93 (operating in place of Truck 91) responded to multiple individuals trapped in an elevator.
Truck 93 found the elevator car stuck between floor 1 and 2. After making contact with the individuals in the car, Truck 93’s crew was able to “Drift” the car down to the first floor, where the crew was able to open the carway doors and safely remove the individuals.
This is a call that the Truck Company specializes in. These types of calls have many potential hazards that require a high level of training to navigate safely.
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You guys are amazing!!
Good job 🙂
Always nice when the elevator doors open and there are good looking firefighters there to save you!!
Great job rescuing the people in the elevator👍💘
Es un elevador?
Cassidie Shafer Nicole Olels, someone out there is living my dream... someday!! 🤣♥️🙏🏼👨🏻🚒
Tanis Heily you missed out on Saturday. The alarm kept tripping and I had to show the fireman through the entire building. We hung out in the scary room. You would have loved it!
Tanis Heily ewwwwww too bad my firefighter story with Ryker never made the news lmao they too saved us from floating between 2 floors lmaooo
Nicole Olels I miss all the good shit!!! I miss you!!
Cassidie Shafer , I could tell the incident scarred you for life! It’s too bad it didn’t make the news, but it always gave me a good reason to make extra elevator trips! I miss you!!!
Tanis Heily I miss you too 🥰
Cassidie Shafer can you message us your story?
Cassidie Shafer call me sometime when you have time!!
Yakima Firefighters IAFF Local 469 sure 😁