Yakima City Council Meeting Preview

The Yakima City Council holds its next regular agenda business meeting on Tuesday, August 6th, 2013.  The meeting begins at 2:00 pm at Yakima City Hall. Items on the August 6th agenda include: –    Setting an August 20th hearing date to accept public comment regarding smoking at special events, smoking in parks and smoking near … Continued

Yakima Police Investigating Explosions

The Yakima Police Department in association with other agencies are investigating a series of explosions in the central area of town, occurring around 2230-2300 hrs.  Officers then responded to a large fire of a bush in the 1100 block of W. Chestnut.  This fire was put out by fire personnel. In checking the nearby area, … Continued

Yakima Fire Department Receives National Recognition

A life and death rescue of a man trapped inside a burning mobile home in West Valley last fall has received national attention.  The Yakima Fire Department (“YFD”) and firefighters from Engine 92 and Engine 293 recently received a 2012 Heroism and Community Service Award from Firehouse Magazine for their bravery and quick response. The … Continued

Blockbuster Store Fundraiser Helps Firefighters

Yakima’s Blockbuster video store raised hundreds of dollars from local residents to support the Yakima Fire Department’s Rehabilitation/Hydration Support Vehicle.  This apparatus is used by the fire department to provide relief to firefighters while they are engaged in fire suppression and emergency incident events. The efforts by the staff at Blockbuster Video are very timely … Continued