Arizona State Prison Fire Department - Yuma 7125 Juan Sanchez Boulevard Yuma AZ 85365 928-627-8871
San Luis Fire Department 720 N 2nd Ave San Luis AZ 85349 928-627-8576
Somerton-Cocopah Fire Department 445 East Main Street Somerton AZ 85350 928-722-7300
Southwest Ambulance 2029 South Arizona Avenue Yuma AZ 85364 928-782-4757
Yuma Fire Department Station No. 5 6490 East 26th Street Yuma AZ 85365 928-373-4850
A fire department is an emergency services agency entrusted with responsibility for firefighting services in a particular area. The line of hierarchy in a fire department begins with a fire chief who is the top-ranking officer in command. Lower-ranking officers include an assistant chief, battalion chief, captain, and lieutenant, as well as paramedics and firefighters.
Fire departments with member firefighters and volunteers serve their communities by ensuring safety during fires and also natural disasters. They help with prevention by providing fire-risk assessments, building permits, fire alarms, and safety education. As first response teams, firefighters are trained and equipped to handle medical emergencies. Some fire departments also have their own ambulance services.