Yuma, Arizona - Every week YFD personnel respond to calls from residents whose smoke alarms are sounding. Fortunately this doesn’t always involve a fire, it involves a resident needing assistance with the alarm. Frequently this is just a matter of the batteries needing to be replaced, and an alarm the resident is not familiar with. Often this is a late night disturbance for the resident (why does that always seem to happen at 2:00am?) that could have been avoided by regularly changing the batteries.

Yuma, Arizona - What would your son, daughter or student with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) do in an encounter with the police? The Yuma County Library District, in collaboration with Un Sueño Diferente Support Group and Autism Society of Greater Phoenix will host a “BE SAFE” workshop on Saturday, March 11th, from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at the Main Library.

Yuma, Arizona - Children of all ages are invited to the Main Library for storytime, programs, and fun! There is no charge to attend any program.

Yuma, Arizona - Tweens ages 8-12 are invited to the Main Library for crafts, programs, and fun! There is no charge to attend any program.

Yuma, Arizona - On Monday, just after 5:30 am, a report was received of a person trapped inside a garbage truck in the area of 8th Avenue and 22nd Place. Yuma Fire Department personnel arrived to find Yuma Police officers with a C and D Disposal refuse collection truck at that location. A person was inside the truck’s cargo compartment along with a full load of garbage, and unable to get out.