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Wildfires and home fires devastate families throughout Arizona–in fact, the American Red Cross responds to a home fire about every 15 hours in the state. For the fourth year, Fry’s Food Stores is partnering with the American Red Cross in Arizona to raise awareness about fire’s devastating effects through the Fire Hurts. Red Cross Helps. campaign.
PHOENIX – Wildfire season is off to an earlier start this year because of dry conditions, but the state is prepared for the fight, Gov. Jan Brewer and fire officials said Wednesday.
With one less spark, there is one less fire. And with one less fire - property, homes, community members, and wildland firefighters will be safer.
U.S. Rep. Ron Barber works to bring financial certainty to Southern Arizona counties and to increase funding for preventing and fighting devastating wildfires.
The Arizona Elks Association (AEA) established a state-wide fundraiser for the Yarnell Hill fire victims and requested that all Elks’ lodges in Arizona participate. As a result, Arizona Elks contributed $47,431 to the Yavapai College Foundation Granite Mountain Hotshots Scholarship fund. AEA President Ed Leuer and Treasurer Al Kayal presented a check to Director Paul Kirchgraber of Yavapai College Foundation at an AEA Mid-Year meeting in Tempe. Yavapai College established the scholarship fund to provide financial assistance for beneficiaries of the 19 fallen firefighters to pursue their goal of post-secondary education and training.
Before Golder Ranch Fire Chief Randy Karrer entered the lifesaving business, it was his life being saved.
“The Yarnell Hill Fire always will be remembered for the loss of our brave 19 firefighters from the elite Granite Mountain Hotshots. The tragic human toll felt by their families, friends and the community is truly immeasurable. I commend the Serious Accident Investigative Team for its swift, expert work to examine and report the facts that led to the tragedy.
Governor Jan Brewer today learned from FEMA that it has rejected Arizona’s appeal for federal assistance in response to the Yarnell Hill Fire.
The widow of fallen firefighter William Warneke released a letter to Gov. Jan Brewer on Thursday at the Linda Vista Fire Department, Station 337, asking her to apply equal benefits to all 19 firefighters who were killed while fighting the Yarnell Hill fire.
PHOENIX — The family of a firefighter killed with 18 colleagues while battling a summer wildfire is waging a campaign urging the city of Prescott, Ariz., to provide his survivors with full health and pension benefits.
Dark monsoon clouds and gusty winds arrived as the coffin of William Warneke, one of 19 firefighters killed in fighting the Yarnell Hill Fire, was lowered into the ground at the Marana Mortuary Cemetery on July 10.
Motorcyclists bring trail behind the procession in Marana for William Warneke who died fighting the Yarnell Hill fire near Prescott.
Arizona State Forestry has released a synopsis of events regarding the Yarnell Hill Fire, which began on Friday, June 28, 2013. The synopsis covers events of the first three days of the fire, including the first reports of the fire, initial attack operations, and the shelter deployment of the Granite Mountain Hotshot Crew.
The Arizona Diamondbacks (@Dbacks) have raised $705,395 in support of the families of the 19 firefighters who perished fighting the Yarnell fire as well as members of the community who have been affected by the fires.
Garret Zuppiger, a University of Arizona graduate who grew up in the Phoenix area, was one of the 19 Granite Mountain Hotshots Crew firefighters killed in the Yarnell Hill Fire.
On Wednesday, William Warneke, one of the 19 Granite Mountain Hotshots killed in the Yarnell Hill Fire on June 30, was flown from Prescott to Marana, where he received an honorary procession and funeral service.
The fire truck carrying the body of William Warneke, one of the 19 firefighters killed in the Yarnell Hill fire, travels from the Marana Airport to the Marana Mortuary Cemetery as people pay their respects along Sanders Road.
A University of Arizona mental health researcher is working with the Tucson Fire Department to develop a system to help firefighters cope with tragic events such as the injury or loss of colleagues.
The following information details the memorial services planned for 25-year old William Warneke, the local firefighter who was one of the 19 members of the Granite Mountain Hotshots who perished in the Yarnell Hill Fire on June 30.
One of the greatest things about living in a close-knit community is that when families fall on hardships, neighbors turn out to help those in need.
A pair of well-used work gloves still rest atop a bathroom sink in the Avra Valley home of firefighter William Warneke. Chunks of drywall are piled up in the bedroom corner. There are holes in the floor of the would-be master bathroom, covered only by flimsy cardboard.
Governor Jan Brewer today sent a letter to President Obama formally requesting a federal Major Disaster Declaration for the Yarnell Hill Fire, which claimed 19 lives and destroyed 109 homes in Yavapai County.
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1. SENIOR JURIST SWORN IN AS TEMPORARY EGYPTIAN HEAD OF STATE Adli Mansour, the chief justice of the Supreme Constitutional Court, was sworn in as Egypt's acting head of state on Thursday, hours after military officers removed the country's first democratically elected president, Mohamed Morsi. In his first reported remarks, Mansour praised the protesters whose mass demonstrations spurred the military action, saying they "corrected the path of its glorious revolution." He also held out an olive branch to Morsi's Islamist supporters in the Muslim Brotherhood. [New York Times] ………………………………………………………………………………
A photo of the Yarnell Hill Fire where 19 firefighters were killed Sunday.