Some of the families of 19 firefighters who died in the line of duty in Prescott, AZ are being denied benefits they thought they would be getting. Is the City of Prescott to blame, or did the Fire Service fail them?Read More »
On June 30th, 19 Prescott, AZ Professional Firefighters died while operating as a part of the Granite Mountain Hotshots. They died while fighting a fire in Yarnell Hill, AZ. On July 9th, a very fitting memorial service was held to honor the lives of our fallen brothers.Read More »
Watch live coverage of the Memorial on FireCritic.com: On Tuesday, all 19 firefighters will be honored at a memorial. The Granite Mountain Hotshots survivor, Brendan McDonough is slated to read the Hotshot's prayer during the service at Tim's Toyota Center in Prescott Valley.Read More »
Best of the Rest – Firehouse Expo 2013, FDNY Probie Manual, Flame Fest, People Worth Dying For…and MUCH MORE!
Best of the Rest - Firehouse Expo 2013, FDNY Probie Manual, Flame Fest, People Worth Dying For...and MUCH MORE!Read More »
All of the funds donated to the Yarnell Hill NFFF Fire Hero Fund will be used by the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation to provide long term programs and assistance to the families and the coworkers of the firefighters who died in Yarnell, Arizona.Read More »
The city of Prescott has released the names of the 19 firefighters who were killed in the Yarnell Hill Fire Sunday night.Read More »
A time-lapse shot on 6/30/13 at 4:00 PM of the Yarnell Hill Wildfire. Viewed from the south off of highway 89, the flames reach the peak of the mountain. Created by Matt OssRead More »
There will be a 10am press conference in the morning at the Prescott Council Chambers to give some more detail on the incident at the Yarnell Hill Fire. The crew that was deployed had 20 hotshot members. 19 of them have died after being overrun by fire.Read More »
Another House Burns, Another Fire Department Doesn't Respond…Yet another reason to have Fire Protection. Chino Valley Fire District does not respond outside their Territory…Or do they?
Chino Valley Fire District (CVFD) received a request to respond to a structure fire on North Juniper Drive in Paulden on the morning of November 4, 2010. Because the property was located outside the boundaries of the Chino Valley Fire District, an engine was not dispatched. The Prescott Regional Communication Center received reports of a house heavily involved with fire. The house was completely destroyed by the fire. Approximately thirty minutes after the initial call, CVFD was requested by Yavapai County Sheriff's Office to respond to a medical emergency at the same address. An engine was dispatched, found no medical emergency, and returned to the station.Read More »
Lake Havasu City Fire Department Hires 9 Firefighters Using SAFER Funding…Here is their 4 Week Recruit School
Here is a very well done video documenting the 4 week recruit school for 9 rookie firefighters in Lake Havasu, Arizona. The Lake Havasu Fire Department has 6 stations which cover 52 square miles. I am unsure if the FD ...Read More »