RIP 19 AZ Firefighters

  • Joeyphx444

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    Jul 01, 2013 5:42 AM GMT
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    Very sad night and will be a sad day in AZ

    http://www.azcentral.com/news/arizona/articles/20130630crews-fighting-small-fires-around-Arizona.html
  • CityofDreams

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    Jul 01, 2013 6:12 AM GMT
    I already heard about it. Just horrible!
  • Menergy_1

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    Jul 01, 2013 12:55 PM GMT
    Indeed terrible! We haven't had any fatalities in New Mexico's fires that I've heard of.....thankfully. The firefighters up in a big fire in Pecos (about 10 miles from me) have just let the forest fires/wildfires burn through a huge tree-blowdonw area unchecked -- much of the area is wilderness and canyons and no way to get in and fight the fires, nor avoid such danger as the AZ firefighters got into.

    I'm very sad and choked up to read the article about the AZ fire. A tragedy.icon_cry.gif
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    Jul 01, 2013 1:12 PM GMT
    My husband's niece was a fire jumper, and her husband still is. Since fire jumpers are sometimes deployed to other parts of the country outside their own home areas, to fight major forest fires, we always worry when we hear of losses like this.

    In fact, the first thing I did was check online to see if any outside fire jumpers were involved. These were all from the same ground team in Arizona, no jumpers, so a sigh of relief for us, but still a terrible tragedy. The entire team of 20 except for 1 lookout was killed. icon_cry.gif
  • ATLANTIS7

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    Jul 01, 2013 4:16 PM GMT
    Those guys do a great and very dangerous job all over the planet they are "FIRE ANGELS" Bless them and there families.
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    Jul 01, 2013 5:54 PM GMT


    Just read about this on Yahoo news.
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    Jul 01, 2013 6:38 PM GMT
    horrible, all so young, trapped in those "bags", at least they died doing what they liked, may be AZ should review this "safety process", I know in CA, they use prison inmates to do this brush clearing on the fire, front lines
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    Jul 01, 2013 6:41 PM GMT
    Oh my God this is fucking awful... those poor guys I feel so bad for their families and friends icon_sad.gif
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    Jul 01, 2013 7:09 PM GMT
    Very sad, just very sad. Unimaginable.
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    Jul 01, 2013 7:25 PM GMT
    May their spirit and bravery always be remebered. Does anyone know if there is some way to help their families?



    Edit:

    here is a link to the account United Way is setting up. i dont think it works just yet but it should soon

    http://www.unitedwayyavapai.org/index.php?bShow=138&cat=21

    here is another site I found:

    http://www.wffoundation.org/SectionIndex.asp?SectionID=5

    let's honor these men in any way we can!
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    Jul 01, 2013 7:29 PM GMT
    http://www.prescottffcharities.org/how-you-can-help/

    The Prescott Granite Mountain Hotshots shared this link on their Facebook page just now. On the right side of the page is a "Help the families of our lost firefighters today"
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    Jul 01, 2013 7:50 PM GMT
    Very sad.
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    Jul 01, 2013 8:01 PM GMT
    We are losing TOO many heroes lately!

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    Jul 01, 2013 8:01 PM GMT


    They deserve medals.

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    I went searching for pics of AZ firefighter's awards and could find nothing like this:

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    Jul 01, 2013 8:04 PM GMT
    This is the best I could find....


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    My guts gave a flip flop when I tried imagining what those last minutes must have been like.

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    Jul 01, 2013 9:28 PM GMT
    Incredibly sad... and it looks like the danger may be increasing -
    http://www.businessweek.com/news/2013-07-01/arizona-blaze-kills-19-firefighters-as-homes-evacuated-ap-says
  • RSportsguy

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    Jul 01, 2013 11:05 PM GMT
    Very sad! My condolences to their families! icon_cry.gif
  • hebrewman

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    Jul 01, 2013 11:36 PM GMT
    i heard about this while running errands today. just god awful. i cannot imagine the suffering they must have endured. just an absolute waste of human life. is it true that this fire was arson related? i was in phx this past weekend, it felt like i was in a convection oven. i've never experienced heat like that before in my life. searing and painful just walking across the street.
  • Menergy_1

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    Jul 02, 2013 1:57 AM GMT
    I found out today the crew had been pulled off fighting the Jemez Mountain fires here near Santa Fe/Los Alamos, New Mexico and were sent back to AZ to Prescott area to battle the blaze there -- and perished.

    All killed but the lookout guy - talk about survivor's guilt feelings!

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    Jul 02, 2013 4:47 AM GMT
    Menergy_1 saidI found out today the crew had been pulled off fighting the Jemez Mountain fires here near Santa Fe/Los Alamos, New Mexico and were sent back to AZ to Prescott area to battle the blaze there -- and perished.

    All killed but the lookout guy - talk about survivor's guilt feelings!


    Yikes, I hope not (guilt) as this is the opportunity to live on behalf of all those that didn't. icon_sad.gif