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Gosar Pays Tribute to Granite Mountain Hotshots – Rep. Paul Gosar

This week marked the ninth anniversary of the tragic passing of the 19 Granite Mountain Hotshots, who lost their lives fighting the 2013 Yarnell Hill wildfire. To this day, words cannot express my sadness to the families of these brave first responders who made the ultimate sacrifice protecting our community. Their complete selflessness and courage

Firefighters

Firefighters get pay boost, say more needed as wildfires keep growing – Cronkite News

Advocates welcomed the announcement this week that pay for federal firefighters will increase by as much as $20,000 this year, what one official called a potentially “life-changing” step for the chronically underpaid crews. But they say more still needs to be done to attract and retain crews to the dangerous job of battling wildland blazes,

Yavapai College

15 Yavapai College students undergo transformations to join firefighter ranks

Fifteen Yavapai College students emerged from a grueling 17-week fire academy mentally and physically stronger, eminently capable of responding to emergencies and bonded with a cadre of lifelong friends. Their transformational academy experience earned them each the honor of joining the revered ranks of the fire service. “The mindset changed from ‘I am here for

Wildfires

Strong, swirling winds complicate New Mexico wildfire fight

Strong, fast winds complicated work for firefighters in northeast New Mexico on Sunday as they battled two major blazes, though the rural area’s major population center appeared to finally be safe from the worst danger. “It’s been a challenging day. The winds have picked up; they haven’t let up,” fire spokesperson Todd Abel said Sunday

Wildfires

Crooks Fire Update, May 1, 2022

Current as of 5/1/2022, 5:23:27 PM Incident Type: Wildfire Cause: Undetermined Date of Origin: Monday April 18th, 2022 approx. 10:00 AM Location: 11 miles south of Prescott Arizona Incident Commander: Rocky W. Opliger, CIIMT 4 Coordinates: 34.403 latitude, -112.426 longitude Current Situation Total Personnel: 826 Size: 9,402 Acres Percent of Perimeter Contained: 75% Estimated Containment

Wildfires

Massive flames force evacuation of hundreds of Arizona homes

[Editor’s Note: InciWeb is calling this the Tunnel Fire.] Winds kicked up a towering wall of flames in rural northern Arizona on Tuesday, tearing through two-dozen structures and forcing the evacuation of more than 700 homes. Coconino County declared an emergency Tuesday as the fast-moving wildfire outside of the Northern Arizona University college town of

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