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post #1 of 17 Old 07-01-2013, 08:58 PM Thread Starter
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19 fire fighters die, all Prescott Hot Shots

These guys were form my town. They gave there lives, made the ultimate sacrifice protecting others lives and property. You can read about it here https://www.facebook.com/InMemoryOfP...ocation=stream

It is going to be tough going here in Prescott for awhile. Your prayers or any other help you could give these families would be appreciated.

Fire is still burning in Yarnell, As I type this I can here helicopters flying over.
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post #2 of 17 Old 07-01-2013, 09:21 PM
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i immediately thought of you guys over there and was hoping you all were ok. dunno if you or 19willys51 or monstarz knew any of those guys but my hats off to them and my prayers go out to thier families. anyone who fights fire is in my book a badass for the exact reason which happened to take place to these hero's. over here we are dealing with our own fire in the gila national forest which as of a few days ago had burned over 140 square miles and is only 35% contained, making it the largest fire in the u.s. right now. i can only hope that it was quick and they didnt suffer, i cant think of a much worse way to leave this world.

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Craig, prayers are definitely coming your way from this household. If there are any local funds set up for financial help maybe you can post them here or send them to me privately. I know there are national organizations set up for that, but even those give me pause as in the past it had been found that funds somehow were diverted to causes from which they were intended. Our hearts go out to all the families who are effected by this catastrophe and especially the families of those who perished. May God accept them into his Kingdom.
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Thanks guys for your kind words. Tonight we are having a community wide memorial service. I don’t know what to suggest as far as charitable giving, I would say to check the Facebook page in my first post.
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Wow. It amazes me when things like this happen. What an incredible tragedy. And how amazing that there are people who deliberately put themselves in harm's way to help others. I know a few of them. It takes a special person to be a firefighter, a cop, a soldier...

I always wanted to be a firefighter, but I have asthma. Mad respect for all firefighters, though.

My thoughts are with y'all. The families, of course, but this kind of thing affects the whole community.

Rest in peace, fellas. You earned it.




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Some photos of the fire's aftermath

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/arti...vastation.html
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post #7 of 17 Old 07-02-2013, 05:49 PM
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Jesus. That's heartbreaking. It already was, but a picture speaks more sometimes.




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to think some of those guys were here fighting the silver fire, i had no idea.

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Words escape me... A horrible tragedy
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post #10 of 17 Old 07-02-2013, 08:25 PM Thread Starter
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These are not my words , but they are my wife's. I'm not much of a word smith.
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Reading the stories of the Hotshots today and learning about their families has been sad but also uplifting. These men were the definition of brave. They put their bodies between us and the flames in order to save as many lives and properties as they could, not just here in Prescott, but all over the country. They didn't run away from danger, but toward it. God help me to learn from their example.
" Greater love has no one than this, that someone lay down his life for his friends" John 14:13
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