Firefighters present a bronzed Pulaski tool, an American flag and an Arizona flag to family members of the 19 Granite Mountain Hotshots who died fighting the Yarnell Hill fire June 30. The Pulaski tool is a hand tool that has been used in wildland firefighting for more than 100 years, and represents the wildland firefighting community. Tuesday’s ceremony, “Brothers – A Celebration of Life,” took place at Tim’s Toyota Center in Prescott Valley. See dCourier.com for photo galleries of the…
Yarnell Hill Fire Hot Shots | The Yarnell Hill Fire started on June 28, 2013, caused by lightning. * The firefighters had apparently deployed fire shelters, but not all of the bodies were found inside them. The city of Prescott released the names of the 19 firefighters on July 1, 2014. The lone survivor from the 20-man crew was 21 year-old Brendan McDonough.
A firefighter takes a photo of the statue of a wildland firefighter outside the memorial service at Tim's Toyota Center in Prescott Valley. The statue was donated by the City of Bosie and transported to Prescott in time for the memorial.
Juliann Ashcraft, of Prescott, the wife of Andrew Ashcraft, who was killed battling the Yarnell Hill Fire hugs Andrew's father, Tom Ashcraft of Prescott in front of Prescott Fire Station #7 on Monday, July 1, 2013. Nineteen firefighters have died in the Yarnell Hill Fire that has ripped through half of the town and sent residents to Prescott for safety. (AP Photo/The Arizona Republic, David Wallace)