Casa Grande firefighters
Some of the Casa Grande firefighters who participated in memorials and helped cover Prescott fire stations after the death of 19 wildland firefighters were, from left, engineer Tim Hess, firefighter Bobby Gorden, Assistant Fire Chief Jim Morgan, Wildland Coordinator Jim Stout and firefighter/paramedic Pete Benzing. Not pictured are Capt. Anthony Silver, Capt. Brandon Baker, Fire Chief Scott Miller and firefighters Kyle Wright and Nano Rodriguez.
Two ladder trucks use their ladders to form an arch over the entrance to the Prescott city cemetery. Casa Grande’s truck is on the far left. Wildland Coordinator Jim Stout said 10 of Prescott’s firefighters were buried there. The Prescott Firefighters Foundation ordered 19 headstones so all will be remembered.
Thank you note
Casa Grande firefighters returned from lunch to find that someone had put thank you notes on all of their truck’s doors.
Posted: Monday, August 19, 2013 8:00 am
Updated: 9:27 am, Mon Aug 19, 2013.
Firefighters make up a tight-knit community — even when they belong to different agencies. When 19 of the 20 wildland firefighters in Prescott’s Granite Mountain Hotshots crew were killed June 30, fire departments all over Arizona were affected.
Casa Grande firefighter and paramedic Pete Benzing said Prescott’s fire department is about the size of Casa Grande’s.
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Monday, August 19, 2013 8:00 am.
Updated: 9:27 am.