Pine District Update for July 3, 2013
Peoria Offers Assistance to Prescott and Yavapai County
Support After Firefighter Tragedy
As we now know, the Prescott Fire Department suffered unimaginable loss yesterday when 19 firefighters from the Granite Mountain Hotshot crew were overcome while working the Yarnell Hill Fire.
The City of Peoria has offered our support to the communities in Yavapai County that are dealing with the tragic loss of life yesterday. City Manager Carl Swenson has authorized the Peoria Fire Department to offer whatever assistance is needed by communities during this very difficult time. Our Human Resource Department has made a similar offer to Yavapai County and Prescott from a personnel standpoint. Mr. Swenson has also been in contact with the Town Manager in Wickenburg letting him know that we stand ready to help with whatever they may need as well.
Some of you have asked me how you might donate to the families of the fallen firefighters. One way, if you are one who would like to contribute, would be to donate to the 100 Club of Arizona. This organization provides immediate financial assistance and support to families of public safety officers and firefighters injured or killed in the line of duty. To make a donation to the 100 Club's Survivor Fund in memory of the Granite Mountain Hotshots, click: http://www.100club.org/web/100CLUB/GetInvolved/Fund.aspx .