The tragedy at Yarnel has affected all of us. This terrible event points out the danger our Volunteers face when they are helping keep our community safe. We cannot emphasize enough our gratitude to them for the effort they make on our behalf.
The Granite Mountain Hotshots were active in Walker and had last been in our area at the Green Gate Fire. While our Volunteer’s might not have know them personally they had worked side by side and had the bond that Firefighters share.
If you know any of the families affected please send our condolences for their loss.
We have received offers of assistance from the community for the victim’s families. The WFPA will be making a donation to the memorial fund established for the families when one is identified. Any funds donated to the WFPA for that purpose will be forwarded on.