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Northwest Fire to disband Ironwood Hotshot crew

Northwest Fire to disband Ironwood Hotshot crew

The Northwest Fire District announced Tuesday it would disband its hotshot crew at the end of the wildfire season as a cost-saving measure and an effort to improve core services and reduce the tax rate for district residents.

March 05, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Northwest Fire to decide on future of hotshot crew

Northwest Fire to decide on future of hotshot crew

Tucson’s only hotshot crew believes it is about to be disbanded.

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Fine sought in Arizona firefighters' deaths

Fine sought in Arizona firefighters' deaths

PHOENIX — Arizona's workplace safety agency on Wednesday recommended that the state Forestry Division pay a nearly $560,000 fine in the deaths of 19 firefighters. The citations proposed by the Arizona Division of Occupational Safety and Health say forestry officials managing the Yarnell Hil…

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Radio problems cited in deaths of 19 Arizona firefighters

Radio problems cited in deaths of 19 Arizona firefighters

PRESCOTT, Ariz. — A three-month investigation into the June deaths of 19 Arizona firefighters found that the men ceased radio communication for a half hour before they were killed in a wildfire blaze. The report did not assign blame, and some family members say that reluctance could put othe…

September 28, 2013 11:08 am Related Loading…
Doubts raised about rebuilding Prescott fire team

Doubts raised about rebuilding Prescott fire team

Firefighters and others in Prescott have showed a resolve toward rebuilding an elite firefighting team that lost 19 of its members in a wildfire in late June near Yarnell.

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Widow: Arizona lawmakers must address hotshot crew benefits

Widow: Arizona lawmakers must address hotshot crew benefits

The widow of one of the 19 firefighters killed in a June 30 wildfire near Prescott Thursday called for a special session of the Arizona Legislature to address benefits issues for firefighters' families. Roxanne Warneke, widow of firefighter BillyWarneke of the Tucson area, said her husband …

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Arizona hotshot survivor: “Why wasn’t I there with them?”

Arizona hotshot survivor: “Why wasn’t I there with them?”

PHOENIX — The surviving member of a firefighting crew that lost 19 members to the Yarnell Hill Fire says he was devastated and went “numb” after learning that men he considered his brothers were dead, and he wonders why he alone was spared.

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Tucson salons to raise money for families of Granite Mountain Hotshots

Gadabout and VerVe salons will raise money for the families of the fallen Granite Mountain Hotshots from Aug. 1-3. 

July 31, 2013 10:00 am

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