Yuma Fire Department sends crews to help in Prescott
Story by 13 On Your Side Newsroom
Photo of YFD personnel handling calls for service at Prescott Fire Department Station #72 (Engineer Don Humphrey, Firefighter Francisco Leon, and Captain Richard Root). Photo courtesy of YFD.
(13 On Your Side) – With the funeral services for the 19 fallen hotshots
beginning this week, the Yuma Fire Department has sent help to Prescott to
relieve their firefighters during this time of grieving.
Yuma Fire Department fire crew members left town Saturday to run emergency
calls while Prescott
firefighters attend funeral services for the 19 members of the Granite Mountain
Hotshots, an elite group of firefighters, who were killed while battling the
Yarnell Hill wildfire.
are many agencies throughout the state taking turns taking the load off of the
Prescott Fire Department," said Public Information Officer Mike Erfert, with
the Yuma Fire Department. "This is much closer to home being a community just a
few hours away from us."
also tells us that they are able to help out in Prescott
without reducing their ability to serve the Yuma community.
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