Devastating news no matter who you are... Prescott Arizona Fire & Rescue reported the worst news of their lives last night... GONE- 19 young, hardworking firemen died 6/30/13 trying to save the lives and homes of others. There are now 19 different families in shock and grieving for their lost son, husband, dad, brother, co-worker and friends. The average age of these young men was 22 years-young. A brother of one of our fallen asked me to start this fund. 100% of the donations will be split equally, 19 ways to the families of our fallen firefighters.
"Pick you your shovels boys there's smoke in the air, Lightening has struck and they need us there.
Into the trucks and gear, fire knows not the cost,
If it's not stopped, innocent lives will be lost.
The fire is running and there's no time to spare... Dig that line and drag that hose, bring all the forces to bear.
But, the wind's coming up and something is wrong, RUN boys, RUN, that fire is too strong!
Pull of your packs and into your shelters,
Pray for our children and for their mothers.
The fire has passed and so have we.
Into the wind like the smoke through the trees.
After they stop that fire they call Yarnell Hill,
Our brothers will honor us and drink toasts to their fill.
We're joining our brothers in a legendary crew.
If other join us tomorrow please let them be few..."
(taken from FaceBook- M. Greenhalgh, Walker Fire)