IMSA Expresses Condolences on the Loss of Nineteen Members of the Granite Mountain Hotshots



July 1, 2013


IMSA President Belinda Younger-Gurley today expressed the feelings of all IMSA members upon the news that nineteen members of the Granite Mountain Hotshots, an elite interagency wildland firefighting crew and part of the Prescott, AZ Fire Department lost their lives while battling the Yarnell Hill Fire northwest of Prescott on Sunday, June 30th.


“We are saddened to hear of the loss of these brave young firefighters.  All public safety personnel, including the members of IMSA, share in the loss of this tragic event.  Our thoughts and prayers are with their families, their fellow firefighters and the people of Prescott” Younger-Gurley said.


The National Fire Protection Association said the last wildland fire to kill more firefighters was the 1933 Griffith Park fire of Los Angeles, which killed 29.  The most firefighters lost in a single event, 340, were killed in the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks in New York, according to the NFPA website.




Ashcraft, Andrew - Age: 29

Caldwell, Robert - Age: 23

Carter, Travis - Age: 31

Deford, Dustin - Age: 24

MacKenzie, Christopher - Age: 30

Marsh, Eric - Age: 43

McKee, Grant - Age: 21

Misner, Sean - Age: 26

Norris, Scott - Age: 28

Parker, Wade - Age: 22

Percin, John - Age: 24

Rose, Anthony - Age: 23

Steed, Jesse - Age: 36

Thurston, Joe - Age: 32

Turbyfill, Travis - Age: 27

Warneke, William - Age: 25

Whitted, Clayton - Age: 28

Woyjeck, Kevin - Age: 21

Zuppiger, Garret - Age: 27


Learn more about this elite Interagency Hot Shot Team click here.


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