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Granite Mountain Hotshots

Last Words Revealed In Arizona Blaze That Killed 19 Firefighters

Reuters | Posted 02.16.2014 | Green

By David Schwartz PHOENIX, Dec 16 (Reuters) - Faced by roaring flames driven at his team by gale-force winds and seeing no way out, th...

Up Against the Wall, Community Healing and Public Art

Jacob Devaney | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
Jacob Devaney

t was meant as an offering to the town. It was meant as way for the local community to assert their love for Prescott's colorful past while reminding newcomers to respect its history and preserve its natural beauty.

Mayor Embroiled In Controversy To Learn His Fate

AP | FELICIA FONSECA | Posted 10.27.2013 | Politics

By FELICIA FONSECA, The ASSOCIATED PRESS FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. -- An Arizona mayor who angered families of 19 firefighters by saying not all are entitle...

Lessons From An Inferno

Ted Harro | Posted 10.13.2013 | Business
Ted Harro

Many of us read with sadness about the deaths of 19 members of the elite Granite Mountain Hotshots firefighting team earlier this summer. Despite thei...

Thousands To Pay Final Tribute To Fallen Arizona Firemen

Reuters | Posted 09.08.2013 | Green

By Tim Gaynor PHOENIX, July 9 (Reuters) - Thousands of mourners, including firefighters from around the country and U.S. Vice Presiden...

Procession Brings Fire Fighters Home

AP | AMANDA LEE MYERS and JACQUES BILLEAUD | Posted 09.06.2013 | Religion

PRESCOTT, Ariz. — Nineteen firefighters killed in a wildfire a week ago went home for the last time on Sunday, their bodies traveling in individ...

Shifting Wildfires: Mourning Arizona's Best and Bravest

OnEarth | Posted 09.02.2013 | Green

By Michael Kodas, OnEarth "We are the land of the free because of the brave," announced Frank Ayers, chancellor of Embry-Riddle Aeronautical Universit...

Arizona Firefighter Who Built Hotshots Died Trying To Protect Crew

AP | HANNAH DREIER | Posted 09.02.2013 | Impact

PRESCOTT, Ariz. — Eric Marsh built the Granite Mountain Hotshots from nothing – and died trying to protect the crew that friends say const...

Why Were the Granite Mountain Hotshots at Risk?

Landon Jones | Posted 09.02.2013 | Green
Landon Jones

Hotshots earn something like $13 an hour -- though their paychecks grow during the fire season. But what were the Granite Mountain Hotshots defending?