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The U.S. Fire Administration (USFA) has received notice of the following firefighter fatalities: AZ

It is in great sadness and great tragedy that we as a Brotherhood post the 44th thru 62nd Line Of Duty Deaths for 2013 from the United States Fire Administration. Fellow Brother Firefighters and members of the Granite Mountain Interagency Hotshot Crew have made the ultimate sacrifice in love for their fellow man. Our sincerest condolences go out to all their families and friends of the Granite Mountain Interagency Hotshot Crew and our brothers & sisters of the Prescott Fire Department and Arizona Departmenf Forestry.



Names are listed in order: L - R & Top - Bottom.


William Warneke
Rank: Firefighter
Age: 25
Gender: Male

Wade Parker
Rank: Firefighter
Age: 22
Gender: Male

Andrew Ashcraft
Rank: Firefighter
Age: 29
Gender: Male

Dustin Deford
Rank: Firefighter
Age: 24
Gender: Male

Grant McKee
Rank: Firefighter
Age: 21
Gender: Male

Robert Caldwell
Rank: Firefighter
Age: 23
Gender: Male

Kevin Woyjeck
Rank: Firefighter
Age: 21
Gender: Male

John Percin
Rank: Firefighter
Age: 24
Gender: Male

Joe Thurston
Rank: Firefighter
Age: 32
Gender: Male

Clayton Whitted
Rank: Firefighter
Age: 28
Gender: Male

Eric Marsh
Rank: Firefighter
Age: 43
Gender: Male

Jesse Steed
Rank: Firefighter
Age: 36
Gender: Male

Travis Turbyfill
Rank: Firefighter
Age: 27
Gender: Male

Sean Misner
Rank: Firefighter
Age: 26
Gender: Male

Scott Norris
Rank: Firefighter
Age: 28
Gender: Male

Anthony Rose
Rank: Firefighter
Age: 23
Gender: Male

Garret Zuppiger
Rank: Firefighter
Age: 27
Gender: Male

Christopher MacKenzie
Rank: Firefighter
Age: 30
Gender: Male


Travis Carter
Rank: Firefighter
Age: 31
Gender: Male




Fire Department: Prescott Fire Department
Address: 1700 Iron Springs RD, Prescott, AZ 86305
Fire Department Chief: Dan Fraijo


Incident Description: Nineteen firefighters, members of the Granite Mountain Interagency Hotshot Crew, were killed while working the Yarnell Hill fire near Yarnell, Arizona, when their position was overrun by flames. The Yarnell Hill fire was listed at 800 acres on Sunday morning. When a thunder cell passed over, the fire blew up. Wind gusts of 40-50 mph occurred. Fire crews were reported to have deployed their fire shelters at about 1755hrs. Because of poor visibility, fire behavior, and high wind, no contact was made with the crew for a little more than an hour. Shortly thereafter, confirmation of the multiple firefighter fatalities was made. Investigation into the fatal incident continues.


Incident Location: West of Yarnell, AZ


Tribute is being paid to the fallen firefighters of the Granite Mountain Interagency Hotshot Crew at http://apps.usfa.fema.gov/firefighter-fatalities/



To date, 62 firefighter fatalities have been reported to USFA in 2013. Year-to-date and annual USFA firefighter fatality reports are posted online at http://apps.usfa.fema.gov/firefighter-fatalities/fatalityData/stati...

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