Nineteen members of the Granite Mountain Hotshots, part of the Prescott Fire Department, lost their lives Sunday, June 30th, while battling the Yarnell Hill fire south of Prescott.
My name is Darin Fisher, and I am the Crew Superintendent of the Prescott Hotshots in Prescott, Arizona. For a short background, the Prescott Hotshots are a Type 1 Hotshot Crew based in Prescott, Arizona. We are a U.S. Forest Service Hotshot Crew. You can find more information on our crew here.$100,000 has been given to the Prescott Firefighter's Charities to support the families of the Granite Mountain Hotshots through this effort since July 2013.
Additional funds that are raised will benefit the Wildland Firefighter Foundation to support wildland firefighters and their families everywhere.
The Granite Mountain Hotshots were our brothers in the field, and we are doing everything in our power to support all wildland firefighters after our loss.
We applaud the amazing amount of support that our small community has received from people all over the world. In response to that support, and in response to an overwhelming demand, we have created a shirt memorializing the fallen Granite Mountain Hotshots. We are now offering them to you in an effort to raise funds for the The Wildland Fireifghter's Foundation.
This fundraising effort and the shirts are officially sanctioned by the Prescott Hotshots and the Prescott Fire Department.
Thank you for your support.