Tribute to the Arizona Firefighters





Below is a list of links to stories about the AZ fire fighters who lost their lives.

“With no way out, the Prescott-based crew did what they were trained to do: They unfurled their foil-lined, heat-resistant tarps and rushed to cover themselves. But that last, desperate line of defense couldn’t save them.”

“The deaths of the Granite Mountain Hotshots marked the nation’s biggest loss of firefighters in a wildfire in 80 years. Only one member of the 20-person crew survived, and that was because he was moving the unit’s truck at the time.”  Huffington Post


It’s a Disaster blog did an outside job on article, photos and video on the fallen heros.


Breitbart website has a video  on it of a very personal nature.  The video has personal facts about fire fighters.


Fire did a great write up of biographies on the firefighters.  It is hard to believe how young most of them were.

If you haven’t already, please take a minute a send a prayer to the families. 



Volunteers Wanted: Hospital Exercise


Providence Hospital Exercises – volunteer victims and moulage artists needed!

Another great opportunity for practice from our partners at Providence.  Plan to arrive 2 hours PRIOR to the start of each exercise – Even with 4 of us last time – it took us the entire 2 hours to get all the victims – looking hurt :)  per Sandi Olsabeck

Like to scream, moan, complain and be difficult?

Do we have a job for you!

                                             Voluntary Victims are needed!!

You can help save lives.  Your presence at training drills increases the level of realism for emergency responders.  This in turn creates an exercise that offers many of the same stressors and life like elements of a true emergency without the life threatening repercussions.

Who can be a Volunteer Victim?

Anyone of any age who has read the guidelines and signs an agreement (or obtains a signature from their parent or guardian if under 18).

 Make sure you wear clothes that can get stained, damaged and wet.  In addition, wear appropriate clothes under these such as a swimsuit to ensure you are most comfortable.  You may be seen in only the under layer of clothing!

Lunch will be provided for all volunteers! Continue reading