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10 Year Anniversary Memorial Plans Underway for Granite Mountain 19 Hotshots

In 2013, nineteen Granite Mountain AZ firefighters died fighting a wildfire in Yarnell, AZ.

Prescott AZ  – On June 30, 2013, nineteen brothers, sons, fathers, and husbands lost their lives fighting the Yarnell Hill Fire in Yavapai County, Arizona. To remember the nineteen fallen firefighters, a team of wildland fire personnel and law enforcement partners began work in November 2022 to plan a commemoration event in honor of the Granite Mountain Hotshots.

On Friday, June 30, at 3:00 in the afternoon, the Granite Mountain Hotshots Commemoration Team will host a public memorial at the Yavapai County Courthouse, Prescott. While specific event details continue to be worked out, the team designed the event to conclude at 4:32 p.m. because, at that time on every June 30th since 2013, the Yavapai County courthouse rings nineteen bell chimes to honor the fallen hotshots.

More information on the commemoration event will be released as details are finalized. The City of Prescott created a website for the public memorial and they will update that site as information becomes available.

Agencies participating on the Granite Mountain Hotshots Commemoration Team include local, state and federal cooperators; the City of Prescott, the Arizona Department of Forestry and Fire Management, Prescott Fire Department, Central Arizona Fire and Medical Authority, the Prescott National Forest, the Bureau of Land Management, and various Phoenix-area fire departments.

The City of Prescott Commemoration Event Link is available at https://bit.ly/3Lc1Onx .


  1. Dylan Marsh, Brilliant Plank says:

    Take part or observe time to observe on this planet. Namaste. Souls will be kind.

  2. Ted says:

    Marked the calendar for our youth group and chaperones and suggest it for others. Teach our children to respect sacrifice by those tasked to protect us and enroll kids in programs that provide service to community. Thank you.

  3. Bob, Uptown says:

    Hard to get truth out before it’s manipulated

  4. Lest We Forget says:



    If you can’t recall this man’s name and deeds, then teach your children by sharing this information. SHARE it. Watch it.

  5. Dania Garcia, PV says:

    Hello Arizona thanks for posting this event and remind your readers that it’s coming up! Time to mark your calendars to honor these lost heroes. (article online)

  6. @Dania says:


  7. Helen Younger, Clover Park says:

    June 30 remembered

  8. F.A.Dilday, Nevada says:

    Jesus’s comfort is yours. Seek Him.

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