Photo Friday: A Tribute to Arizona Firefighters

12 Jul

The recent tragedy of the deaths of the young men from the Granite Mountain Hotshots in Prescott has hit our state hard. In memory of those brave men, and in a tribute to all firefighters past and present, we thought we would share a photo from our photo files on Firefighters. The guys in the shiny red trucks are immediately recognizable as firefighters. From childhood we are taught the meaning and symbolism behind these red trucks and men in uniforms. But when fires start in our forests and wilderness areas it is often the wildland firefighters who rush out to fight these fires. Their mission is the same, but the obstacles are different. Instead of manuevering burning buildings these men are skirting scorched landscapes and forests, chasing fires whose playgrounds quickly become entire forests or mountainsides. The Wildland Firefighter Foundation is a nonprofit dedicated to help families of firefighters and injured firefighters. Check out their website to learn what you can do to thank men like the Granite Mountain Hotshots who spend every day of their lives working for our safety! Firefighters of all kinds do dangerous, important work so our lives and homes can be safe and we are all thankful for the work they do and the sacrifices they make!

Photograph from PC 1000-Subjects-Firefighters. As always, if you would like to use any of the photos seen here on the blog please contact ahsref@azhs.gov for information on image reproduction.

Photograph from PC 1000-Subjects-Firefighters. As always, if you would like to use any of the photos seen here on the blog please contact ahsref@azhs.gov for information on image reproduction.

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