Honoring the AZ Firefighters

On June 30, 2013, 19 Granite Mountain Hotshots firefighters lost their lives while battling a 2,000-acre wildfire in Yarnell Hill, which is just south of Prescott, Arizona. We couldn’t begin to fathom the heartbreak of this loss — to their families and friends, their fellow firefighters, and their community.

But what we could do was reach out to help.

To honor these firefighters and their families, R&R Partners Foundation — along with our client American Medical Response — hosted a compression-only CPR training course on August 19th.

Employees, their families and friends at each of our eight office locations were invited and each participant donated $19, one dollar for each of the19 families who were affected by this tragedy.

“$19 for 19” raised over $2,300 that day, a small token of our respect for their sacrifice. The firefighters who were lost that day will always be in our hearts…

Andrew Ashcraft – Age: 29

Robert Caldwell – Age: 23

Travis Carter – Age: 31

Dustin Deford – Age: 24

Christopher MacKenzie – Age: 30

Eric Marsh – Age: 43

Grant McKee – Age: 21

Sean Misner – Age: 26

Scott Norris – Age: 28

Wade Parker – Age: 22

John Percin – Age: 24

Anthony Rose – Age: 23

Jesse Steed – Age: 36

Joe Thurston – Age: 32

Travis Turbyfill – Age: 27

William Warneke – Age: 25

Clayton Whitted – Age: 28

Kevin Woyjeck – Age: 21

Garret Zuppiger – Age: 27