Friday 6.29.18

WOtD  

"Hotshots 19"
30 Air Squats
19 Power Cleans 135/95  95/55
7 Strict Pull Ups
400m Run

6 RFT


The Yarnell Hill Fire was a wildfire near Yarnell, Arizona, ignited by lightning on June 28, 2013. On June 30, it overran and killed 19 City of Prescott firefighters, members of the Granite Mountain Hotshots.

The lone survivor from the 20-man crew was 21-year-old Brendan McDonough. He had been serving as a lookout when the fire threatened to overtake his position. McDonough was about to deploy his safety shelter when he was rescued by Brian Frisby, the Superintendent of the Blue Ridge Hotshots, who was monitoring the radio communications between McDonough and the Granite Mountain IHC Captain. Frisby and McDonough moved the crew's vehicles to a safer location, which they were doing at the time of Granite Mountain crew entrapment. After moving the vehicles, Frisby and other members of the Blue Ridge Hotshots attempted to rescue the entrapped Granite Mountain Hotshots but were forced back by the intense flames and heat of the fire. Driving through the streets of Yarnell, the Blue Ridge Hotshots evacuated several residents who had failed to evacuate earlier. Frisby and his assistant eventually made their way to the entrapment site and were some of the first individuals to find the deployment site and the remains of the Granite Mountain crew.

               Eric March, 43                                            John Percin, 24
               Andrew Ashcraft, 29                                   Anthony Rose, 23
               Robert Caldwell, 23                                    Jesse Steed, 36
               Travis Carter, 31                                        Joe Thurston, 32
               Dustin Deford, 24                                       Travis Turbyfill, 27
               Christopher MacKenzie, 30                        William Warneke, 25
               Grant McKee, 21                                        Clayton Whitted, 28
               Sean Misner, 26                                         Kevin Woyjeck, 21
               Scott Norris, 28                                          Garret Zuppiger, 27
               Wade Parker, 22
COR 620