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Ray Ring on Yarnell Hill fire fatalities, in context

Cally Carswell | Jul 02, 2013 01:20 PM
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Here's a link indicating that mistakes led to the 19 deaths at the Yarnell fire -- http://www.investigativemedia.com/[…]/ ... It's an initial investigation by John Dougherty, [...]

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Tom Ricketts on Yarnell Hill fire fatalities, in context

Cally Carswell | Jul 02, 2013 01:20 PM
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I am also a former squad boss and firefighter for the feds. Whatever the investigation into the Yarnell Hill Fire tragedy turns up, there are [...]

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Al Alvarez on Yarnell Hill fire fatalities, in context

Cally Carswell | Jul 02, 2013 01:20 PM
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Cally; I justread over the article and I stand corrected! Kyle is referring to how it used to be some years back, but investigations and [...]

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Charles R Buchanan on Yarnell Hill fire fatalities, in context

Cally Carswell | Jul 02, 2013 01:20 PM
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From Mountain Center, Riverside County, So.Calif: amen,to the comments of Mary Jo Sage.

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Mary Jo Sage on Yarnell Hill fire fatalities, in context

Cally Carswell | Jul 02, 2013 01:20 PM
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I own a home in a heavily wooded area in Colorado. My feeling about any fire in the area is: Don't risk anyone's life for [...]

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Cally Carswell on Yarnell Hill fire fatalities, in context

Cally Carswell | Jul 02, 2013 01:20 PM
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Hi Al, That wasn't my friend's statement -- he said what you're saying -- but an excerpt from piece Outside Magazine editor, and former hotshot, [...]

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Al Alvarez on Yarnell Hill fire fatalities, in context

Cally Carswell | Jul 02, 2013 01:20 PM
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I have to disagree with your medic friend's statement that "in wildland fire fighting their's no higher priority then protecting homes." If you look at [...]

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Bruce Grubbs on Yarnell Hill fire fatalities, in context

Cally Carswell | Jul 02, 2013 01:20 PM
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You missed one fatal fire- Battlement Mesa on the BLM Grand Junction District, in July 1977, when 4 members of the Mormon Lake Hotshots (Arizona) [...]

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Deb Dedon on Yarnell Hill fire fatalities, in context

Cally Carswell | Jul 02, 2013 01:20 PM
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I must ask this. Why are homes, which can be re-built, worth such risk? From my admittedly non-wildland point of view, wouldn't removing all living [...]

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Tom Applegate on Yarnell Hill fire fatalities, in context

Cally Carswell | Jul 02, 2013 01:20 PM
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As a former wildland firefighter and squad boss I'd like to know more about the morning security briefing given to the crew boss, what aerial [...]

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