New York City firefighters have chipped in to raise $30,000 for the families of the Arizona firefighters killed in the Yarnell Hill Fire in June.
Dozens of Fire Department of New York (FDNY) companies chipped in to raise the case, according to the New York Daily News (http://nydn.us/19CsvIf). The hope is to spur others around the country to contribute to the cause.
Phil Pillet, a 24-year veteran FDNY firefighter with Ladder Co. 56 in the Bronx, helped organize the fund-raiser to show support for wildland firefighters who assisted in the aftermath of the terror attacks at the World Trade Center on September 11, 2001.
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For more on donating to the Yarnell Hill Fire survivors, go to NFFF: Help the Survivors of the Fallen AZ Firefighters.
For more on the Yarnell Hill tragedy, consider Experts: Findings of Fatal Yarnell Fire May Prevent Future Deaths, Report: Erratic Fire Behavior in Wildland Fire That Killed 19 AZ Firefighters, How Weather Can Trigger an Explosive Fire, and AZ State Forester’s Remarks on Deadly Yarnell Hill Fire Cause Outcry.