Yarnell Hill Fire: Scholarship fund for firefighters' families - KFVS12 News & Weather Cape Girardeau, Carbondale, Poplar Bluff

Yarnell Hill Fire: Scholarship fund for fallen firefighters' families

Posted: Updated:
(Source: CBS 5 News) (Source: CBS 5 News)
PRESCOTT, AZ (AP) -

Yavapai College is creating a scholarship fund for the children and spouses of the 19 firefighters who died battling the wildfire in Yarnell.

Officials at the Prescott school say some of the Granite Mountain Hotshots team members were Yavapai College students and many were in its fire science program.

The Granite Mountain Hotshots Scholarship Fund will provide two-year scholarships for the community college education needs of the children and spouses of the fallen firefighters.

Once the higher education needs of the families are met, any additional funds will be used to provide scholarships for students in the college's fire science program.

School officials say it's the first fire science degree program in Arizona to be accredited by the International Fire Service Accreditation Congress.

Copyright 2013 Associated Press. All rights reserved.

  • Also on KFVS12.comMore>>

  • Sidebar: Yarnell Hill Fire

    Wildfires

    Thursday, December 19 2013 8:02 PM EST2013-12-20 01:02:20 GMT
    SPECIAL SECTION SLIDESHOWS VIDEOS RESOURCES
    SPECIAL SECTION SLIDESHOWS VIDEOS RESOURCES
  • Arizona WildfiresMore>>

  • UPDATE

    Wildfire in southern AZ fully contained

    Wildfire in southern AZ fully contained

    Sunday, April 20 2014 10:18 PM EDT2014-04-21 02:18:16 GMT
    © CBS 5 News© CBS 5 News
    Fire officials say a lightning-caused blaze hasn't threatened any structures but charred an estimated 600 acres on a large ranch in southeastern Arizona. Sonoita-Elgin Fire District Battalion Chief Kevin
    Cochise County Sheriff's Office spokeswoman Carol Capas said crews mopped up the O'Donell Fire about three miles southeast of Elgin.
  • UPDATE

    Progress: Brown Fire now 25 percent contained

    Progress: Brown Fire now 25 percent contained

    Friday, April 18 2014 5:09 PM EDT2014-04-18 21:09:36 GMT
    Brown Fire in ArizonaBrown Fire in Arizona
    The human-caused Brown Fire is burning northwest of Sierra Vista, said Heidi Schewel of the Coronado National Forest Fire Department.
    The human-caused Brown Fire is burning northwest of Sierra Vista, said Heidi Schewel of the Coronado National Forest Fire Department.
  • UPDATE

    AZ wildfires spark restrictions on national forests, state land

    AZ wildfires spark restrictions on national forests, state land

    Thursday, April 17 2014 7:50 PM EDT2014-04-17 23:50:39 GMT
    Arizona wildfire restrictionsArizona wildfire restrictions
    The U.S. Forest Service is planning to enact fire restrictions Friday, about one month earlier than normal. Campfire and smoking restrictions will take effect at 8 a.m. on the Coconino, Kaibab, Prescott
    Campfire and smoking restrictions will take effect at 8 a.m. on the Coconino, Kaibab, Prescott and Tonto National Forests.
Powered by WorldNow

310 Broadway
Cape Girardeau, MO 63701

FCC Public File
publicfile@kfvs12.com
573-335-1212
EEO Report
Closed Captioning

All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Worldnow and KFVS12. All Rights Reserved.
For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.