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Updated Jun 30, 2014 - 7:05 am

Prescott making arrangements for busy Yarnell tragedy anniversary

(Photo/City of Prescott Deputy City Manager Alison Zelms)

PHOENIX -- It'll no doubt be a busy day around the city of Prescott as it mourns the loss of the 19 fallen Granite Mountain Hotshots Monday.

Deputy City Manager Alison Zelms said it's making special arrangements for its workers as a result.

"The city will be closing our service from 3 (p.m.) to 5 (p.m.) on Monday the 30th to allow our employees to attend the memorial service at Courthouse Square," Zelms said.

The ceremony, which begins at 4 p.m., will have music and several tributes to the fallen firefighters.

"We do have a joint police and fire honor guard," Zelms said. "We also have a bagpipe band that's going to be there (and) there will be ringing of bells at 4:42 p.m., which was the essential time of passing of the 19 hotshots."

The city has also passed an anniversary proclamation that includes a change to the uniforms of city firefighters, Zelms said.

"The official uniform of the Prescott Fire Department will now forever hold an orange 19' logo in honor of their memory," she said.

To see more about Prescott's anniversary memorials and events, visit

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A southern California native, Mark Remillard began working in radio in 2010 while in community college as a host of late night and weekend programming for publicly supported 88.5 FM KSBR. While working through college, Mark also interned for the Bill Handel Radio Program at Los Angeles' KFI AM640, where he began his work in journalism. Mark moved to Arizona in August 2012 to finish his bachelor's degree at Arizona State University's Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication and graduated in August 2014. Mark began working as a reporter for KTAR in November 2012.


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