Home | Classifieds | Place an ad | Obituaries | Public Notices | Galleries | Opinions | Real Estate Search | 928 Media Lab | Contact Us | Subscribe
Prescott Valley Tribune | Prescott Valley, Arizona

home : latest news : local February 5, 2016


7/1/2013 10:32:00 AM
100 Club of Arizona supports families of firefighters lost in Yarnell Fire
Each family to be presented with $15,000 line of duty assistance check

PHOENIX - Tragedy struck the State of Arizona, and the nation, on Sunday evening when it was announced that 19 firefighters perished while fighting the Yarnell Hill Fire. The firefighters, members of the Prescott Fire Department's Granite Mountain Hotshot crew, were caught while battling a blaze that changed directions and left the firefighters with no way out.

Beginning on Monday and into the week, the 100 Club of Arizona, dedicated to standing behind the men and women who stand behind the badge, will provide each of the 19 families with the standard $15,000 line of duty death benefit, totaling $285,000.

"There are no words to describe this unimaginable tragedy," Executive Director Sharon Knutson-Felix said. "The Prescott community will rally together to support these families with love and encouragement, as will the 100 Club of Arizona and its members."

The 100 Club of Arizona's standard assistance after a line of duty death is $15,000, and there is a non-line of duty death aid of $5,000. The organization also provides line of duty injury assistance, safety enhancement stipends, and scholarships.

Knutson-Felix is all too familiar with the support that the 100 Club provides. She lost her husband, DPS Officer Doug Knutson in 1998 when he was struck and killed by a vehicle in the gore point of the Loop 202 freeway. The 100 Club was among the first organizations to come to her door with a check with no questions asked and no expectation.

"No loss is the same, and we cannot imagine what these families are going through, but we are proud to be able to offer financial and emotional support during this time of need," Knutson-Felix said.

Donations may be made to the 100 Club Survivors Fund in memory of Granite Mountain Hotshots online at www.100club.org or at 602-485-0100.

The 100 Club of Arizona is a nonprofit organization that provides financial assistance to public safety officers and firefighters when they are seriously injured or killed in the line of duty, and provides resources to enhance their safety and welfare. It was started in 1965.

Related Stories:
• Prescott mourns loss of 19 Granite Mountain Hotshots
• Prescott Fire Chief Dan Fraijo confirms 19 dead in Yarnell blaze


    Most Viewed     Recently Commented
•   Bradshaw ready to compete for students (413 views)

•   University leaves Prescott Valley (322 views)

•   Prescott Valley closes Fain Park (216 views)

•   PV schools earn bragging rights (214 views)

•   Starbucks among new businesses near Kohl's (212 views)





Article Comment Submission Form
Comments are not posted immediately. Submissions must adhere to our Use of Service Terms of Use agreement. Rambling or nonsensical comments may not be posted. Comments are limited to Facebook character limits. In order for us to reasonably manage this feature we may limit excessive comment entries.
Submit an Article Comment
First Name:
Required
Last Name:
Required
Telephone:
Required
Email:
Required
Comment:
Required
Passcode:
Required
Anti-SPAM Passcode Click here to see a new mix of characters.
This is an anti-SPAM device. It is not case sensitive.
   


Advanced Search

HSE - We want to hear from you
Find more about Weather in Prescott Valley, AZ
Click for weather forecast





Find It Features Blogs Milestones Extras Submit Other Publications Local Listings
Classifieds | Place an ad | Public Notices | Galleries | Opinions | Real Estate Search | Contact Us | Subscribe | e-newsletter | RSS | Site Map
LB - Favour & Wilhelmsen Probate

© Copyright 2016 Prescott Newspapers, Inc. The Prescott Valley Tribune is the information source for Prescott Valley area communities in Northern Arizona. Original content may not be reprinted or distributed without the written permission of Prescott Newspapers, Inc. Prescott Newspapers Online is a service of Prescott Newspapers, Inc. By using the Site, pvtrib.com ®, you agree to abide and be bound by the Site's terms of use and Privacy Policy, which prohibit commercial use of any information on the Site. Click here to submit your questions, comments or suggestions. Prescott Newspapers Online is a proud publication of Western News&Info Inc.® All Rights Reserved.

Software © 1998-2016 1up! Software, All Rights Reserved