Wildland firefighter memorial

By: Alicia Gentile Email
By: Alicia Gentile Email

GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. (KKCO) - The community has come together supporting firefighters at the local Rocky Mountain Area Coordination Mobilization Center.

The Grand Valley has opened up their hearts to fire crews staged at the Mobilization Center located at the Grand Mesa Middle School in Clifton.

The community has donated books, games, water, fruit, and stamped letters so the firefighters can send loved ones at home a note. Plus, local Boy Scout Troop 345 held a flag ceremony as a tribute to the fallen fire officials who lost their lives while fighting the Yarnell Hill Fire in Arizona.

"The Boy Scout tribute was amazing," said Cole Robinson, a wildland firefighter. "It was really toughing as a former scout. They laid out 19 roses for the fallen firefighters, and it was great to see the community behind it. The community as a whole has given way more than I expected."

If you would like to help, the non-profit Wildland Firefighter Foundation is always accepting donations to aid families of wildland firefighters who die or are seriously injured in the line of duty.

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