The Doce and Yarnell Hill Fires devastated lives, homes, and tasked the County's emergency response and recovery capabilities. From these events which occurred from June 18th to July 7th, 2013, nineteen lives were lost in the Yarnell Hill Fire response, as well as 134 structures burnt to the ground. It is in times like these we find our strength, and it is in times like these we rise to the occasion. From this event, the strength and resiliency of Yavapai County, our people, our friends, and our communities were clearly demonstrated. Yavapai County Sheriff's Response Teams dedicated service to the County and our people has not gone unnoticed.
Upon notification of the unfolding incident, the Yavapai County Sheriff's Response Teams mobilized personnel and resources to support evacuations of threatened communities. The Response Teams provided hundreds of man hours for the benefit of our communities. The Yavapai County Board of Supervisors recognizes and appreciates the Yavapai County Sheriff's Response Teams dedicated service to the people of Yavapai County during the Doce and Yarnell Hill Fires. Countless hours have been given to the response and recovery of the County and our communities. It is because of this steadfast dedication and devotion to duty the response and recovery is successful.
On behalf of the Yavapai County Board of Supervisors, and the People of Yavapai County, please accept our sincere gratitude. The contribution of Yavapai County Sheriff's Response Teams is forever etched upon our heart and minds.
Board of Supervisors