Pima Community College Chancellor Lee Lambert addressed the school faculty regarding two former students who passed while in the line of duty fighting the Yarnell Hill Fire on June 30.
We weredeeply saddened to learn this afternoon that two of the 19 firefighters whodied in the Yarnell Hill Fire near Prescott are graduates of Pima CommunityCollege. Garret Zuppiger earned an ArizonaGeneral Education Curriculum-Arts degree in Liberal Arts in 2006 and WilliamWarneke earned an Associate of Applied Science degree in Fire Science in 2012.
Garret,William and their 17 brave colleagues died as they fought to save the lives andproperty of their fellow Arizonans. Our thoughts and prayers go out to theirfamilies, friends and the communities they served.