Just saw this on FB then confirmed through Phoenix news. Prayers to all involved.
……. dammit …….
That’s exactly what I said. Rough
Prayers and thoughts for family and friends
Godspeed to them; prayers to their families
I knew Jeff since 1987, back in the Rural/Metro (Tucson ops) days. Great leader, mentor, and all around firefighter’s fire chief. Thank you for your service to the Great State of Arizona (Northwest Fire and Sedona Fire) and California (Stockton Fire) and God speed.
Met Jeff back in RT-378 at Tucson, he was fun and great teammate on the sand tables. Such a loss to us all, as an ATGS, there’s very few more proficient than he was.
RIP brother and May God comfort your family and friends in the days and weeks ahead.
Inciweb incident information: 2 perish in wildland firefighting aviation accident in northwest Arizona - InciWeb the Incident Information System
Chief Pie was memorialized with a strong presence of Arizona municipal and wildland crews today.
A fantastic show of support for an individual that has done so much for both facets of Fire ; municipal and wildland. Godspeed Pie…. Blue skies and we will see you on the other side.