LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com) — Hundreds of Los Angeles County Fire Department firefighters early Tuesday morning were headed to Prescott, Ariz. for the memorial service honoring the 19 firefighters who died in the Yarnell Hill Fire.
Close to 200 firefighters were bused around 2 a.m. to join an additional 100 LA County firefighters along with thousands of colleagues from around the world.READ MORE: LAPD Officer Accused Of Inappropriately Touching Deceased Woman's Body To Stand Trial On Felony Charge
“We are one big family,” LA County Fire Capt. Tom Richards told KNX1070. “Once tragedy happened my office was getting phone call after phone call of people asking ‘What can we do to help?’”