Welcome to United Yavapai Firefighters IAFF Local 3066
INTERNATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF FIRE FIGHTERS
UYFF Mission Statement
The United Yavapai Firefighters through a strong commitment to the Labor-Management Process will strive to safeguard and improve the safety and welfare of all members and improve our community and departments through positive interaction with our citizens, elected officials and administrators.
In case you are wondering where all the smoke is coming from in the Quad Cities this morning.620 AM Areas of smoke from the Whiskey fire are being reported in the Williams and Prescott areas. The smoke to mix out later this morning. Here is a look at Fridays high temperatures. ... See MoreSee Less
FDNY firefighter Tim Duffy was off work the day of September 11, 2001, but when he realized what was going on, he donned his firefighter gear and rode his 2000 Super Glide Sport into lower Manhattan to help out. He made it to the base of the south tower of the World Trade Center as it began to collapse and the force of the building crashing down buried him in debris. He freed himself, only thinking of others who'd also been victims of the terrorist attack. That day he helped save people who'd been seriously injured, commandeering a truck and driving back and forth to Ground Zero to assist wherever he could. Duffy retired due to health problems from breathing in the toxic dust, and now helps first responders and veterans with PTSD through the organization he founded, 1 Soldier 1 Dog 1 Team. Duff is a true American hero.
(Photo by Allen Tannenbaum) ... See MoreSee Less
In 2000, firefighter Tommy Foley was featured shirtless in People Magazine’s 100 Most Eligible Bachelors issue. In 1998, when he was assigned to Squad 41, he was the one chosen to go over the side of a 17-story building to rescue two construction workers dangling on a broken scaffold 12-stories up in the air. He was a bull rider in rodeos, trained his dog to be a field trial champion, and took on bit parts on “The Sopranos” and “Third Watch.” By all accounts he lived life to the fullest. Tommy, 32, was an FDNY firefighter for 10 years and with Rescue 3 for three. It was “the best job in the world” as far as he was concerned.
Foley’s brother is also an FDNY firefighter. He and his father promised they would find Tommy to bring him home for burial. Day after day they were at the smoking pile of Ground Zero. His father stood on the roof of Ten House and scanned the pile through high rez binoculars for days. Finally he spotted a Rescue 3 helmet. The ground was still to hot to dig (cameras still melted when lowered underground) so an orange cone was placed to mark the spot. When they could dig down, they found a mask harness and a pair of bunker pants identifying Gerard Schrang. They also found Tommy, identified by the arrowhead necklace he wore. His brother helped to bring him out. ... See MoreSee Less
Let's support our area fire agencies and get fit in the process. We have two upcoming runs that each support area fire services and charities.
The Groom Creek Classic 1/2 marathon, 10k, and 5k on September 21, 2019. Entries are limited this year, so don't wait! This event raises funds for the Groom Creek Firefighter's Association, a 501-3C non-profit. Visit www.gcffa.org/run for more.
This weekend, on September 7, 2019 the Patriot Run 5k takes off in Prescott Valley. This event supports the Central Arizona Honor Guard. Visit patriotrunpv.com/ for more!
September 21, 2019. The 15th annual GCC run in Prescott, AZ offers a challenging & scenic course on a combo of pavement & dirt road. 1/2 marathon, 10k, 5k.