Yakima Firefighters Honoring Those Lost In Arizona

Firefighters in Yakima are honoring the lives that were lost fighting the fires near Prescott, Arizona.
Crews will be wearing black bands over their badges to mourn the 19 lives that were lost a few days ago.

It's a tradition that departments across the nation take part in, similar to people wearing black clothing to indicate their mourning.

"Things happen and can take your life," said Captain Tom Schneider, "So this is a good reminder for all of us that we are human beings and we need to be cognizant of the fact that anything is possible out there in this business."

Firefighters will be wearing the bands until next tuesday, when the firefighters are laid to rest.