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.
deeply saddened to learn this afternoon that two of the 19 firefighters who
died in the Yarnell Hill Fire near Prescott are graduates of Pima Community
College. Garret Zuppiger earned an Arizona
General Education Curriculum-Arts degree in Liberal Arts in 2006 and William
Warneke earned an Associate of Applied Science degree in Fire Science in 2012.
William and their 17 brave colleagues died as they fought to save the lives and
property of their fellow Arizonans. Our thoughts and prayers go out to their
families, friends and the communities they served.