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  • Writer's pictureJOY A COLLURA

Credible Evidence Continues to Surface Regarding a Likely Friendly Fire Incident on June 30, 2013?

This is the full title as published in the Conference Proceedings below: Credible Evidence Continues to Surface Regarding a Likely “Friendly Fire” Incident Along the Sesame Street and Shrine Corridor Area on June 30, 2013 ( ) (

Official citation: Schoeffler F.J., Honda L., Collura J.A. (2020) Credible Evidence Continues to Surface Regarding a Likely “Friendly Fire” Incident Along the Sesame Street and Shrine Corridor Area on June 30, 2013. In: Arezes P., Boring R. (eds) Advances in Safety Management and Human Performance. AHFE 2020. Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing, vol 1204. Springer, Cham

  • First Online 01 July 2020

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  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham

  • Print ISBN 978-3-030-50945-3

  • Online ISBN 978-3-030-50946-0

Applied Human Factors and Ergonomics (AHFE) Series Proceedings of the 11th Global Virtual Conference - Advances in Safety Management and Human Performance - Conferences on Safety Management and Human Factors - Human Error, Reliability, Resilience, and Performance (HERRP).


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Figure 1. June 30, 2013, 1649 (4:49 PM) View is Northwesterly from the gate at Hwy. 89 and the entrance to at the Pack Burro Trail junction, leading to Pat Bernard's place, where Hybrid Sun City West FD Jerry Thompson June 30, 2013, 1624 (4:24 PM) fire behavior videos were taken (Posted Jan. 24, 2019). The very active, aggressive fire behavior in the background along and within the Sesame Street and Shrine Corridor. Source. YH Fire Tham (RiP) pics (Photo #267)


Applied Human Factors and Ergonomics Series

Proceedings of the 11th Global Virtual Conference on Applied Human Factors and Ergonomics (AHFE 2020)

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Bear in mind, the Arizona State Ombudsman is reviewing this area because the City of Prescott once again failed to attach the attachment(s) even after appeal.

What follows is an updated COP PRR asking for the "specific" email attachment.

Please note that the COP continues to designate my PRRs as "Unpublished" (seen only by the Requester and COP and not allowed for the public) as show below:

City of Prescott (COP) PRR email thread between Alan Sinclair, Holly Neill, PFD Daryl Willis, D. Pfingston, and PFD Doug Harwood. Source: Joy A. Collura, COP


Also, this email thread between Alan Sinclair, Holly Neill, PFD Daryl Willis, D. Pfingston, and PFD Doug Harwood was posted on InvestigativeMEDIA when I originally received it and gave it out "back channel":

Robert the Second says

Consider this relevant email thread (with Prescott FD redactions of personal information having already occurred in the released record) supporting Joy’s post above:

From: “asinclair

To: “Holly Neill” <jharwood, Willis,Darrell deborah.pfingsto Date: 6/3/2014 2:18:17 PM Subject: Re: any ideas

"Here is what I found today……

"Using a Bruker Tracer 3-5, X-ray Florescence Spectrometer (XRF), I had both samples analyzed. The "white stuff" and "black thing". [ ]

"This is non conclusive information as the lab is not official but I think the results warrant further investigation.

"White stuff" positive for: Iron Calcium Suffer And "abundant" strontium "Black thing" positive for: Silicon Strontium Calcium Potassium Alan

—- Holly Neill wrote: "I agree. I am willing to wait on promising lab results before these notifications occur. It is a good solid plan if the results are positive, they would be the backbone of the supporting documentation. It is good to know in advance what options we have available to move forward quickly with positive test results. I'll talk with Mac about other entities and notifications as well. Group hug, H"

—–Original Message— From: asinclair13 asincla To: jharwood78 jharwood; Willis, Darrell; Deborah Pfingston Cc: Holly Neill Sent: Tue, Jun 3, 2014 8:51 am Subject: RE: Fw: any ideas Page 1 10/1/2018

"I agree with Darrell, I should have some results by noon.

—- "Willis wrote: Here is another thought. I really like this documentation, I would like to see what comes of the test. If the results are promising I suggest that I send this to ADOSH (this would be my third communication with them on these new revelations and notify them that I would be taking this to a higher authority. And you all can do what you see fit to notify others or get other entities involved. I would also send this to people I know how to contact on the SAIT team. What are your thoughts? DW

Darrell Willis, Division Chief Prescott Fire Department 333 White Spar Road Prescott, AZ 86303 (928)777-1701 Office (928)776-1890 Fax (928)925-7311 Cell

Notice: My new e-mail address is From: Deborah Pfingston [mailto: > > Sent: Tuesday, June 03, 2014 7:26 AM

To: jharwood Cc: Holly Neill; asinclair ; Willis,Darrell Subject: Re: Fw: any ideas

“Doug, Your document is amazing! I have attached two papers: one being the edits highlighted to show you my suggested changes and the other updated with the changes. Please note these are just suggestions, I support whatever you choose to submit.

“Thank you for all you are doing. The truth will be exposed and lives will be saved because of your work.


On Mon, Jun 2, 2014 at 10:31 PM, jharwood <mailto:jharwood jharwood wrote:

"Let me know what you think. Thanks Doug Please note: forwarded message attached From: "Harwood, Doug"<mailto:doug.harwood@prescott-az. Gov

To: "jharwood Subject: Date: Mon, 2 Jun 2014 22:26:21 -0700 Page 2 10/1/2018 Deborah Pfingston M.Ed. "Christopher Robin?," whispered Pooh. "Yes, Pooh Bear?" "I'll never not remember you… ever." ________________________________________________________

DP told Harwood – "The truth will be exposed and lives will be saved because of your work. ” Is this all in line with the ” Our Investigation – Our Truth ” format where anything remains hidden? How about sharing what you have as do those that post here and elsewhere to let everyone know what has been discovered. (emphasis added in original IM post)

And they make such a big deal out of a common wildland firefighting tool – a fusee. The Orion Company product line refers to them as flares. _______________________________________________________

No pc flare Page 1 of 504 2017 SAFETY DATA SHEET 1. Product and Company Identification – Red Emergency Flare – Marine and / or Emergency Road Flare Railway Flare 11. Toxicology Information Ingredient acute toxicity Information


Strontium Nitrate [ Strontium is best known for the brilliant reds its salts give to fireworks and flares. It is also used in producing ferrite magnets and refining zinc. Modern ‘glow-in-the-dark’ paints and plastics contain strontium aluminate. They absorb light during the day and release it slowly for hours afterwards. Strontium-90, a radioactive isotope, is a by-product of nuclear reactors and present in nuclear fallout. It has a half-life of 28 years. It is absorbed by bone tissue instead of calcium and can destroy bone marrow and cause cancer. However, it is also useful as it is one of the best high-energy beta-emitters known. It can be used to generate electricity for space vehicles, remote weather stations and navigation buoys. It can also be used for thickness gauges and to remove static charges from machinery handling paper or plastic. Strontium chloride hexahydrate is an ingredient in toothpaste for sensitive teeth. ] Source:

( https: / / w w w. rsc. Org / periodic-table / element / 38 / strontium )

Sulfur Potassium Perchlorate Polyethylene Potassium Chlorate _______________________________________________________

IM Robert the Second post (continued)

"Mr. Willis in other email threads continually writes “I still do not know all the facts about Yarnell Hill, and even if it is not what I want to hear I am interested in the truth, not opinions or theories. I too want to make sure this does not happen again to anyone anywhere. … This tragedy will be with us as long as we live and … we are both seeking the same thing.” Fusees are generally used for one purpose on wildland fires – FIRING OPERATIONS

"So then, are you willing to support the idea of a Sesame Street and Shrine Corridor firing operation as planned by the YH Fire IMT and Resources on June 30, 2013, and discussed in the SAIT-SAIR on pages 18, 21, 24, and 25 likely occurred that afternoon?

"The YH Fire SAIT-SAIR states in relevant part: “[BRHS] … clear out the two-track road … [for access] and … possible backfire … (an old fuel break) between Sesame Street and Shrine Road. … dozer to open the line. [BRHS] move their crew carriers toward the Shrine of St. Joseph (the Shrine) and a youth camp area around 1500 and then start preparing for burnout along the dozer line. “ (pp. 18, 21) “… SPGS1 … [asks] if they still have the option to burn out from the dozer line. [BRHS] tells him no. … DIVS A, … agrees and says … the fire is almost as far as the [GMHS] vehicles. … DIVS A says, “… we’re going to make our way to our escape route.” (p. 24) “A task force is … expecting … [the] need to burn off this line … indirect line connects to the dozer line between Shrine Road and Sesame Street. (p. 25) (emphasis added)"


Updates: Added June 30, 2013, 1649 (4:49 PM) photo from the Hwy. 89 and Pack Burro Trail junction with very active, aggressive fire behavior in the background in the Sesame Street and Shrine Corridor. (R. Tham - RiP)


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