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A Time for Everything3 There is a time for everything, and a season for every activity under the heavens: 2 a time to be born and a time to die, a time to plant and a time to uproot, 3 a time to kill and a time to heal, a time to tear down and a time to build, 4 a time to weep and a time to laugh, a time to mourn and a time to dance, 5 a time to scatter stones and a time to gather them, a time to embrace and a time to refrain from embracing, 6 a time to search and a time to give up, a time to keep and a time to throw away, 7 a time to tear and a time to mend, a time to be silent and a time to speak, 8 a time to love and a time to hate, a time for war and a time for peace. Ecceliastes 3: 1-9 (NIV)
Should you feel so inclined, you may donate to Project 10 & 18 International.It is a taxable non-profit organization. Soon, we will accept payment online here on ( www.yarnellhillfirerevelations.com ) but for now reach out directly to:
Project 10 & 18 International
President: Fred J. Schoeffler
P.O. Box 446
Pine, Arizona 85544
Landline: 928 476 3729
Cell Number: 928 970 0926
Our Project 10 & 18 United and International Mission Statement (interim) is as follows: (1) Doing our part to reduce inevitable wildland firefighter fatalities with valid, informal Lessons Learned Center. (2) Striving for ADA compliant access closer to the GMHS Deployment Site for those disadvantaged by the arduous non-ADA compliant AZ State Park GMHS Memorial Trail.
The June 2021 Yarnell Yellowsheet (below) introduces Wildland Fire Specialist and Fire Weather and Human Factors Nerd, Fred J. Schoeffler to Yarnell, Arizona. Both Fred J. Schoeffler and another individual purchased the property over Easter weekend in April 2021. The property leads to the Boulder Springs Ranch (BSR) mentioned in the Yarnell Hill Fire (YHF) 2013 - SAIT- SAIR. The BSR property is owned by Lee and DJ Helm. And has access to near the GMHS DZ at the lower end of the property where it abutts the BSR property. Mr. Helm is adamant there is and will be no access to the AZ State Lands or GMHS Memorial Park through his property or the Wasson's property as well. (there is a Joint Easement for "emergency use" there)
Fred J. Schoeffler wants to have a place that people can schedule a three hour timeframe through a proposed online scheduling system for Hotshot Crews, Wildland Firefighters (WFs), Firefighters (FFs), Wildland Fire Leaders and Leaders-in-Training, Locals, "those Disadvantaged" per AZ State Parks Board Meeting video, and others. This is to give them a chance to get a little closer view of the GMHS Deployment Zone and Fatality Site box canyon versus the arduous seven + mile round trip, non-Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) compliant hike. By this proposed schedule system we can better manage the traffic and keep it safely balanced and limited to better suit our neighbors.
Local Yarnell residents have expressed their desire to maintain their lifestyle per the Yarnell motto "Where the desert breeze meets the mountain air" lifestyle. They also want us to know that a good portion of the entire town has been "traumatized" by the June 2013 YH Fire as well as the June 2016 Tenderfoot Fire. We get that and we can help them heal by talking about it.
They also stress that they do not want Yarnell to be remembered for the place where 19 GMHS died on June 30, 2013. We get that as well. The reality is that Yarnell will ALWAYS be remembered for that reason by the thousands upon thousands of WFs, FFs, and others worldwide. And the fact that they will ALWAYS want to come here to visit the GMHS DZ and Fatality Site to show their respects and for lessons learned. Why? Because thanks to the SAIT and those that fail to share what they know, it's considered the biggest cover-up. lie, and whitewash in wildland fire history.
Best of all, having all these experienced and trained WFs and FFs here, especially during the extended wildland fire seasons, affords the Yarnell community and neighboring Fire Departments the benefit of their knowledge, skills, and abilities, God forbid, there should be another wildfire.
It will also help bridge and partner us with neighboring lands to show we are just doing our part to help reduce Wildland Fire fatalities. There is no trail from this property to the actual GMHS Deployment Zone. Although one can see the top of the American flag posted there from the bottom area of the property. We are considering options to further enhance other opportunities to view the full DZ from the property.
My intention for the land was to make sure a developer did not buy it, and two of us want to preserve the land in its natural sense as much as possible. I am assigned the "No Trespassing" signs and Security Surveillance management for the land and assisting in assuring compliance with the 'No Trespassing' laws.
I, Joy A Collura, fully support the State Parks Trails to partner with us to give those disadvantaged as well as locals, GMHS families, friends, and loved ones with a proposed online scheduling venue approved by AZ State Lands Parks and Trails, similar to their scheduled vetting process.
Citing the AZ State Parks and Trails Guidebook (2020) (page 21): "Additionally, in order to manage trails for long-term use without degradation of their environmental quality, the topics of sustainability/sustainable design, environmental stewardship and signage have been identified as strategies for optimal and efficient management. Broadly, each of these strategies require up-front management, but should pay for themselves or enhance the effectiveness of the system over time. Sustainable trails by definition are resilient to change, fostering stewardship from trail users decreases degradation of trails and increases upkeep by users, and correct or influential signage can be used to keep the trail system organized and encourage users to follow the rules of the management agency." (emphasis added)
Our hope is to lessen the (un)planned-for visits (Site Visits and / or Staff Rides, and environmentally affected hikers) from others to the Boulder Springs Ranch (BSR) so they can begin to gain more of their privacy back. In other words, the traffic that used to go there for rides back to the GMHS State Park Trailhead can now come to this property. This is our hope. I understand some will try to create distractions and obstacles, and I am fully prepared for that. However, I hope they sincerely think of us as their neighbors while considering our limitation(s) and needs, while allowing all of this to be done in a professional, respectful manner.
Am I therefore become your enemy, because I tell you the truth? Galatians 4:16 (KJV)