Yakima crews pay tribute to Arizona firefighters who lost their lives

Yakima crews pay tribute to Arizona firefighters who lost their lives

YAKIMA, Wash. -- Yakima firefighters are paying a personal tribute to the 19 members of a hotshots team who died last weekend. Yakima fire crews are wearing a black band over their fire badge.

The elite team lost their lives in an Arizona wildfire.

A Yakima Fire Captain says any day could be a firefighter's last.

"Every day we say goodbye to our families and we tell them we love them because you don't know what's going to happen," said Yakima Fire Capt. Don Wolterstorff.

There are plans for a memorial to honor the fallen Arizona firefighters next Tuesday.