Two killed when helicopter crashes on prescribed fire in Mississippi

Two people were killed and one was injured March 30 when a helicopter crashed while working on a prescribed fire on the Desoto National Forest in southern Mississippi.

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Author: Bill Gabbert

After working full time in wildland fire for 33 years, Bill Gabbert now writes about it from the Black Hills. Google+

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  1. A Pryor For Our Lost Firefighters In Mississippi

    Collectively we grieve for the loss of our fellow Firefighters. We remember the time when honor was manifested as these individuals joined the fire service. We stand in respect of the special bravery that stirs in the hearts of those in the wildfire community.

    Beyond measure their lives were committed to service, a calling that transcends all boundaries of faith, culture or gender. We call attention to their sacrifice as an example of this virtue of service and commit to hold their lives as a timeless example of the highest principles of valor embraced by all Wild Land Firefighters.

    Each of us understands what it means to leave our loved ones at home as we engage the flames; ever cognoscente of the sacrifices made by those we love. Today we stand committed to supporting the families of our lost comrades and acknowledging their sacrifice.

    As our colleagues cross into the realm of the divine we pray for all who knew them. We know that, what is remembered lives and commit hold their memory in a sacred place within our hearts.

    Peter Dybing
    Interfaith Minister
    LSC II

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