Nineteen members of the Granite Mountain Hotshots firefighting team tragically lost their lives on June 30, 2013, while fighting a fire in Yarnell, Arizona. Here is where you can make a donation to support the families of the lost heroes, if you would like. Many CrossFit affiliates perform the workout on August 30th each year.
Today we performed a modified version of the Hotshots 19 workout. The original workout is:
30 Air squats
19 Power cleans
7 Strict pullups
400 m Run (at Corps Fitness, it goes without saying that this is a weighted run)
Regardless, let’s take some time today to remember those lost and be thankful that there are still heroes willing to sacrifice their lives to protect others. We are surrounded by them every day, and you only have to look at stories like this one or the stories coming out of Houston right now after Hurricane Harvey to realize how lucky we are and how many great people live in this world!
More back ground about the Yarnell fire and those who lost their lives can be found on Outside Online or on the Hotshots Website, which contains a bio of each hero.