Brothers and Sisters:
As you know, 19 Prescott firefighters were killed in the line-of duty while battling the Yarnell Hill wildfire in Arizona. One of the deceased firefighters, Anthony Rose, had ties to Illinois and lived in the northern suburbs of Chicago for a couple years before moving to Arizona with his family. His remains are being returned to the Waukegan Regional Airport on Wednesday evening as Illinois will be his final resting place and services are planned for Thursday evening in Zion.
The IAFF has made a request to assemble an honor detail of uniformed personnel at the airport on Wednesday to honor Brother Roses service and sacrifice. We also encourage members to attend the services and fire department walk-through on Thursday evening. Details about each are below.
Return of Brother Anthony Rose to Illinois:
Waukegan Regional Airport (map below)
Wednesday, July 10, 2013
Fire Department members arrive by 7:30pm
Plane arrival: 8:30pm
Please enter off of York House Road and go north on McAree Road to the Fire Service Entry Gate. There will be a staging officer at the gate to direct you.
Visitation/FD Walk-through for Brother Anthony Rose:
Congdon Funeral Home (Phone: 847 746-1234)
3012 Sheridan Rd
Zion, IL 60099
Thursday, July 11, 2013
Visitation: 5-9 pm
Fire Department line-up: 6:30pm
Fire Department walk through: 7:00 pm