Work Stories

Yuma Fire Department

In this installment of Arizona Edition's Work Stories, Fire Marshal Kayla Holiman discusses how she got into the profession...(originally aired 08/19/14).

This piece was featured in the August 19th Arizona Edition.  Other pieces, as well as previous Work Stories, featured in the show can be found below in the related content section.

Maya Springhawk Robnett / KAWC Colorado River Public Media

Arizona Edition – Throughout this month in the Work Stories series, KAWC is interviewing Yuma firefighters. In this installment of Work Stories, Interim Battalion Chief Richard Root recalls his time spent in Prescott after the deaths of 19 firefighters during the Yarnell Hill Fire and an interesting experience he had as a firefighter in Yuma.  Root has been a Fire Captain for more than 7 years; he got into fire service when he was 24, more than 15 years ago…(originally aired 08/05/14).

Maya Springhawk Robnett / KAWC Colorado River Public Media

Arick Dombrowski is a 34-year-old funeral director at Johnson’s Mortuary in Yuma.  Dombrowski is a native of Somerton, Arizona and attended Yuma’s Cibola High School before going on to get his mortuary degree at Mesa Community College.  In this installment of Arizona Edition’s Work Stories, Arick talks about his profession and the outlook it puts on life, as well as the most difficult case he has ever handled…(originally aired 06/25/4).

In this installment of Arizona Edition’s Work Stories, we hear from Alma Garcia, who has been working at Yuma Mortuary in Yuma for about 3 years.  Here, Alma talks about the most difficult case she ever had to handle…(originally aired 06/18/14).

This piece was featured in the June 18th Arizona Edition.  Other pieces featured in the show, as well as past Work Stories, can be found below in the related content section.

Darren Mattice

Darren Mattice is a 42-year old funeral director at the Yuma Mortuary.   In this installment of Arizona Edition's Work Stories, Mattice, who has been in funeral services for 2 decades, talks about detachment and the fine line between caring too much and not caring enough.  Mattice has been in Yuma for almost 11 years; he is a father of two…(originally aired 06/11/14).

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