Phoenix Fire Foundation

Randy J. Potts

1946 - 1974
Fire Fighter
Phoenix Fire, Engine 11, B-shift
About Randy J. Potts

Last Alarm: Monday, August 5, 1974
Where: ARA Air Conditioning Co, 1150 E. Van Buren. Inc# 8-455-74
Died: Tuesday, August 6, 1974
Age: 27 years old
Served for: 2 years
Cause: Wall Collapse during a fire (LODD I)

Firefighter Randy Potts was on Engine 11 and operating at a large commercial structure fire. He was crushed by a large falling brick wall. He died the next morning at Good Samaritan Hospital.

Randy was born November 7, 1946 in Michigan; as a young man he served in the United States Marine Corps as a Sergeant in Vietnam. He was survived by his wife, two sons, and two brothers and was buried at Phoenix Memorial cemetery. His grave is marked with a red cross during the annual Fallen Fire Fighter Memorials each January.

Phoenix Memorial Cemetery, 200 W. Beardsley, Phoenix 85027.
Garden of Times, Rest 1, 223A-4
(directly south of the office/chapel, 13W of cul de Sac road-20S)
Historical Marker placed Aug 5th 2011, 1306 E. Van Buren.