Name: Scott Daniel NorrisDate of Birth: October 12, 1984
For one so young, Scott led a full, adventurous life. Scott Daniel Norris was born in Prescott and hasbeen a resident of the Prescott area all his life. He attended Liberty Traditional School and BradshawMountain High School where he was a 2003 graduate. He then attended Yavapai College where hereceived his firefighter certification. He has worked for Pro Water Irrigation, NAU Biology Dept.,
Payson Hotshots, and most recently Bucky O’Neil’s Gun Store and Granite Mountain Interagency
Hotshot Crew. Scott served as a Hotshot for approximately five years.He loved people, great food, and a good challenge. He was clear-thinking, thoughtful, witty, hard-working, and courageous and had a true talent for making others laugh and enjoy life. He had apassion for
, and spent much of his time outdoors
hiking, biking, climbing, backpacking,and snow-boarding.He made several backpacking excursions into various parts of the Grand Canyon, and in 2010 was tripleader for a 230-mile, 20-day private raft trip down the Colorado River, which included his parents andclose friends. While off-season from wildland firefighting, he traveled to Thailand and Cambodia andexplored our own beautiful country. He made an extended trip with his good friend Ian to CentralAmerica, where they visited Costa Rica, Honduras, and Nicaragua. In his time off during this recent fireseason, Scott made it a priority to spend time with family, friends, his girlfriend Heather, and theirdogs. Scott and Heather recently made trips to some of his favorite places in Arizona: Beaver Creek,Clear Creek, and Fossil Creek.Scott had a creative side as well and was an exceptional writer. While traveling he sent descriptive,entertaining emails, and once in a while he even penned a poem. He enjoyed learning about howthings work
from dog training to firearms, and he was passionate about weather-watching, especiallythunderstorms and snowstorms.