Taking Care of Our Own

Every day thousands of people put their lives on the line to protect us while working as firefighters and police officers. They are there for us in our time of need. Sadly, some will leave home today and never return.

These heroes need to know that if they don’t return home, someone will have their back.

Several weeks ago 19 men who were members of the Granite Mountain Hotshots based in Prescott, Arizona, died while fighting wildfires in Arizona. We mourned with their families about this tragic loss of life. Out here in the west we know all too well about the summer wildfires and the devastation they can do. We also know these fires can kill.

During this tragedy the last thing a family member of the Granite Mountain Hotshot crew needs is the runaround over survivor benefits, but that is exactly what the widow of crew member Andrew Ashcraft is getting from the city officials in Prescott.   Continue reading