Juliann Ashcraft

Items left by people paying their respects to the Granite Mountain Hotshots are displayed at a memorial on July 24, 2013 in Prescott, Ariz. (credit: Rick Diamond/Getty Images)

Ariz. Town Divided Over Giving Benefits To Families Of Fallen Firefighters

In the days after a wildfire killed 19 members of an elite firefighting team, the Arizona city where they were based banded together in a series of moving public memorials and tributes, overwhelmingly united in its support of the men and their families.


Flowers and American flags are set up outside of Station 7 on July 2, 2013 in Prescott, Ariz. (credit: Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

Family Of Firefighter Killed In Deadly Ariz. Wildfire Denied Lifetime Benefits From City

The mother and widow of one of 19 firefighters killed in an Arizona wildfire wants the city of Prescott to provide family survivor benefits reserved for full-time employees.