For anyone who has lived in Arizona for more than a few years, you probably vividly remember
the news stories that covered the Yarnell Fire of Central Arizona in 2013. While the fire burned
8,400 acres and destroyed 127 structures, the greatest loss was the lives of 19 brave
firefighters, members of the Granite Mountain Hotshots. At the time of the tragedy, CNN stated
that it was “the deadliest day for firefighters since the 9/11 attacks” and “the deadliest wildfire
since 1933.” We do not take the sacrifice of these protectors lightly, and on the fifth anniversary
of their deaths, our hearts go out to the loved ones they have left behind.
Stories like this, along with our own personal encounters with firefighters and other first
responders are why we have the “Protecting Our Protectors” program. First responders put their
lives on the line each day and unfortunately sometimes, such as in the case of the Yarnell Fire,
tragedy strikes and great loss is left in the wake. In addition to the deepest feelings of grief
associated with the loss of a loved one, individuals and families will often find themselves
having to wade through unexpected legal and financial matters that they are unprepared to face.
While we at Dana Whiting Law cannot replace the loss of loved ones, we strive to ease the
burden for families of first responders through our Protecting our Protectors program. We
started this program in an effort to show our gratitude to all the first responders out there
protecting us each and every day. Through the Protecting Our Protectors program, we offer a
free Last Will and Testament to first responders, including:
- Police Officers
- Hot Shots
- Active Military
- Emergency Medical Support
This is our small effort to give back to those who give so much to us.
If you or someone you love is a first responder, fill out our information form by visiting our
“Protecting Our Protectors” page.