National group meets in Texas to discuss prevention of firefighter deaths

  • Source: KSAT-TV ABC 12 San Antonio
  • Published: 09/20/2022 12:00 AM

VIDEO: Kevin Woyjeck, 21, was one of the 19 Granite Mountain Hotshot firefighters killed while trapped in a fire in Arizona in 2013. Released in 2017, a movie called “Only the Brave” highlighted the men’s bravery, making Woyjecks father especially proud. “Kevin was the ninth firefighter in our family. I retired from Los Angeles County Fire Department after 37 years, and he was following in my footsteps,” said Joe Woyjeck, Kevin Woyjecks father. That’s why Joe knows the true importance of firefighter safety protocols. Reports show so far in 2022, there have been 70 line-of-duty deaths in the U.S. There were 141 deaths in 2021. In 2004, agencies across the country convened with the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation and created 16 life safety initiatives.


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