Brendan McDonough grew up in Prescott AZ, where the desert met the wilderness and became a Wildland firefighter in 2011. As a child, he hiked the mountains of Prescott National Forest and soon realized his true calling: to be a Wildland Firefighter. As a firefigher, his job was to save lives, protect property, and preserve the forest. He has fought some of the most historical and devastating fires our country has seen.
McDonough’s world changed June 30th 2013 when tragedy struck and 19 of his brothers were killed by the Yarnell Hill Fire.