Annual Gala

Brendan grew up in Prescott, Arizona. Hiking in the mountains of the Prescott National Forest, he found his true calling – being a “hotshot” and fighting fires across the American West. In two years of service, McDonough fought some of the most intense and devastating fires our country has seen. Sadly, McDonough’s world changed on June 30, 2013, when nineteen of his brothers – the men who had taught him about integrity and life - were killed in the Yarnell Hill Fire.

The experience turned him into an advocate for firefighter safety and a speaker on issues of survival, recovery, and hope. He is the author of the recently published memoir, My Lost Brothers. McDonough is also collaborating on a major motion picture titled Only the Brave starring Josh Brolin and Jeff Bridges.


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