AZ hotshot's mom wants death benefits

Aug 5, 2013 Full story: ABC15.com 6

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

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Dennis Pittsburgh Pa

Pittsburgh, PA

#1 Aug 5, 2013
WTF! He was full time. Just saw story on NBC Nightly News?.....
Robert

Quakertown, PA

#2 Aug 5, 2013
*Disgusting* Shame on Prescott :(

So the next time - and there will be one - who's gonna go into harms way knowing their families are not provided for in case of accidents ?
LBEastsider1

Long Beach, CA

#3 Aug 5, 2013
Unfortunately, this is not unique to the Arizona Hotshots. Federal forest service employees who battle these wildfires are routinely denied benefits. They treat them as "seasonal workers" so they can deny them access to health insurance, death benefits etc.

Shame on America for allowing this.
J W Simms

Tempe, AZ

#4 Aug 6, 2013
Welcome to America, if you ain't illegal you ain't shit. J.W. Simms.
Sad

United States

#5 Aug 8, 2013
Typical of people who agree to something then claim it is unfair when they want something. He was not full time, he knew he wasn't full time and agreed to it and a smear campaign of untruths doesn't change the facts.

Since: Nov 12

Sacramento, CA

#7 Aug 26, 2013
Sad wrote:
Typical of people who agree to something then claim it is unfair when they want something. He was not full time, he knew he wasn't full time and agreed to it and a smear campaign of untruths doesn't change the facts.
Sad

I agree, however at the same time it was low of an employer to play Wal-Mart games with people. I'm sure he hoped to be full time and that being part time paved that way. I do believe it's a shame for this red neck city and the people they elected to take advantage of people like this. I have been there a few times too many and it's a very racist place, will never drive through it again. Some places are meant for people to Not Live. Hope next time they let it burn. RiccardoFire

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