Fire Fighters Association of Missouri

Granite Mountain Hotshot Survivor to Speak in Missouri

On June 30, 2013, nineteen members of the Granite Mountain Hotshot fire team out of Prescott, Arizona, gave the ultimate sacrifice fighting the Yarnell Hill fire in Arizona. The Missouri Fire Funeral Assistant Team went to Prescott, Arizona, to assist with the funerals.

One of the Hotshots was 29-year-old, Andrew Ashcraft. Andrew was 29 at the time of his death. He left a wife and four children.

The Missouri EMS Funeral Team and the Missouri Fire Service Funeral Assistance Team are proud and honored to announce that the keynote speaker and special guest at their conference in October will be Andrew’s wife, Ms. Juliann Ashcraft.


The conference will be held Friday and Saturday, October 23-24, 2020, at the Regalia Hotel and Conference Center in Lake Ozark, Missouri. The National Honor Guard Academy out of Seminole, Florida, will be the instructors for the conference. Ms. Ashcraft will be the keynote speaker at the banquet on Saturday night. Seating starts at 5:30 p.m. and the semi-formal banquet will begin at 6:00 p.m. Tickets for the banquet are $45 and are available at www.mopublicsafetyweekend.org.

For more information about the weekend or the banquet, go to the website or contact George Wright @ gwright000@gmail.com.