MEDIA ADVISORY: GRANITE MOUNTAIN HOT SHOT’S WIDOW TO ADDRESS MEDIA ON BENEFITS DISPUTE, TREATMENT BY CITY

WEDNESDAY, AUG. 7TH MEDIA AVAILABILITY BY JULIANN ASHCRAFT; FIRE FIGHTER’S  WIDOW TO DISCUSS BENEFITS DENIAL BY CITY OF PRESCOTT

PRESCOTT – Barely a month after the Yarnell Hill Fire claimed the lives of 19 Granite Mountain Hot Shots, the City of Prescott has denied full-time fire fighter’s benefits to the wife and four children of Andrew Ashcraft. Andrew, a Granite Mountain Hot Shot who worked year-round full-timer’s hours for the City and who reportedly had been classified by the city at various times as a full-time hot shot fire fighter, died at the age of 29.

On Wednesday at 8 am, Juliann Ashcraft will speak out about her treatment by the City and City staff and about the dispute over benefits – ongoing support that would include health insurance for Ashcraft’s four children and a yearly pension payment that would equal the fire fighter’s annual salary.

WHO: JULIANN ASHCRAFT, WIDOW OF GRANITE MOUNTAIN HOTSHOT ANDREW ASHCRAFT

WHEN: WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 7th at 8AM

WHERE: YAVAPAI COUNTY COURTHOUSE STEPS, 120 South Cortez Street Prescott, AZ 86303

For questions or additional information please contact David Leibowitz at (602) 317-1414.

 

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