Arizona firefighters

When Firefighters Fall, Chaplains Stand

As friends and families reel from the news that 19 elite firefighters died battling an Arizona wildfire Sunday, the work of some of their spiritual comrades has just begun. Fire chaplains are stepping up to support the grieving, just as they did after 9/11 and the recent fertilizer plant explosion in West, Texas.

Arizona Fire Kills 19 Heroes

A raging wildfire 85 miles northwest of Phoenix cost 19 firefighters their lives on Sunday. When winds changed unexpectedly, the men were caught in the blaze. The men were "some of the finest people you'll ever meet," according to their fire chief.