Message From The Founders

JoeAnnaKevinThe Kevin Woyjeck Explorers for Life Association, Inc. was created to bring a positive light to a terrible tragedy. Our son Kevin was only 21 years old when he was killed in a burn over along with 18 other young men of the Granite Mountain Hotshot Crew.  Many families suffered unimaginable sadness and loss due to this tragic event. For our family, it seemed like the only way to move forward with the healing process was to continue Kevin’s legacy through helping others. Kevin was best known for his love of life, his youthful energy, and his desire to serve others and make a difference.

Serving as a member of the Los Angeles County Fire Explorer program was high on his list of favorite things to do. We honor Kevin by assisting young men and women as they participate in Fire Explorer programs just as he did. The goal of the program is to provide a pathway into the fire service through hard work, discipline, and life long experience that help move these young people to the next level of adulthood.