Kevin Woyjeck 10th Annual Fishing Derby Registration: SOLD OUT


June 30 2023 marks 10 years since we lost the 19 Granite Mountain Hotshot firefighters at a fire in Yarnell AZ.

There will be memorials on June 30th in Prescott AZ. For those that cannot make it to Prescott on June 30th there will also be Granite Mountain memorials at the Los Angeles County Fire Museum in Bellflower California and at the Hall of Flame Fire Museum in Phoenix Arizona. The doors for the FREE event at the Los Angeles County Fire Museum will open at 3pm on June 30th. The services will start at 4pm and at 4:42 pm we will have “19 secondos of Silence” We will close the ceremony then we will have a celebration with live music (Kelly Boyz band) free food* (BBQ by Goo) etc. (*While supplies last) It is to celebrate the lives of the 19 and to honor how much good has come from such a terrible event, how firefighter safety has improved and to help people focus or regain focus on the blessings that we have in our lives. The Los Angeles County Fire Museums event is FREE, it is NOT a fundraiser or politically driven.

The Kevin Woyjeck Explorers for Life Association

 “Our purpose is to assist young men and women in the Fire Explorer Program with financial support and material donations.

The Kevin Woyjeck Explorers for Life Association is a non-profit organization started by Kevin Woyjeck’s parents, Joe and Anna Woyjeck. It was founded as a way to honor and carry on Kevin’s legacy after his line of duty passing, battling the Yarnell, AZ wildfire on June 30th, 2013, alongside 19 crewmates. KWEFLA helps young men and women successfully participate in fire career related explorer programs, just like Kevin did himself. Kevin truly enjoyed the explorer program and what it had to offer him in reaching his dreams.

Fire explorer programs give young adolescents aging 15-21 years of age access to tools that help them follow their career goals, while shadowing real firefighters volunteering their time to teach and pass on knowledge. It fosters a priceless on-hand learning environment.


Support from the community, public and private sector is essential to our ability to support Fire Explorer programs across the country. To date, we’ve been able to donate gear, resources and funds to departments across California, Alabama and New York. To learn more how to make a difference, click here.

To make a donation to the Kevin Woyjeck Explorers for Life Association, please click the button below.