Jul 1, 2013

Las Cruces, NM (July 1, 2013) – Today, U.S. Congressman Steve Pearce issued the following statement on the firefighters killed and injured Sunday in Arizona:

"My thoughts and prayers are with the families and friends of the 19 heroes lost fighting fires in Arizona, as well as the surviving member of the team. As massive wildfires blaze across the West, policymakers must all be asking what went wrong, and what steps we can take to make sure this doesn't happen again. The devastating loss of life, homes, and forests that we see as a result of these fires must not be allowed to continue. As we mourn for these brave heroes, we must also remember the hundreds of courageous firefighters still in harm's way as they continue to battle this year's catastrophic fires."