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Text from Kevin to his father...
CBS AIRS STORY ON OUR ASSOCIATION
Hetty Chang and Fire Explorer Martin Gaspar
Journalist Hetty Chang reporting for CBS News Los Angeles' Life Connected interviewed Anna Woyjeck and shared the story of why our Kevin Woyjeck Explorer's for Life Association came to be, what we do, and how one of our scholarships helped ...Fire Explorer Martin Gasper work toward his goal of becoming a firefighter. Below is an image of Hetty and Martin in gear, the video story aired on October 26th on CBS, and a link to the CBS website story.
Kevin Woyjeck Memorial Saltwater Fishing Tournament
Friday September 5th, 2014: Kevin's 23rd Birthday
Our inaugural fishing tournament was a huge success. THANK YOU to all who supported us and had a great day on the water!
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Katie Conner of ABC 15 Prescott, Arizona
Interview with Joe & Bobby Woyjeck June 2014 - 1 year later
View Chirs Sardelis' video of Kevin's service
Kevin Woyjeck - Last Alarm
September 5, 1991 – June 30, 2013
Service was July 16th: 1100hrs Christ Cathedral, Garden Grove, CA
Kevin Woyjeck lived life to the fullest. He was working toward his dream of becoming a Los Angeles County Firefighter. In order to be a highly qualified candidate, he studied fire sciences, Emergency Medical Services, and worked as a wildland firefighter.
As a member of the Prescott Granite Mountain Hotshots, fighting the out of control Yarnell Hill Fire, Kevin, 21 years old, was killed Sunday June 30th, 2013 along with 18 other members of this elite firefighting crew. Hotshots are highly trained and prepared; they go in with their tools on their backs. Wade Ward, a Prescott Fire Department spokesman told ABC’s “Today” program, “It had to be a perfect storm in order for this to happen. Their situational awareness and their training was such a high level that it’s unimaginable that this had even happened.”
Kevin loved the out of doors. He always had the biggest smile and followed his free spirit to find adventure. He moved to Prescott to be close to the snow filled mountains so he could snowboard more often. When he came back to Seal Beach, he spent his time on his beloved Boston Whaler fishing and snorkeling for lobsters. Woyjeck was always ready to help his father around The Los Angeles County Fire Museum. He was “in training” learning the history of the department as he worked on the rigs alongside our team.
Kevin is survived by his parents, Los Angeles County Fire Captain Joe and Anna Woyjeck, his brother Bobby and sister Maddy.
Kevin, we will miss you tremendously, our family is smaller now. Joe, Anna, Bobby, and Maddy, we send our deepest sympathy, love and prayers to you.
This photo is of Fire Captain Joe, Kevin's father, and Kevin Woyjeck meeting at an incident for the first time with both on duty. Joe proudly proclaimed the family tradition was firmly on track.
Prescott Memorial Service for 19 Fallen Firefighters
The 2013 celebration of Kevin's 22nd birthday was a rousing party at Johnny Reb's of Bellflower. The 2014's celebration is the inaugural Kevin Woyjeck Memorial Fishing Tournament to raise funds for the Kevin Woyjeck Explorers For Life Association.
Fallen Granite Mountain
Interagency Hotshot Kevin Woyjeck