Brendan grew up in Prescott, AZ. Hiking in the mountains of the Prescott National Forest he found his true calling – being a “hotshot,” fighting fires across the American West. In two years or service, McDonough fought some of the most intense and devastating fires our country has ever seen. McDonough’s world changed on June 30th, 2013, when nineteen of his brothers – the men who’d taught him about integrity, about life - were killed in the Yarnell Hill Fire.
The experience turned him into an advocate for firefighter safety and a speaker on issues of survival, recovery and hope. He has found his passion of the outdoors again by fishing the lakes and bow hunting in the mountains.
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McDonough is also collaborating on a major motion picture film with Ken Nolan, the screenwriter for “Black Hawk Down,” and Lorenzo Di Bonaventura, the producer of the “Transformers” movie franchise.