Brendan McDonough is the only survivor of the 2013 fire at Yarnell. Today he is a public speaker and works with numerous nonprofits for veterans, police officers, firefighters, and emergency medical services. He lives in Prescott, Arizona.
Stephan Talty is the co-author of A Captain’s Duty, which was the basis for the film Captain Phillips, and wrote the New York Times bestseller Empire of Blue Water. He lives in Montclair, New Jersey.