Governor Rick Scott issues statement on death of two Florida firefighters

Governor Scott issued the following statement concerning the death of two firefighters.
“As Florida faces a significant threat from more than 400 wildfires across our state, we are saddened to learn of the tragic loss of two of our veteran firefighters, Josh Burch and Brett Fulton. We pray for the comfort and strength for their families and fellow firefighters.

“I had the privilege of meeting many of our dedicated firefighters last week, and am not at all surprised to learn of the heroic efforts of co-workers to rescue them. The selfless commitment displayed by all of the firefighters across the state deserves our utmost respect.”

The Fla. Dept. of Military Affairs and Florida National Guard offer our thoughts and prayers for the families of our heroic firefighters.