Anthony Rose, 23

Anthony Rose, one of the younger members of the crew, was expecting his first child.

His fiancée, Tiffany Hettrick, is seven and a half months pregnant. On their shared Facebook page, the profile picture shows the couple kissing next to a sign saying, “It’s a… girl.”

Mr. Rose was from Illinois, and Ms. Hettrick is from Wisconsin. The pair met through Ms. Hettrick’s brother, and she moved to Arizona to be with him.

“He was a very good guy,” Ms. Hettrick’s stepfather, Michael Mooney, said. “I liked him from the get-go.”

Before joining the Hotshots, Mr. Rose worked for the fire department in Crown King, Ariz., not far from Prescott. “Since he joined our volunteer fire department, he just excelled,” said Greg Flores, who worked there with him. “His smile lit up the whole room.”

— EMMA G. FITZSIMMONS
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