Firefighters will be better served by McCain. He is from Arizona and maintains a ranch in rural Sedona. No doubt his property has been threatened more than once by wildfire.
He was a pilot and relied on fire crews as he took off and landed from his aircraft carrier. As a young pilot he experienced the power of fire first hand escaping a deck fire on the USS Forrestal.
He shares a natural affinity with air tanker pilots, something his opponent cannot say.
McCain will support firefighters and their needs.