Boatman was killed when the helicopter he was piloting crashed on a flight to deliver supplies to fire crews.
Gov. Gavin Newsom on Thursday said the state would instead add 172 professional firefighters and he'll use his emergency authority to beef up seasonal crews.
A helicopter working on the Polles Fire crashed in the forest.
Dozens of lawsuits were settled during the ordeal, with $13.5 billion earmarked for more than 80,000 people who lost family, homes, businesses and other property in the fires.
19 members of the Granite Mountain Hotshots were overcome after a change in wind direction pushed the flames back toward their position.
The entire town of Niland evacuated as strong winds pushed the wildfire.
Some of the latest news from South Metro Fire Rescue PIO’s Eric and Connor.
Grand jury investigation finds PG&E exhibited “a callous disregard” for the life and property of residents.
More than 20 family members of the people killed are expected to make statements in court Wednesday.
Phoenix and Scottsdale chief officers discuss firefighter safety in three areas of operations.