Wildland firefighting has always been part of our relationship. We met shortly after Jake's 4th season on Zephyr handcrew. Since then, he worked on a helitack crew, an engine, and Black Mountain Hotshots, where he spent a majority of his time in wildland fire. Jake will continue to serve in a wildland fire capacity at Carson City Fire.
The family we formed around the wildland firefighting community became a huge part of our lives. His crewmembers and their families helped us get through the long fire seasons. Many of them are still involved in wildland fire in some capacity.
What is the Wildland Firefigher Foundation?
The Wildland Firefighter Foundation delivers financial assistance to the families of fallen or injured firefighters. Additionally, it delivers programs and services to meet the needs of injured firefighers or families of fallen firefighters. They work hard to tell the story of fallen firefighers so that similar tragedies do not happen in the future while honoring those firefighers' lives. This is a foundation that is close to our hearts, and we thank you for considering making a contribution.
You can learn more about the Wildland Firefigher Foundation on their website: https://wffoundation.org/