• Grief & Bereavement

    The Foundation employs a grief recovery specialist who helps grieving families on their journey to healing. We have an annual “Family Fire Weekend” every third weekend in May in which surviving families gather in Boise, Idaho to honor and remember, to grieve and to heal. The Foundation also publishes a quarterly newsletter specifically for surviving families.

  • Legacy Preservation

    The history and legacy of the wildland community is one of extraordinary accomplishments, high performance and exceptional courage. The deeds of these firefighters deserve to be remembered and recognized. We are proud to post their pictures on our website and the walls of the Foundation are graced with their photos. We are in the process of creating an interpretive center to educate the public about wildland firefighters and the lands they protect.

  • Programs Literature

    Here is a list of literature pertaining to our programs and self-help services.

  • Santa’s Helper

    We maintain a dedicated fund so that each year, we provide an extra helping hand to wildland children who have lost a parent, have an injured parent or who have a parent experiencing financial hardship enjoy a brighter Christmas.

  • Suicide Prevention & Resilience

    We all can take action to help prevent suicide, but many people don’t know what they can do to support the wildland firefighter in their life who is going through a difficult time. Our, “One Foot in the Black” suicide prevention and resilience program speaks honestly and directly to wildland firefighters and their families about the importance of recognizing the warning signs of suicide, the risk and protective factors, how to talk with someone who is feeling suicidal and how to build and sustain a life worth living.

  • You Will Not Stand Alone

    Wildland Firefighter Foundation participates on the cadre of this National Interagency Critical Incident Management course that provides guidelines for agency administrators, employees, family members and others who have been impacted by a critical incident. Tragedies mostly occur suddenly and without warning. For that reason, pre-incident planning and training are invaluable. Preparing “our best” for the “the worst” can help to stabilize an otherwise intense situation.

Our office will be closed 05/20 - 05/27. If you have an emergency, please email us here or leave a voicemail @ 208-366-2996.