I want to thank you for all the information. For people that don’t know
what to do, my son received a book of letters that were sent from all
over the United States from Firefighters sending their condolences. He
then saw how many people really cared about his father and was filled
with sorrow, but also pride that his father was a hero and died saving
others lives. That is the concern no matter if you’re contracted or not.
We are all one brotherhood, but not from a Federal or State point of
view. Please ask your organization what you can do to change this and
help the next family that loses a parent! My son will never be the same
but he knows that there are a ton of people out there that care about
him and his dad.
DRC, and others, take a look at the link below that k. sent in for NWSA, a contract wildland firefighter association. I don’t know anything about it and I know this is too late for your family DRC, but others might look into joining this organization.