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  • 09/01/2001
  • WildlandFire.com Team
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So sad to hear about this pregnant widow – unthinkable grief..
Since I’m an aerial firefighter (tanker) widow, I don’t know much about ground crew’s firefighting lives. Please tell me how it goes for ground crew families when their loved one dies on a fire – what kind of emotional, financial help would you get from the government? Do the crews stick together and hang in with the families? Is there agroup of fallen wildland firefighters families? Would you all get full benefits? What happens to the temporary firefighters?
I’ve been trying to get up to speed on your fire shelter issue – is it that better shelters exist than you are supplied? (my tanker-pilot late husband was annoyed he was going to have to buy his own parachute.)

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