Welcome to FamilySaid, a forum in which family members of wildland firefighters can ask questions, discuss issues and get to know each other. Often firefighters who work for the federal government or for western state governments live way out in the wilderness fringes of our country. So do their families. This often leaves family members without a network to consult while their loved one is away – and firefighters can be gone for a very long time if there’s a long fire season. Stressful questions can arise. So here’s a place to seek answers to your questions, discuss issues, and just to visit with others
And firefighters, if you have any insights into questions raised here, please offer them. We expect there will be some cross-discussion between the two boards – theysaid and familysaid – and in firechat from time to time. After all, we are a community.