More States Added for the Life Care Packets

Author- Rosalva Zimmerman, Director of Firefighter and Family Support 

If you are a wildland firefighter--or love someone who is a WFF--please take a moment to read this...The Wildland Firefighter Guardian Institute (WFGI) has developed Life Care Packets designed so that wildland firefighters can express their wishes regarding important matters should they become incapacitated. Although no one likes to think about the possibility of needing to utilize these documents, given the dangerous work performed by wildland firefighters, it is very important to let your loved ones and medical personnel know what measures to take if you are harmed.

The packets are available on our website at and are downloadable and printable—simply click on the appropriate state icon to access the packet for your state. Currently, packets are available for all of the western states--most of Regions 1 and 2, along with all of Regions 3, 4, 5 and 6, with more states coming soon, so be sure to check back as we update. The WFGI stands ready to assist the wildland community. Regardless of crew status as government, contract, or inmate crew, we are here to help in any way we can and hope that you will take a few minutes to watch the video posted on our website featuring messages from WFGI family members of the Granite Mountain Hotshots and complete a packet to ensure that your loved ones know your wishes.

Victoria Boswell