They need our help: Support the Twisp River Fallen Firefighters Fund

OLYMPIA -- In light of the devastating fires raging across our state and the three lives lost earlier this month, it is just as important as ever for residents to show their support for firefighters and their families.

The National Fallen Firefighters Foundation has set up the Twisp River Fallen Firefighters Fund to help honor Andrew Zajac, Richard Wheeler and Tom Zbyszewski; the three Okanogan area firefighters who died on Aug. 19. 

Money donated to the fund will go to help the families, friends and colleagues of the men who died trying to protect this state. Money will also go to the survivors of the blaze, as they could need help for years to come.

Donated funds will be used to help the survivors and coworkers as they begin to rebuild their lives and support the programs and services they will need, promised Chief Ronald Siarnicki, the executive director of the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation.

“Our hearts are heavy as we learned that three wildland firefighters were killed battling the Twisp fire in Washington State. Tragedies such as this significantly impact communities and sadden our nation. The National Fallen Firefighters Foundation wants the survivors and coworkers of those firefighters to know that the entire fire service family is thinking of them at this time. We also want to reassure them that the foundation will be there to offer our support as they need it.”

For more on the Twisp River Fallen Firefighters Fund, click here.