To Send Condolences

If you would like to mail condolence cards to the families of the fallen firefighters, send to:

     The Okanogan Wenatchee NF
     To: [NAME}
     215 Melody Lane
     Wenatchee, WA 98801

To send condolences by email, please use the individual emails below and we will be sure to get them to the families.

To email the family of Andrew Zajac:

     To make donations in Andrew's name

      Methow Conservancy

      Aero Methow Rescue Service
      Wildland Firefighter Foundation

To email the family of Tom Zbyszewski
     To make donations in Tom's name

      Merc Playhouse
      Methow Valley Theater
      Methow Valley Education Foundation
      Wildland Firefighter Foundation

To email the family of Richard Wheeler

    To make donations in Richard's name

      Wildland Firefighter Foundation

      National Fallen Firefighters Foundation

A scholarship has been created in Richard's name at Grand Valley State University
Contributions to the Richard Wheeler Scholarship at Grand Valley State University may be mailed to:

Grand Valley State University
University Development
301 Fulton Street W, P.O. Box 2005
Grand Rapids MI 49501-2005

Or they may be made online by going to and click on the give now tab.  They can enter the Richard Wheeler Scholarship on the fund section and all who donate will receive an  acknowledgement receipt for their gift and their designation.

To send best wishes to the injured

If you would like to send best wishes to the injured firefighters please use the following emails:

To email the family of Forest Service firefighter Daniel Lyon

To donate in Daniel's name

      Washington State Firefighters Council Burn Foundation
       Wildland Firefighter Foundation

To donate money to Daniels family directly, they have set up this account:
      Farmer's State Bank
      c/o Daniel Lyon
      5501 Old Highway 93
      Florence, MT 59833

Or call 406-273-4506 with any questions. The bank does not take electronic or phone donations so checks may be sent to the address above or at any Farmer's State Bank branch in Montana. There are no out of state bank locations.

To email the families of injured Washington DNR firefighters Donny Smith & Reed Callis or DNR contractor Cutter Rains, send to:

If you would like to mail condolence cards to the families of the injured DNR firefighters, send to:

      Washington State Department of Natural Resources
      Fire Communication
      To: [NAME]
      1111 Washington Street SE
      MS 47003
      Olympia, WA 98504-7003