Grassroots Wildland Firefighters

Fire Foundation

Grassroots Wildland Firefighters was formed in 2019 by active, retired, and resigned federal wildland firefighters. The intent of the group is to advocate for workforce reforms as they pertain to classification, pay, comprehensive health and well-being, and a national fire service.

We recognize the increasing demands on federal wildland firefighters as the fire environment has continued to increase in complexity, size, and duration. The federal government has failed to keep pace with this changing dynamic and firefighters are left with increased mental illnesses, increased rates of cardiovascular and respiratory diseases, and pay that falls below minimum wages in many parts of the country.

GRWFF is focused on making our diverse group of voices heard by leadership and elected officials.

“Grassroots is grateful for the support from a company that consistently has our backs”

The Grassroots Wildland Firefighters want to see a federal wildfire management system cultivated in partnership with those who serve within. We advocate for federal wildland firefighters with a focus on proper classification, compensation, comprehensive well-being, and the optimization of the wildland fire management system. We do this by providing the public, media, elected officials, and the agency leaders access to the authentic lived experience and expertise of the federal wildland professionals.

Find out more information on how you can get involved here.