Boise National Forest Firefighter Seeks Help After Heat Stroke 

click to enlarge - Firefighter Forrest Throckmorton suffered a heat stroke in June while working in the Idaho City area. -  - FORREST THROCKMORTON/GOFUNDME
  • Forrest Throckmorton/GoFundMe
  • Firefighter Forrest Throckmorton suffered a heat stroke in June while working in the Idaho City area.


The Boise National Forest Ranger District has set up a crowdfunding page after a firefighter suffered heat stroke in June.

Forrest Throckmorton, a Boise National Forest firefighter and Iraq war veteran, suffered the heat stroke while fighting a fire in the Idaho City area. He was transported to Salt Lake City for medical treatment, where he has been in critical condition, suffering from kidney and liver damage. While he is scheduled to go home soon, at one point it was believed Throckmorton may have needed a liver transplant.

Meanwhile, the ranger district and Throckmorton's family are collecting donations on GoFundMe to raise $10,000 for the firefighter's recovery. In the past 27 days, 90 backers have raised $4,905.

"It would be so helpful to support and pull for Forrest through this serious health issue and not have his parents concerned about daily expenses," said Idaho City District Ranger Brant Peterson. 

The Boise-based Wildland Firefighter Foundation has also given money to the family to offset medical and living expenses during Throckmorton's recovery.
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