The Fighting Fires Together campaign will provide specialist support to firefighters on the front lines of wildfires

SEATTLE, May 10, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — Weyerhaeuser Company (NYSE: WY) today announced a new partnership with Firefighter Behavioral Health Alliance, Fighting fires togetherwhich will provide support and resources to wildland firefighters and their families, as well as increased awareness of the importance of mental health assistance for these first responders.

“Protecting our forests and communities from wildfires is a responsibility we all share, and we truly appreciate everyone working on the front lines to limit the impacts of wildfires,” said Bill Fring, vice president of Western Timberlands for Weyerhaeuser. “We are proud to help raise awareness and ensure that wildland firefighters have access to the mental health resources and support they need to carry out this difficult job.

The launch of the Fighting Fires Together campaign coincides with Mental Health and Wildfire Awareness Months in May. Throughout the month and beyond, the campaign will shine a spotlight on the wildland firefighters who risk their lives to protect our lands and communities and the mental toll that duty can take. Weyerhaeuser has partnered with FBHA to create a resource center which includes content specifically designed for wildland firefighters, including mental health tips, educational articles and contacts for support groups and counselors located in the Pacific Northwest (including British Columbia) . This partnership is an extension of the FBHA’s mission to collaborate, develop and implement behavioral health awareness, prevention, intervention and post-crisis strategies to provide firefighters an easily accessible and confidential source of information.

“The mental and behavioral health of our wildland firefighters is a vital issue, and this partnership helps meet an important need for culturally competent resources for our firefighters,” said Jeff Dill, founder of the Alliance of Fire Fighters for Behavioral Health. “The FBHA has validated more than 50 wildland firefighters who have committed suicide, and we believe this only represents about 65% of the reports of these tragic losses.”

To learn more about Weyerhaeuser’s Fighting Fires Together campaign, visit www.wy.com/fightingfirestogether.

ABOUT WEYERHAEUSER
Weyerhaeuser Companyone of the world’s largest private owners of forest landbegan operations in 1900. We own or control approximately 11 million acres of forest land in the United States and manage additional forest land under long-term licenses in Canada. We manage these woodlots on a sustainable in accordance with internationally recognized forestry standards. We are also one of the largest manufacturers of wooden products in North America. Our company is a real estate investment trust. In 2021, we generated $10.2 billion of net sales and employed approximately 9,200 people who serve customers worldwide. Our common stock trades on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol WY. Learn more about www.weyerhaeuser.com.

ABOUT THE ALLIANCE FOR FIRE FIGHTERS BEHAVIORAL HEALTH
Founded in 2010 by Jeff Dillthe Firefighter Behavioral Health Alliance (FBHA) offers educational workshops to firefighters and paramedics around the world, as well as their families. These workshops cover behavioral health issues, warning signs of suicide, and coping after retirement. The FBHA also focuses on educating medical professionals, EAP organizations, and chaplains on fire and EMS culture to provide a better treatment plan for firefighters and paramedics. Learn more about www.ffbha.org.

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