What It’s Like to be a Smokejumper

Time with the Nezperce Smokejumpers


(VOA News)


VOA News – They’re called smokejumpers and, as you may guess from the name, they have very dangerous work. Their job is to parachute into the spot where a wildfire has started and put it out with the help of only a pulaski and a handsaw. They know how to survive in the wilderness and save nature from fire.

Lesia Bakalets traveled to a city in Idaho to tell their incredible story. Originally published at – https://www.voanews.com/a/parachuting…


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