Tag Archives: Smokejumpers

Playing with Fire

Behind the scenes with smokejumpers     U.S. Forest Service – A personal behind the scenes look at what Smokejumpers encounter from the locker room to a live fire on the forest ground.

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Smokejumpers, Hotshots Urge Montana Senator to Change Federal Classification

Legislation could change the name back to firefighters     Dennis Bragg, MTN News/KRTV.com MISSOULA (KRTV) – Experienced wildland firefighters tell Sen. Steve Daines they never expected to “get rich” by “sleeping in the dirt” and putting their lives at ...

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What It’s Like to be a Smokejumper

Time with the Nezperce Smokejumpers     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 ...

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Missoula Smokejumper Training

Smokejumpers are a national resource   Forest Service – National Interagency Fire Center Missoula Smokejumpers, Missoula, Montana

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Study Finds Decline in Health, Reaction Time Among Wildland Firefighters

Sleep and nutrition eyed in larger study By KEITH RIDLER, Associated Press BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Randy Brooks’ son had a request three years ago: What could his dad do to make wildland firefighting safer? To Brooks, a professor at ...

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Alaska Smokejumper Safety Briefing

“We’re the most important resource on the fire.”   PIO365 – Filmed on Wednesday, July 27th 2016 at the Goldenview Middle School Incident Command Post morning briefing in South Anchorage, Alaska. Raw footage provided by the Alaska Interagency Incident Management ...

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Idaho Smokejumpers

You’ll find them in the most rugged territory   On Final Productions – This video provides an overview of the McCall Smokejumper Program. Smokejumpers are experienced wildland firefighters accessing wildfires via parachute jumps. Smokejumpers are primarily used for initial attack, ...

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Tennessee Prosecutor Blocks Information on Wildfire Arson

Attorney General Dunn says prosecution could be jeopardized Fire erupts on both side of Highway 441 between Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge, Tenn., Monday, Nov. 28, 2016. In Gatlinburg, smoke and fire caused the mandatory evacuation of downtown and surrounding areas, ...

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USFA: Oregon Smokejumper Succumbs to Injury

Smokejumper had fallen while traveling back from Southeast wildfire   The U.S. Fire Administration has announced the official on-duty death of Firefighter/Smokejumper Ray Rubio, 52, of the Redmond Smokejumpers – Redmond Air Center, Deschutes National Forest on December 19, 2016. ...

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