Tag Archives: Smokejumpers

Fallen Wyoming Smokejumper Honored by Fellow Wildland Firefighters

“My son died, but not in vain and not for nothing.”     CODY, Wyo. (AP) — Fellow wildland firefighters, U.S. Forest Service Chief Vicki Christiansen and Wyoming Gov. Mark Gordon paid tribute during a weekend memorial for Tim Hart, ...

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Alaska Smokejumpers First Jump of the 2021 Fire Season

Smokejumpers head out to the Pilot Point Fire     BLM Alaska Alaska Smokejumpers loading up for the first fire jump of the 2021 Alaska fire season was caught on video on May 24, 2021. The 12 BLM Alaska Fire ...

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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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