See What it’s Like to be a Smokejumper in Northern California

Smokejumpers are wildland firefighters who parachute into a remote areas to combat wildfires

It’s fire season in NorCal, which means we must keep in mind the brave men and women who put their lives on the line to protect us from fires. And when it comes to firefighters, there are none more brave than smokejumpers.

If you are not familiar with smokejumpers, they are wildland firefighters who parachute into remote areas to combat wildfires. Smokejumpers are capable of reaching a wildfire shortly after ignition, when it is still relatively small, and extinguishing the blaze before it becomes a problem to land managers and the public. When there is no significant fire activity, smokejumpers will take on other assignments such as forestry, disaster relief and emergency management.

Check out this video from Andrew Pattison showing the shear awesomeness of smokejumpers in NorCal:

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