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Smokejumper: A memoir on sale this week

Smokejumper: A memoir on sale this week

Jason Ramos, a 16-year veteran smokejumper based at the North Cascades Smokejumper Base (NCSB) in Winthrop, has just published a memoir about his career as a wildland firefighter. Smokejumper: A memoir by one of America’s most select airborne firefighters is an inside look at the 75-year legacy of the smokejumper program and the select group...
Jumping at the chance

Jumping at the chance

“It’s a perfect day for a first jump,” remarked North Cascades Smokejumper Base loft foreman Michael Noe, who gazed skyward as four rookie candidates steered their parachutes toward safe landings in a cow pasture …
Training a constant priority at North Cascades Smokejumper Base

Training a constant priority at North Cascades Smokejumper Base

Photos by Laurelle Walsh: Trainees parachute into a field adjacent to the smokejumper base.   BY LAURELLE WALSH The flag at the North Cascades Smokejumper Base was at half-staff last week to honor a 28-year-old smokejumper who was killed by a falling branch while fighting a fire in northern California. “It has been hard on everybody,”...