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Newly-hired candidates are put through four weeks of arduous training with an emphasis on physical fitness, parachute skills, and firefighting techniques. Other training topics might include: tree climbing, saw work (both power and cross-cut), portable pump use and maintenance, radio communication, navigation, mop-up standards, etc.

For more information e-mail the Redmond Smokejumpers.

Two photos of smokejumpers practicing jumps during training and getting ready to load into an aircraft for a jump.