[Banner]  US Forest Service, Fire and Aviation Management. Redmond Smokejumpers National Report About Smokejumpers Smokejumper Bases Redmond Smokejumpers USDA Forest Service, Fire & Aviation Management USDA Forest Service logo which links to the agency's national site. Contact Us Employment About Us News & Information Fire & Aviation Home
 


Image of the Forest Service  Smokejumper logo. Training


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.