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Aerial Fire Depot and Smokejumper Center
Smokejumpers are highly trained specialists who parachute into remote areas of national forests to fight the spread of wildfires. The nation's largest training base for smokejumpers is located in Missoula. The remodeled (1992) visitor center at the depot offers updated displays, dioramas and videos related to fire suppression. Guided tours are given of the parachute loft and training facilities. Open memorial day through labor day 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Duration of tour 45 minutes to an hour. Minimum time to visit depot without tour: 20 minutes. Admission free, donations accepted.

Location:

5765 West Broadway Street
Missoula, MT 59808

Located in Missoula, take Airway Boulevard Exit and follow signs to the Smokejumper Base located 1/2 mile west of the airport.

Phone:

406 329-4934

Fax: 406-329-4955
Website: www.smokejumpers.com