The unknown and unknowable - how do you possibly train for that? A smokejumper’s training regimen has to include a balance of certainty and variety. There is no quitting or turning around once you've left the plane. Here's a workout that will push you the same way a smokejumper is pushed every day.
On Thursday, August 11th, 2016, a fire ignited between Pocket and Shoshone Lakes in Yellowstone National Park. In order to combat this hard to reach fire, three smokejumpers were called in to suppress this fire. But who are these smokejumpers and why are they essential?
In a recent article published by the New York Times called When you Dial 911 and Wall Street Answers, the author sets out to highlight some of the bad practices employed by private sector emergency services companies on their relentless march to turn a profit on what is traditionally a government sponsored function.