Talk:Smokejumper

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"The extra risk and trouble associated with this method is justified by the fact that the fixed-wing aircraft that carry smokejumpers are cheaper to operate over long distances and have higher top speeds than the helicopters often used for other fire deployments"

...Range, speed and payload. A jump ship typically carries several times the amount of personnel and equipment as a helicopter, right?

parachute shape[edit]

Forest Service uses rounds, Bureau of Land Management uses squares. and they jump out of planes in to a fire to help put them out! —Preceding unsigned comment added by 65.19.235.242 (talk) 21:21, 8 April 2011 (UTC)

Safety record / worst disaster[edit]

A recent helicopter crash in Mongolia killed 15 people, of whom at least 10 were firefighters. See for example http://ubpost.mongolnews.mn/content/view/307/ . Yaan 11:41, 3 July 2007 (UTC)

First Airborne Division?[edit]

The history section claims, "After observing smokejumper training methods at Ninemile Camp, Major General William C. Lee, U.S. Army, went on to establish the 101st Airborne Division, the first airborne unit in the Army." The Wikipedia 82nd Airborne Division (United States) claims that the 82nd was the first US Airborne Division. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 97.118.252.12 (talk) 04:41, 1 January 2010 (UTC)

Basic Question unanswered[edit]

What do they dooooo? This article only says that they use helicopters to get to remote places, and their safety record. It doesn't say what they actually do when they are on the ground. Is it basic forest firefighting? Do they use water? Do they do the same thing as hotshots? What? This should get answered. Thx. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 76.24.148.137 (talk) 00:14, 12 April 2013 (UTC)

Assessment comment[edit]

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Last edited at 17:34, 19 November 2008 (UTC). Substituted at 06:24, 30 April 2016 (UTC)