Former Smokejumper (CJ 1966) | Interviewed July, 2015 | Montana (75th Anniversary of Smokejumping)
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Troop Emonds, Cave Junction Smokejumper from 1966-1967 and 1971-1980 and Alaskan Smokejumper from 1981-1992, talks about his experience jumping eastern fires.
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Troop was a Smokejumper for 23 years (making 529 smokejumps throughout country), after which he served as a Fire Management Officer in Alaska for the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. After retirement, he started a wildfire hand tool development company and offers consulting and fire management training programs for interface dwellers. You can see more about Troop and his business here.