Each coloring sheet is created from a real photograph.
This photo was taken by a Canadian Smokejumper named Greg Jones. He is one of the winners of the American Wildfire Experience’s 2019 Wildland Fire Digital Storytelling Micro-grants and is an excellent photographer.
We hope you enjoyed coloring your sheet. How does it compare to the photo above? Does the photo make you think differently about the picture? Did you use different colors? We can’t wait to see everyone’s finished coloring, so be sure to share below or on social media (with your parent’s permission, of course)!
When wildfires start in remote areas, and the conditions are such that foresters and land managers don’t want wildfire to burn at that time, wildland firefighters are called to complete an “initial attack” of the fire. Initial attack is the first first 24-hour period of a wildfire response – the goal is to fully suppress, or put out, the fire. There are all sorts of initial attack resources that are used all over the world: engine crews, heli-rappellers, handcrews, smokejumpers, and more. Smokejumpers are unique in that they are transported by airplane and then parachute into areas that inaccessible by any other means. Would you like to learn more about the history of the Canadian Smokejumpers? You can visit this website: https://smokejumper.ca/about/history/
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