On Display August 14 – October 31, 2015
590 Main Street
Springfield, OR 97477
For 75 years, the men and women of the Smokejumpers have served on the front lines against wildfires throughout the U.S. and Canada. This exhibit, Smokejumpers: Firefighters from the Sky, describes the evolution and role of smokejumping over the last seven decades, and the development of the techniques and technologies that has made aerial firefighting in the Pacific Northwest what it is today.
The exhibit begins with the history of wildland firefighting in the Pacific Northwest, and details various aspects of smokejumping’s early years through photographs and artifacts provided by the National Smokejumper Association. In addition to these wonderful historical references, the exhibit highlights some of the major fire events throughout the last 100 years as well as the unique dangers these brave men and women face on a daily basis.