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Smokejumpers: Firefighters from the Sky - Free Exhibit

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.

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Tuesday, August 11, 2015

The History of Hotshot Firefighters

Used primarily in an attempt to hold back complex wildfires, hotshots are the emergency service operators that work in some of the roughest situations - usually with little to no logistical support.

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Wednesday, July 1, 2015

History of Smokejumpers

While smokejumping is risky business, it’s an effective tactic in many wildfire cases. Interested in how this program started? Read on to learn more about the history of smokejumpers.

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Wednesday, June 17, 2015