Siskiyou Smokejumper Base Museum

Siskiyou Smokejumper Museum

Who are the Smokejumpers?

Smokejumpers are highly trained firefighters who parachute from airplanes into remote forest fires to extinguish them while they are still small and controllable. Under favorable wind, temperature and fuel conditions, small fires, can grow to become major conflagrations, which destroy valuable forest resources, require large fire crews and are expensive to suppress. It is the job of smokejumpers to prevent this from happening.

Learn more about them by checking out the content below!