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History Of Smokejumpers - Missoula Montana

Public Domain Stock Footage History Of Smokejumpers - Missoula Montana

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keywords: us forest service, wildfires, firefighter, smokejumper

Synopsis: The U.S. Forest Service straps parachutes to their firefighters or Smokejumpers to get them into areas not accessible by vehicle...(read more)

  • Date: 1940
  • Duration: 00:00:59
  • Sound: Yes
  • Color: Monochrome
  • Type: Public Domain
  • Language: English
  • Location: United States

History Of Smokejumpers - Missoula Montana

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History Of Smokejumpers - Missoula Montana

History of Smokejumping, first practical use of Smokejumpers by the U.S. Forest Service to fight forest fires. Forest fire-fighters (smokejumper) are dropped by parachute. Brief aerial view of Montana forest fire. Shows firefighter being "suited-up" for jump into fire zone. Shows single engine plane taking off from remote Montana airstrip. View of firefighter smokejumper jumping from plane and landing in fire zone. CU scenes of firefighter with ax fighting forest fire. CU scenes of forest fire. Fire fighters from the sky, the modern way to fight forest fires in 1940!