Smoke jumping on the Western fire line

conscientious objectors during World War II by Mark Matthews

Publisher: University of Oklahoma Press in Norman

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  • West (U.S.),
  • United States.


  • Civilian Public Service -- History.,
  • Smokejumpers -- West (U.S.) -- Biography.,
  • Smokejumping -- West (U.S.) -- History.,
  • World War, 1939-1945 -- Conscientious objectors -- United States.

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references and index.

Statementby Mark Matthews ; foreword by George McGovern.
LC ClassificationsSD421.24 .M38 2006
The Physical Object
Paginationp. cm.
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL3430502M
ISBN 100806137665
LC Control Number2005055530

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  Rose, a U.S. Forest Service employee in McCall, Idaho (pop. 2,), took a hiatus from smoke-jumping this summer because she is pregnant with her first child. First line of defense. The U.S. Forest Service launched the smoke-jumping program in in Idaho’s Nez Perce National Forest. Quantity linear feet and 16 Megabytes Collection Number Mss Summary The National Smokejumper Association is an organization dedicated to the preservation of the history of aerial fire management and wildland firefighting.   On Aug. 19, , the U.S. West Coast was shrouded in smoke as more than million acres had been — or were currently — on fire.   Today, the day after at least 12 firefighters from a crew of 52 were trapped and then killed in a wildfire that "blew up" on a steep slope in Western .

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This book tells the story of one important group of World War II conscientious objectors: the men who volunteered for Civilian Public Service as U.S. Forest Service smoke jumpers. Based in Missoula, Montana, the experimental smoke-jumping program began inbut before the project could expand, the war effort drained available manpower/5(3).

This book tells the story of one important group of World War II conscientious objectors: the men who volunteered for Civilian Public Service as U.S.

Forest Service smoke jumpers. Based in Missoula, Montana, the experimental smoke-jumping program began inbut before the project could expand, the war effort drained available : University of Oklahoma Press.

This book tells the story of one important group of World War II conscientious objectors: the men who volunteered for Civilian Public Service as U.S. Forest Service smoke jumpers. Based in. Smoke Jumping on the Western Fire Line: Conscientious Objectors During World War II Mark Matthews, Author, George S.

McGovern, Foreword by, foreword by George McGovern. Univ. of Oklahoma $ Genre/Form: Electronic books Biographies History Biography: Additional Physical Format: Print version: Matthews, Mark, Smoke jumping on the Western fire line.

Smoke jumping on the Western fire line; conscientious objectors during World War II. Matthews, Mark. of Oklahoma Pr. pages $ Hardcover SD This book will be of use to those interested in the history of conscientious objectors in the U.S., and those interested in the history of fire fighting in the forests of the western U.S.

It is written by a journalist, not a historian, and tells an interesting story that should have some new information even for those already familiar with one of the two topics/5. Mark Matthews' SMOKE JUMPING ON THE WESTERN FIRE LINE: CONSCIENTIOUS OBJECTORS DURING WORLD WAR II (, $) offers a fascinating and rare probe into a little-researched aspect of World War II history: the story of deeply religious young men whose beliefs led them to reject military service.

Jumping Fire is a passionate, thrilling, yet easy-to-read account of Alaska Smokejumper Murry Taylor. This edge-of-your-seat first-person account of the fire season will keep you reading.

Vivid stories, lightly interetwined with the rollercoaster love life afforded by wildland firefighing, help propel this wonderful book through its chapters/5(33). The book’s title comes from the name of the profession: smokejumpers insert into remote, inaccessible areas of forests in order to stop forest fires.

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Smokejumpers are described in Philip Connor's book Fire Season. Author Nora Roberts's novel Chasing Fire also details the lives and loves of a group of smokejumpers. The film Smoke Jumpers is loosely based on Don Mackey's life.

Smoke Jumper. Bill, newly graduated from High School, takes a summer job of "smoke jumping", a fascinating, thrilling new phase of the Forest Service. Parachute landings right at the source of the fire, with all the dangers of planes, jumping into the unknown, rocky territory, fires, falling timber, vast unknown wilderness and wild animals all combine into one first rate boys' adventure.

The Smoke Jumper His name is Connor Ford and he falls like an angel of mercy from the sky, braving the flames to save the woman he loves but knows he cannot have. For Julia Bishop is the partner of his best friend and fellow “smoke jumper,” Ed Tully. Fire line: A boundary of a fire scene established for public safety and to identify the area in which firefighters may be working.

Fire load (Btu/sq ft): An estimate of the amount of heat that will be given off during ordinary combustion of all the fuel in a given space; e.g., a bedroom or a lumberyard. charge of the Western Department, and later to become World War II Commander of the U.S. Air Force.

Aerial fire control in Region 1 (Montana, Idaho, and eastern Washington) dates from the early summer of when Forest Inspector Howard R.

Flint, together with Lieutenants Nick Mamer and R. Freng of the Air Corps Reserve, organized the Fire. smokejumpers are jumping from the right place in the air so that they will land safely near the fire. The jumpmaster does this with the help of the airplane pilot.

They both spot areas on the ground that could serve as the landing zone. Before the jumpmaster gives the signal to jump. The Mann Gulch fire was a wildfire reported on August 5,in a gulch located along the upper Missouri River in the Gates of the Mountains Wilderness, Helena National Forest, in the U.S.

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The CDF 67 you are referring to is much different from the Feds. FYI CAL-FIRE neither has hot shots or smoke jumpers. The inmate crews would be the closest thing to a hot shot crew. CAL-FIRE runs helitack crews on copters. They are stationed at the station with the engine crew and respond to incidents on the copter.

That jump 75 years ago made history as the first smokejump. Today smokejumpers remain an important piece of the National Forest Service.

Dozens of wildfires burning across western North America – including California's Mendocino Complex, Holy Fire, Carr Fire and Ferguson Fire – are sending plumes of smoke.

The base here in Winthrop claims to be the “birthplace of smoke jumping.” A larger base in Missoula, Mont., might dispute that, but no one disputes Mr. Longanecker’s record. The flames shot higher, and the smoke grew thicker as the fire advanced from timberland to an open meadow.

Within 10 minutes, the blaze had engulfed about 3, acres, jumping from one ridge, with. For instance, if you want to jump out of Missoula, consider working on the Lolo Hotshots. You’ll have the opportunity to cross paths with their overhead, and get a sense of their culture, and maybe even cut some line with them on a fire or two on forest.

When hiring season comes along, that familiarity with help boost your chances considerably. As the United States struggles with another historically bad wildfire season, I’ve decided to travel to Redding, Calif., one of nine smoke-jumping bases scattered across the West, to see who.

Large fire burns more than half of northern half of Australian island posted: State of Washington develops worker-safety rules to address wildfire smoke posted: Reno fire reaches full containment as investigators still try to learn cause posted:. It was a busy fire season when I rookied at McCall, Idaho, in I was fortunate to have 14 fire jumps, which included four in Oregon.

It was jumper num on a small Oregon blaze, that was most memorable. Jul Download this Smokejumper Magazine Edition. Remembering The Norton Creek Disaster And The Deaths Of Two Friends.

But it was smoke jumping that gave him his first big break. It had happened three years ago, his and Ed’s rookie season and as fine a baptism as any jumper ever had.

It turned into one of the driest summers on record and forest fires became big news all over the country, especially the ones sweeping through Yellowstone Park. Crews, which have established about 75% of a line of defense against the inferno, are keeping an eye on the east and south side of the fire.

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