Parachuting Into Wildfire: What It’s Like to Be a Smokejumper

They’re called smokejumpers and, as you may guess from the name, they have very dangerous work. Their job is to parachute into the spot where a wildfire has started and put it out with the help of only a pulaski and a handsaw. They know how to survive in the wilderness and save nature from fire. Lesia Bakalets traveled to a city in Idaho to tell their incredible story.

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