Submitted by the High Desert Museum
A SMOKEJUMPER’S LIFE – PARACHUTE INTO A WILDFIRE
Exhibit highlights the history of smokejumpers and wildfires in the Northwest
The exhibit introduces the history of wildland firefighting in the Pacific Northwest through photographs and artifacts such as firefighting
tools, fire shelters, drip torches and a smokejumper mannequin provided by the
National Smokejumper Association. The exhibit also highlights some of the major
fire events throughout the last 100 years, as well as the unique dangers these
brave men and women face on a daily basis.
Smokejumpers: Firefighters from the Sky was developed by the Springfield Museum in cooperation with the National Smokejumper Association. This exhibit was made
possible by the Pacific Northwest Forest Service Association and 1859 Oregon’s
About the High Desert Museum: Through exhibits, wildlife and
living history, the High Desert Museum creates learning experiences to help
audiences discover their connection to the past, their role in the present and
their responsibility to the future. The Museum is a 501(c)3 non-profit
organization that was founded in 1982.