Smokejumpers of Boise to Visit Franklin Police and Fire

Posted by Community Relations Department on 3/28/2012 12:00:00 PM

The Bureau of Land Management Smokejumpers of Boise, Idaho will visit Franklin Police and Fire for the Firefighting students’ awards night for passing the BLM Wildfire course.  The Smokejumpers will also come out to the school the next day to give a presentation to the fire students of Franklin.     Using high-performance aircraft and parachutes, the 84 jumpers are based in Boise, Idaho.  The Smokejumpers’ primary mission is to be first on the scene when fires occur in remote areas. The  Smokejumpers can operate out of Boise or virtually any airport with adequate runway length and fueling capabilities, providing a long-range, large-payload, rapid response to an emerging or ongoing fire.