Missoula MT is the training and deployment center for the brave men and women that stand between us and the ever increasing destruction of forest fires. They are first responders that jump not into forest fires, but short distance away. Their quick response allows them to put out a small fires that would have become raging infernos hours or days later when ground crew could reach it. More info
All smokejumper candidates are required to pass the standard smokejumper physical training (PT) test on the first day of smokejumper training. Candidates must do 7 pull-ups, 45 sit-ups, 25 push-ups, and a 1.5 mile run in less than 11 minutes. The test is taken in one time frame with five-minute breaks between specific exercises. And that was the easy day.