A Memoir by One of America's Most Select Airborne Firefighters
Jason Ramos, a U.S. Smokejumper in his 16th season, has been fighting fires for nearly 26 years from Alaska to Florida.
Based out of the North Cascades Smokejumper Base in the rugged Cascade Mountains of Washington State, Jason has faced burning buildings, raging wildfires and nearly everything between.
Smokejumpers are highly trained wildland firefighters who parachute into remote areas to fight fires at their source, before they grow too large to manage.
These elite professionals work independently in some of the most rugged terrain and under the worst conditions imaginable. They remain one of the oldest resources deployed by government agencies today.
Jason's story is a thrilling inside look into one of the world's most dangerous and difficult jobs.
A fun and valuable read...[a] touching and fast-paced memoir.