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The Smoke Jumper

Author : Nicholas Evans
ISBN : 9780748112296
Genre : Fiction
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The fire that was to change so many lives started with a single shaft of lightning that struck a mountain ridge on a still and moonless night. The woman who camped nearby with her group of troubled teenagers slept on and heard nothing. Until the deadly inferno engulfed the mountain, and into the flames leaped The Smoke Jumper. His name is Connor Ford and he braves he the flames to save the woman he loves but cannot have, for Julia Bishop is the partner of his closest friend, Ed Tully. Julia loves them both but the tragedy on Snake Mountain forces her to choose between them and burns a brand on all their hearts. In the wake of the fire, Connor travels to the world's worst wars and disasters to take photographs that find him fame but not happiness. Reckless of a life he no longer wants, he dares death to take him, until another fateful day on another continent, when he must walk through fire again ...
Category: Fiction

Terry The Smoke Jumper

Author : Michael P. Rucker
ISBN : 0971165041
Genre : Fire fighters
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Smoke jumpers are brave men and women who parachute into remote areas to save the forest from fires. Tractors are important in fighting fires. They are used to bulldoze trees and to plow fire lanes. In this story, the smoke jumpers need a small tractor that can be parachuted from an airplane to help them. Terry is just the right sized tractor for the job. Terry learns that fighting forest fires is the hardest work he has ever done. He also finds that he must overcome fear to get the job done. Terry and the smoke jumpers become trapped as the fire burns out of control. Will Terry's friend, Ellie the Eagle, and the "Water Bomber" come in time to save them?
Category: Fire fighters

Smoke Jumper

Author : R. A. Montgomery
ISBN : 055328861X
Genre : Children's stories
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The reader becomes a student enrolled in a summer training program as a smoke jumper in the Pacific Northwest, an area hit hard by a number of small, suspicious forest fires.
Category: Children's stories

Smoke Jumpers

Author : Jim Gigliotti
ISBN : 1592967353
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
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Provides information on what smoke jumpers do, how they are trained, what they wear, and what happens when they are parachuted into wildfire areas.
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Smoke Jumpers

Author : Joanne Mattern
ISBN : 0823959783
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
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Discusses how smoke jumpers work together to put out forest fires.
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Smoke Jumpers

Author : Julie Murray
ISBN : 1644944065
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
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Most people arrive at their tidy desks at 8 am each day, and others jump out of airplanes to rescue others or face violent seas to catch giant fish. Each title in this series will introduce a fierce job, the people who take it on, and what each day might entail. This series is at a Level 2 and is written specifically for emerging readers. Aligned to Common Core standards & correlated to state standards
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Smokejumpers And The Cia

Author : Stanley Collins
ISBN : 069283303X
Genre : Intelligence service
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Smokejumpers worked for the CIA (Agency) over a 25-plus year period. Beginning in the spring of 1951, the CIA sent two agents to the Smokejumper base at Nine Mile, Montana, to be trained to parachute into mountainous and isolated terrain. The agents apparently reported back that there was a cadre of men already trained and willing to take on whatever the Agency wanted done. Ten Smokejumpers were recruited and went to work for the Agency that year. Seven of those Smokejumpers went to Taiwan where they trained National Chinese paratroopers and were involved in cargo drops deep into the mainland. In later years, jumpers moved on to Tibet to drop men and equipment to local forces fighting against Chinese occupation. Besides operations in Guatemala and the Bay of Pigs, Smokejumpers also took part in the Congo, India, and the 15-year "Secret War" in Laos. The CIA had realized in Smokejumpers men who were problem solvers and could get the job done under the most difficult circumstances.
Category: Intelligence service

Smoke Jumpers

Author : Paul Freeman
ISBN : 0962750913
Genre : Fiction
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Category: Fiction

Smoke Jumper

Author : Nick Gordon
ISBN : 9781612116341
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
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When a wildfire breaks out in a remote area of the wilderness, smoke jumpers are called to action. As their plane nears the fire, they leap out and parachute into the forest to fight the blaze. Students will learn about the multiple dangers smoke jumpers are exposed to and how they train to stay safe.
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Fire Fighting Aircraft And Smoke Jumpers

Author : Henry M. Holden
ISBN : 0766017206
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
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Presents first-hand pilot accounts and examines pilot training, aircraft specifications, and specialized equipment used in fighting wildfires from the air.
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Smoke Jumper Moon Pilot

Author : Willie G. Moseley
ISBN : 1935001760
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Al Shepard was returning to the cosmos, and this time, he was going to walk on the Moon. Grounded for most of the Sixties due to an inner ear problem, America's first man in space had been serving as NASA's Chief of the Astronaut Office, and had figured into the selection of crews for American manned space flights. Now healthy and cleared for flight himself, Shepard knew who he wanted on his own Apollo crew.For Lunar Module Pilot, he selected a brilliant Navy aviator, Edgar Mitchell, a.k.a. “The Brain,” who already had a doctorate of science in Aeronautics and Astronautics from M.I.T., and had been highly involved in the design of the Lunar Module. The Command Module Pilot, who would be responsible for guiding the Apollo spacecraft to the Moon, placing it in a safe orbit, and returning it safely to Earth, was to be Air Force pilot Stuart Roosa.And Roosa didn't even have a college degree when he had won his Air Force wings, and hadn't been on a backup crew for an Apollo flight. But when it came to piloting skills, he was that good.Stu Roosa's life was incredibly diverse—the second son of a government surveyor, he had spent his early childhood in a migratory lifestyle with his family before the Roosas settled in Claremore, Oklahoma, where Stu proved to be an excellent student and developed a lifelong love of hunting. He became a smoke jumper for the Forest Service before enlisting in the Air Force's aviation cadet program. Excelling in piloting skills, Roosa had graduated from test pilot school at the legendary Edwards Air Force Base before being chosen as an astronaut. Roosa loved his family and his country, and he loved to fly. Recollections in this detailed biography include memories from family members, schoolmates, and veteran smoke jumpers, pilots, and astronauts. Smoke Jumper, Moon Pilot tells the story of a focused, determined, and patriotic youngster who believed in the American dream, and grew up to live it.Back cover: At the age of 19, Stu Roosa was parachuting into the woods of the Pacific Northwest to fight forest fires.— He joined the Air Force.— He became a test pilot at Edwards Air Force Base.— He was selected to be an astronaut by NASA.— He went to the Moon.— He became a successful businessman and big game hunter.This is the family-authorized biography of Apollo 14 Command Module Pilot Stuart A. Roosa (1933-1994). It's the quintessential, All-American chronicle of the life of an Oklahoma farm boy whose initiative, drive and personal integrity earned him a place among the 24 individuals who made the most dramatic voyage in human history, and it's a story that needs to be told, now more than ever.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

Slots And Tails

Author : Randle M. Hurst
ISBN : OCLC:41694816
Genre : Smokejumpers
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Smoke Jumpers

Author : R. A. Montgomery
ISBN : 1933390298
Genre : Juvenile Fiction
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The reader becomes a student enrolled in a summer training program as a smoke jumper in the Pacific Northwest, an area hit hard by a number of small, suspicious forest fires.
Category: Juvenile Fiction

Smoke Jumper Notebook Smoke Jumper Diary Smoke Jumper Journal Funny Gift For Smoke Jumper

Author : Crafted Profession Notebooks
ISBN : 1089977697
Genre :
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110 white pages College-ruled notebook (medium ruled) matte cover This funny Smoke Jumper notebook is a great Smoke Jumper gift under 10.00. It is the perfect companion for any Smoke Jumper. Use it as a Smoke Jumper journal, Smoke Jumper planner or as a gift for a Smoke Jumper. Keep track of your duties, shifts, successes, and improvements with this Smoke Jumper diary.
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Smoke Jumpers In Action

Author : Jon Westmark
ISBN : 150381632X
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Give readers an inside look at the dangerous job of smoke jumpers. Additional features include a table of contents, a Fast Facts spread, critical-thinking questions, a phonetic glossary, an index, a selected bibliography, an introduction to the author, and sources for further research.
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Smokejumpers

Author : Laura Johnson
ISBN : 0325034834
Genre : Smokejumpers
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When a hugh fire breaks out quickly and spreads through a heavily wooded wilderness area, fire trucks can't get close to the fire, and airplaines can't land anywhere near the raging blaze. This is a job for smokejumpers.
Category: Smokejumpers

Just A Few Jumper Stories

Author : Rod Dow
ISBN : 1512022233
Genre :
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"Just a Few Jumper Stories" is a collection of 70 stories from 46 years of firefighting (32 with the smokejumpers) by Alaska Smokejumper Rod Dow. It is intended as a straightforward attempt to archive campfire stories from the life of a long time firefighter. All true tales, mostly funny incidents from his career, they portray the thrill, humor, and love of the outdoors that comes from parachuting into wild country in Alaska and throughout the mountain west.
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Smokejumper

Author : Keith Elliot Greenberg
ISBN : 156711153X
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
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Discusses the special training and skills required by forest fire fighters who parachute into fires which cannot be reached by other means
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Smokejumper

Author : Jason A. Ramos
ISBN : 9780062319647
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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A rare inside look at the thrilling world of smokejumpers, the airborne firefighters who parachute into the most remote and rugged areas of the United States, confronting the growing threat of nature’s blazes. Forest and wildland fires are growing larger, more numerous, and deadlier every year — record drought conditions, decades of forestry mismanagement, and the increasing encroachment of residential housing into the wilderness have combined to create a powder keg that threatens millions of acres and thousands of lives every year. One select group of men and women are part of America's front-line defense: smokejumpers. The smokejumper program operates through both the U.S. Forest Service and the Bureau of Land Management. Though they are tremendously skilled and only highly experienced and able wildland firefighters are accepted into the training program, being a smokejumper remains an art that can only be learned on the job. Forest fires often behave in unpredictable ways: spreading almost instantaneously, shooting downhill behind a stiff tailwind, or even flowing like a liquid. In this extraordinarily rare memoir by an active-duty jumper, Jason Ramos takes readers into his exhilarating and dangerous world, explores smokejumping’s remarkable history, and explains why their services are more essential than ever before.
Category: Biography & Autobiography