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Get To Know A Firefighting "Smokejumper"


Imagine the danger in fighting wildland fires.

Now imagine fighting wildland fires AFTER jumping out of an airplane. 

Jason Ramos does it for a living, and tells his story in the book Smokejumper.  It's not a job for everyone, but someone has to fight fires when they start in remote areas far from roads.  Smokejumpers do that and live to tell their stories. 

Jason Ramos visits the Exchange to tell his.  


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Geoffrey Riley is a graduate of the University of Missouri School of Journalism and marked his tenth anniversary as the full-time host of the Jefferson Exchange at the end of 2019. He's been a broadcaster in the Rogue Valley for 35 years, working in both television and radio.