smoke jumper


Definition of smoke jumper

: a forest firefighter who parachutes to locations otherwise difficult to reach

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Eight smoke jumpers arrived at the fire at 9:45 p.m. and worked until 2 a.m. containing the fire. Zaz Hollander, Anchorage Daily News, "Rain briefly calms wildfire near Fairbanks, but hundreds of structures remain in danger," 2 July 2019 California is also home base to 36 smoke jumpers, 18 bulldozers, 50 water tenders and 273 fire engines, said Tony Scardina, the Forest Service’s deputy regional forester. Kurtis Alexander, San Francisco Chronicle, "Can California avoid a third year of fire catastrophe? Here’s what’s been fixed — and what hasn’t," 20 June 2019

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First Known Use of smoke jumper

1927, in the meaning defined above

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