National Geographic : 1950 Jun
Montana, Shining Mountain Treasureland U. S. Forest Service A Smoke Jumper Dropped from a Plane Parachutes into a Forest Fire Crews of 10 to 15, responding to Montana alarms, are airborne within 20 minutes. This jumper steers his 'chute by pulling lines which open and close slits in the canopy. His 60-pound kit contains such items as ax, saw, shovel, rope, drinking water, and emergency parachute (page 734). At the Dillon rodeo last fall a jumper landed accurately in front of the grandstand after a 5,000-foot leap.