The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Boise Smokejumpers provide wildland fire and hazardous fuels reduction services to BLM and other land managers. Boise smokejumpers assist with wildfire suppression, remote area fire monitoring, prescribed fire, thinning, and other fuels operations. Boise smokejumpers provide professional, effective, and safe fire and aviation services to help land managers meet their objectives.
Eighty-four BLM Smokejumpers are stationed at the National Interagency Fire Center (NIFC) in Boise, Idaho. Using high-performance aircraft and parachutes, the jumpers’ primary mission is to be first on the scene when fires occur in remote areas. The Boise Smokejumpers can operate out of Boise or virtually any airport with adequate runway length and fueling capabilities, providing a long-range, large-payload, rapid response to an emerging or ongoing fire.
If you have questions or comments regarding the BLM BoiseSmokejumpers, please contact Jim Raudenbush, Smokejumper Base Manager at (208)387-5426. For questions regarding hiring, please contact Smokejumper Crew Supervisor Matt Bowers at (208)387-5426.