Jump In The Fire Howard Berkes talks with Murry Taylor, author of the upcoming "Jumping Fire", a memoir about his 35 seasons as a smokejumper. Smokejumpers are firefighters who get to remote blazes via airplane and parachute. They're the initial attack force against wildfires. In his book, Taylor details this dangerous occupation, and explains why he chose to risk his life for this brand of fire fighting.
NPR logo

Jump In The Fire

Only Available in Archive Formats.
Jump In The Fire

Jump In The Fire

Jump In The Fire

Only Available in Archive Formats.

Howard Berkes talks with Murry Taylor, author of the upcoming "Jumping Fire", a memoir about his 35 seasons as a smokejumper. Smokejumpers are firefighters who get to remote blazes via airplane and parachute. They're the initial attack force against wildfires. In his book, Taylor details this dangerous occupation, and explains why he chose to risk his life for this brand of fire fighting.