Author of "Smokejumper"
May 01, 2018 12:00 PM
Jason Ramos
Author of "Smokejumper"

Location = Wyndham Goldpan Room, 505 S. Main St., Breckenridge

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“A touching and fast-paced memoir... written with precision and perspective, sometimes with a touch of poetry. ... A fun and valuable read for anyone seeking to learn more about those who are willing to risk their lives to battle such deadly infernos.” (Washington Post)

Jason Ramos is a wildland firefighter in his 27th season. Ramos has fought fires from Alaska to Florida and nearly everywhere between. Smokejumpers are highly trained wildland firefighters who parachute into remote areas to fight fires. They also can be called upon to assist in search and rescue missions. Smokejumpers are highly specialized and trained professionals who work independently in some of the most difficult terrain imaginable. They remain one of the oldest resources deployed by government agencies today.