The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) 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. BLM 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. Eighty Eight BLM Smokejumpers are stations at the Alaska Fire Service (AFS) in Fairbanks Alaksa. Using high-performance aircraft and parachutes, the jumpersí primary mission is to be first on the scene when fires occur in remote areas. Smokejumpers can operate out of virtually any airport with adequate runway length and fueling capabilities, providing a long-range, large-payload, rapid response to an emerging or ongoing fire.