Siskiyou Smokejumper Base Museum

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The Siskiyou Smokejumper Base Museum tells the story of early US Forest Service aerial wildfire suppression. Its story takes place in the remote and rugged forests of Southern Oregon and Northern California. 

Smokejumpers are highly trained firefighters who parachute from airplanes into remote forest fires to extinguish them while they are still small and controllable. Under favorable wind, temperature, and fuel conditions, small fires, can grow to become major conflagrations, which destroy valuable forest resources, require large fire crews, and are expensive to suppress. It is the job of smokejumpers to prevent this from happening.