Fred Rohrback Interview

Interviewee

Fred Rohrback

Interviewer

Dan Hall

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Description

Fred Rohrback discusses his time as a smokejumper for both the U.S. Forest Service and the U.S. Bureau of Land Management (BLM) from 1965 to 1973. He compares jumping for the different organizations, as well as the differences between working at bases across the western United States and in Alaska. Rohrback describes training at Missoula, Montana, fire jump procedures, and let downs from tree landings. He also comments on some of the changes in the smokejumper program, including the advent of the professional jumper.

Type

Oral History

Subjects

Smokejumpers West (United States) Biography; Smokejumping West (United States) History; Smokejumpers Alaska Biography; Smokejumping Alaska History; Bureau of Land Management

Original Date

7-21-1984

Time Period

Twentieth century

Geographic Coverage

Montana

Language

eng

Original Collection

Smokejumpers 1984 Reunion Oral History Collection, OH 133, Archives and Special Collections, Mansfield Library, University of Montana-Missoula

Digital Publisher

University of Montana--Missoula. Mansfield Library

Rights

Copyright to this collection is held by the Maureen and Mike Mansfield Library, University of Montana-Missoula. Permission may be required for use of this item. For further information please contact Archives and Special Collections: (406) 243-2053 / library.archives@umontana.edu

Oral History Number

OH_133_091

Media Type

Sound; Text

Original Format

1 sound cassette (60 min.) : analog + 1 transcript (18 p. : 28 cm.)

Digital Format

audio/mp3; application/pdf

Run Time

60 minutes

Local Filename

oh133_091.mp3; OH133-91.pdf

Fred Rohrback Interview
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