Alice Page Interview, November 5, 1987
Alice Page talks about her 30-year career with the U.S. Forest Service, and explains her duties within the Division of Fire Control as secretary for the division chief. Page reflects on the development of the smokejumpers program and the Forest Service’s safety record which boasted very few casualties until the 1964 Mann Gulch fires. She discusses the injury reporting process within the Division of Fire Control, and recalls the specific kinds of injuries she saw amongst the smokejumpers. Page also discusses World War Two, and how rationing affected the supply needs of the smokejumper program.