Gary Johnson discusses his career as a smokejumper from 1968 to 1984 and the effects that career smokejumpers had on the organization. He describes his training and the equipment and notes how both have changed over the years. As head of the smokejumpers at Redding, California, Johnson discusses the inclusion of women and other minority smokejumpers, as well as the quota requirement, which was added during the 1980s.
Smokejumpers California Biography; Smokejumping California History; Minorities Employment
Smokejumpers 1984 Reunion Oral History Collection, OH 133, Archives and Special Collections, Mansfield Library, University of Montana-Missoula
University of Montana-Missoula. Mansfield Library
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1 sound cassette (65 min.) : analog + 1 transcript (19 p. : 28 cm.)
Johnson, Gary R., "Gary R. Johnson Interview, July 21, 1984" (1984). Smokejumpers 1984 Reunion Oral History Project. OH 133-051.