Jim Klump relates his experiences jumping in Redding, California, from 1964 to 1974, including being among the first smokejumpers to repel from a helicopter. He describes the physical training, his fellow smokejumpers, and memorable fire jumps. Klump talks about being a U.S. Forest Service employee and jumping through the Forest Service’s retread program.
Smokejumpers California Biography; Smokejumping California History
Smokejumpers 1984 Reunion Oral History Collection, OH 133, Archives and Special Collections, Mansfield Library, University of Montana-Missoula
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1 sound cassette (90 min.) : analog + 1 transcript (22 p. : 28 cm.)
Klump, Jim, "Jim Klump Interview" (1984). Smokejumpers 1984 Reunion Oral History Project. OH 133-056.