Wendy Kamm discusses being one of the first three women smokejumpers at the Missoula, Montana base in 1982. She describes the training and the injuries she sustained, and compares fighting fires in Alaska to Montana. Kamm talks about the psychological and emotional harassment by male smokejumpers that she endured, as well as strength she felt it took to be a female smokejumper.
Smokejumpers Montana Biography; Smokejumping Montana History; Smokejumpers Training of; Women Employment; Forest fires Alaska
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 (79 min.) : analog + 1 transcript (34 p. : 28 cm.)
Kamm, Wendy, "Wendy Kamm Interview, November 30, 1984" (1984). Smokejumpers 1984 Reunion Oral History Project. OH_133_053.