Andrew Stevenson describes his one regular season in 1965 as a smokejumper and his nine years as a retread, or a regular U.S. Forest Service employee who can be called up to jump as needed, from 1966 to 1974. In particular, he talks about training at the Redding, California base, working with ground crews on fires, and the Forest Service’s emphasis on smokejumper safety.
Smokejumpers California Biography; Smokejumping California History; Smokejumping California Social life and customs; Smokejumpers Training of
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 (26 p. : 28 cm.)
Stevenson, Andrew, "Andrew Stevenson Interview, October 7, 1984" (1984). Smokejumpers 1984 Reunion Oral History Project. OH 133-100.