John J. Harper
Paul Sulinski relates his experiences as a smokejumper, based first in Winthrop, Washington in 1959, and then in Fairbanks, Alaska. He compares the Winthrop base to the facilities in Alaska, and talks about the different tactics for fighting fires in those regions. Sulinski also discusses returning to smokejumping after a 12-year hiatus and the changes in equipment, training, and smokejumper attitudes he has observed.
Smokejumpers Alaska Biography; Smokejumping Alaska History; Smokejumping Washington (State) History; Smokejumping Philosophy
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 (90 min.) : analog + 1 transcript (21 p. : 28 cm.)
Sulinski, Paul E., "Paul E. Sulinski Interview" (1984). Smokejumpers 1984 Reunion Oral History Project. OH 133-103.