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National Smokejumper Association

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National Smokejumper Association Glacier Park Trail Crew July 2011

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Earl Cooley: Remembering an Early Smokejumper

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Testing Smokejumper PPE 1949

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The National Smokejumper Association, or NSA, is a non-profit, American organization that preserves the history of aerial fire management, or smokejumping, through interviews, rosters, photographs, films, letters, reports and publications. It is also a meeting area for people involved with wildland firefighting and helps in the preservation of national forests and grasslands. The first president of the NSA was Earl Cooley, one of the first smokejumpers for the United States Forest Service. Cooley presided over the NSA from 1993 to 1995. Other past presidents of the NSA were Laird Robinson, Ed Courtney, Carl Gidlund, Larry Lufkin, Ron Stoleson and Doug Houston. The current president is Jim Cherry.
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