Episode 219 - Jason Ramos

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Jason Ramos is a wildland firefighter in his 27th season. Ramos has fought fires from Alaska to Florida and nearly everywhere between.

Smokejumpers are highly trained wildland firefighters who parachute into remote areas to fight fires. They also can be called upon to assist in search and rescue missions. Smokejumpers are highly specialized and trained professionals who work independently in some of the most difficult terrain imaginable. They remain one of the oldest resources deployed by government agencies today.

Jason’s Website:


Jason’s Book:

Smokejumper: A Memoir by one of America’s most select Airborne Firefighters.

Other Recommended Books:

Code Name: Johnny Walker: The Extraordinary Story of the Iraqi Who Risked Everything to Fight with the U.S. Navy SEALs - Jim DeFelice and Johnny Walker

Lone Survivor: The Eyewitness Account of Operation Redwing and the Lost Heroes of SEAL Team 10 - Marcus Luttrell and Patrick Robinson

Recommended Movies:

Only the Brave

Star Wars

Jacques Cousteau Movies