Trade Stories: Jason Ramos, Smokejumper

Jason Ramos has devoted 25 years of his life to the fire service.  Now a full-fledged smokejumper working out of Winthrop, Washington, Jason has learned to expect the unexpected everyday.  On a clouded and cool afternoon, Filson caught up with Jason aboard his 'home away from home,' a custom camper SportsmobileHow did you become a smokejumper?With any fire agency, when you come in, you're going to hear about all the different job opportunities.  Smokejumping was always at the top.  If you go through all the years of training, and are lucky enough to try out, you can make it.  I learned about it at a very young age, and about 10 years later I applied for it.  Here we are today. Where are yo...Read More