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"I've had the good fortune of working with some of the best in the wildfire business from the start: Four seasons with a very capable type II crew in San Luis Obispo, three seasons with the Los Padres Hot Shots headed by Mark Linane and company, and now four seasons with the AK jumpers."
"Surrounded by folks like that, wildland firefighting has become a career that's grown on me," said McMillan.
Smokejumpers drop into some of the most remote places in the United States to battle the annual summer onslaught of forest fires.
Photographs of these fires are very difficult to obtain. McMillan's work is an amazing visual record. You can see more if you visit his Web site, Spotfire Images.
You can also find more photographic representations of smokejumping at www.smokejumpers.com, the home of the National Smokejumper Association. The National Smokejumper Association is a volunteer organization dedicated to the preservation of smokejumper history and to providing a forum for those interested in smokejumping.Smokejumper merchandise such as clothing and artwork is available through their secure online store.