An Alaska Fire Service smokejumper was killed yesterday on a training jump at Fort Wainwright, Alaska. They haven't released the name yet.
Alan Martin, Bat. Chief
Steese Area VFD
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04-30-2000, 06:38 PM #1tundra fireFirehouse.com Guest
AFS Smokejumper killed
05-01-2000, 01:20 PM #2Captain HickmanFirehouse.com Guest
Jumper was in his 3rd year of jumping and was killed when both main and reserve chutes.
From what could be determined, jumper had correctly pulled all rip-cords, but chutes still failed to deploy.
I have a name, but waiting for offical release..
Thought and Prayers go out to the Jumpers Family, Crew, and Community..
There has been an account reportedly established to which donations may be made in memory of David Liston, the Alaska Smokejumper who died in a parachuting accident on April 28.
Checks should be made payable to: In Memory of David Liston
Checks should be mailed to:
Ft. Wainwright Federal Credit Union
Attn: Tracy Jessen
P.O. Box 35025
Ft. Wainwright, AK 99703
[This message has been edited by Captain Hickman (edited May 02, 2000).]
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