Physical ability to perform on a wildfire is critical to safety, crew morale and personal health.
Smokejumpers, once on the ground, are held to the same standards as all other Type 1 Wildfire crews in Canada. For more details and training plans please visit:
However, during the smokejumper training process, a special emphasis is placed on simulating the stress of jump operations by increasing the overall level of daily fitness activities. Therefore, a trainee is expected to be in exceptional physical shape coming into Ground School. For pre-season training plans and ideas of what to expect, please visit the U.S. FireFit website.
In addition, the spring training is modeled closely on the U.S. training standards. To give potential trainees an idea of what to expect, please review the following information: