Montana Treasure: Smokejumpers teaming up with Opportunity Resou - ABC FOX Montana Local News, Weather, Sports KTMF | KWYB

Montana Treasure: Smokejumpers teaming up with Opportunity Resources

Posted: Updated:
Smokejumper gear (file photo) Smokejumper gear (file photo)

They are an elite group of firefighters: the smokejumpers.

Risking their lives, they jump from planes hundreds of feet in the air to battle wildfires hundreds of feet below them on the ground.

But before they leap into free fall, the jumpers toss drift streamers into the wind.

It's a life-saving tool that's made by an unlikely group of men and women.

Watch the video above as ABC FOX Montana's Angela Marshall takes you to their headquarters at Opportunity Resources in Missoula and introduces you to the 'Staff Behind the Streamers' in this week's Montana Treasure.

If you know someone, or something, you think is a Montana Treasure, please let ABC FOX Montana know. 

Send the newsroom a Facebook message, email at: or call at: (406) 721-NEWS. 

Then, look for their story every Monday on ABC FOX Montana

  • Most Popular

Powered by Frankly


  • More Features
  • Powered by WorldNow
    All content © Copyright 2000 - 2018 Cowles Montana Media. All Rights Reserved. For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy, and Terms of Service, and Ad Choices.