Photos: Smokejumper Training in New Mexico

Firefighters from Idaho and Montana training

 

A federal smokejumper participates in a practice jump west of Albuquerque, N.M., on June 29, 2017. Federal agencies called for a boost in the number of resources in the Southwest due to the persistent fire danger, resulting in smokejumpers from Idaho and Montana being assigned to the region. (AP Photo/Susan Montoya Bryan)

 

A federal smokejumper participates in a practice jump west of Albuquerque, N.M., on June 29, 2017. Federal agencies called for a boost in the number of resources in the Southwest due to the persistent fire danger, resulting in smokejumpers from Idaho and Montana being assigned to the region. (AP Photo/Susan Montoya Bryan)

 

A federal smokejumper prepares to touch down during a practice jump west of Albuquerque, N.M., on June 29, 2017. Federal agencies called for a boost in the number of resources in the Southwest due to the persistent fire danger, resulting in smokejumpers from Idaho and Montana being assigned to the region. (AP Photo/Susan Montoya Bryan)

 

Members of a smoke jumping team watch as fellow smokejumpers descend during a practice jump west of Albuquerque, N.M., on June 29, 2017. Federal agencies called for a boost in the number of resources in the Southwest due to the persistent fire danger, resulting in smokejumpers from Idaho and Montana being assigned to the region. (AP Photo/Susan Montoya Bryan)

 

Members of a smoke jumping crew repack parachutes following a practice jump west of Albuquerque, N.M., on June 29, 2017. Federal agencies called for a boost in the number of resources in the Southwest due to the persistent fire danger, resulting in smokejumpers from Idaho and Montana being assigned to the region. (AP Photo/Susan Montoya Bryan)