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Chris Hinnenkamp, Class of 1999 Fargo North High School, is one of about 400 smokejumpers working in the nation. Hinnenkamp has been working as a smokejumper for 6 years - he estimates the average smokejumper lasts about 7, before injury and other stressors force them out of the profession.

Smokejumpers say nothing beats rush of one of the toughest jobs

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JAMESTOWN -- Being a smokejumper is one of the toughest jobs.

There may be only one job that's tougher -- being a smokejumper's mother.


"I started crying right away when I heard," said Barb Hill of Jamestown, mother of smokejumper Jason Hill, after the recent deaths of 19 members of a hot shot crew in an Arizona wildfire.

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