Why do jumpers not need to fill out safe coms?

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To someone who cares about the future of fire fighting,

It is found to be interesting that many crews must fill out safe coms. but smoke jumpers are not repuired to. A job that almost always disables one or more jumpers per season with shattered femers, ancles, and wrists in many instances is not repuired to fill out such forms yet crews such as heli-reppelling crews that have a considerably less, almost non existant jury rate do. If any of you can enlighten me as to the purpose to this inconsistency in policy I woul be ablidged.

Thank you for your time,


-- Chris Gonzoles (gonzo55c@yahoo.com), June 17, 2000

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