The Crew Unit comprises the majority of smokejumper personnel and provide the core labor pool for the organization.
Smokejumper crewmembers are the backbone of the operation and perform in many critical specialized roles including: Emergency Medical Technician, Field Rigging Supervisor, Paracargo Kicker, Operations Specialist, and Assistant Spotter, Instructor, and Motor Boat Operator. All jumpers are targeted to perform at the ICT3 and DIVS level. Over 30% of the smokejumpers are ICT3 qualified and 50% are DIVS qualified.
Smokejumper Squadleaders serve as spotters and provide leadership, supervision, and mentoring to smokejumpers in their squads.