I admit it sounds a bit suspicious (not from Lynette’s point, but of her husbands actions.) But I have heard that it isn’t altogether uncommon for people to be detailed out (if they are good enough FF’s) for smokejumping details when they are short handed. Who knows what’s really going on there. It will be interesting to see how this story unfolds (if we ever are privey to the ending.)
I don’t think he actually went for or would get on as a smokejumper. I got this from a reputable source which I had already told her over the phone…
Jumpers don’t pick up people in the fall (after the fire season, for goodness’ sake), and certainly not people with only some AD ff experience. The rookie class is carefully screened and people pretty much never get in without a few years of good comprehensive firefighting experience backed up by strong reputable references, and the rookie training is always held in spring. I bet they’re having some laughs about this at the Fairbanks loft.