Yarnell Hill http://mtpr.org en Retired smokejumper says firefighting training needs to change in wake of Yarnell Hill tragedy http://mtpr.org/post/retired-smokejumper-says-firefighting-training-needs-change-wake-yarnell-hill-tragedy <p> Wayne Williams started fighting wildfires in 1974, and became a smokejumper in 1977.</p><p></p><p>Over his 40 year career, the now-retired Missoula smokejumper was mentored by - and himself mentored - many other wildland firefighters.<br />&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;Williams was part of the team that recovered the bodies of 14 firefighters who died fighting the South Canyon fire on Storm King mountain in Colorado in 1994. That incident prompted several changes in firefighting safety protocols and strategy.</p><p></p> Thu, 02 Jan 2014 17:24:39 +0000 Sally Mauk 13152 at http://mtpr.org Retired smokejumper says firefighting training needs to change in wake of Yarnell Hill tragedy