This interview consists of questions asked via email by the National Smokejumper Association to Tom Boatner for background to an article in September 2023 for the Smokejumper Magazine article "US-Russian Smokejumper Exchanges: 1976-2004."
Boatner served as a smokejumper in Alaska and Bureau of Land Management Fire Management Officer in Montana and the Dakotas.
Boatner, Tom and National Smokejumper Association, "Tom Boatner email interview about United States - Russian smokejumper exchanges" (2023). US – USSR Smokejumper Exchange Records. 2.