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James R. "Jim" Hedges ( McCall 1978 )

posted: Jan 8, 2016

Jim, 62, died November 20, 2015, In Olympia, Washington, of lung cancer even though he did not smoke. After graduating from high school in 1971, he was a member of the Ojai Valley Hotshots before moving to Missoula.

Jim graduated from the University of Montana in 1980 with a degree in forestry. He jumped in McCall during the 1978 season, Missoula 1979-1992 and then continued in firefighting career as a dispatcher of fixed-wing aircraft. His moves took him to Dillon, Montana and finally Susanville, California.