I belong to the American Sewing Guild which is a great group of ladies who share a passion for all things sewing. They have a newsletter for members and in the last one they had an article and a link to a story about Alaska Smoke Jumpers. These smoke jumpers make all their own equipment to insure that it is made correctly. They want to be as confident as possible that when they jump in to fight a fire that they are as safe as possible in the equipment they wear and carry. The video was really interesting and I thought you would enjoy seeing another aspect of sewing in the workplace.
The link to the NBC News Video
This story fascinated me so I did some more research and found another blog post on them that was interesting as well. Check it out at- Blog on smoke jumpers (This blog also gets credit for the photo I have used.)
Hope you enjoy reading about the Smoke Jumpers as much as I did. If you want to share your passion for all things sewing check and see if you have a local chapter of the American Sewing Guild in your area. It is a great way to learn more about sewing and share your passion with like-minded people.