Crews (IHC) are diverse teams of career and temporary agency employees
who uphold a tradition of excellence and have solid reputations
as multi-skilled professional firefighters. Crews are available
for each fire season and are employed by the US Forest Service,
Bureau of Land Management, National Park Service, various Native
American tribes, and the states of Alaska and Utah. Their physical
fitness standards, training requirements, operation procedures are
consistent nationwide, as outlined in the Standards
for Interagency Hotshot Crew Operations.
heir core values
of "duty, integrity, and respect" have earned Hotshot
crews an excellent reputation throughout the United States and Canada
as elite teams of professional wildland firefighters.
e encourage any
individual interested in becoming a Hotshot to contact the superintendent
or the captains of any IHC in the fall on employment. Most jobs
are offered early spring. Click here for
listing of superintendents and captains.
Standards for Interagency
Hotshot Crew Operations (2011)
National Interagency Hotshot Crew Steering
(Membership, Advisors, Points of Contacts, Agency
Interagency Hotshot Crew Steering Committee Meeting Notes