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Handcrews have earned a reputation for being among the best in the world. Their mission varies with time and place but their main goal is to protect precious natural resources. Men and women from all parts of the country, all cultures, and all walks of life choose to work as firefighters.

Thanks to these courageous men and women for their love of the outdoors and their ability to endure challenging working and living conditions. They have earned our respect.

To learn more about Handcrews see "About Handcrews".