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Interagency Hotshot Crew (IHC) Vehicles

Redding Hotshots on the Mendocino National Forest, California.  

Interagency Hotshot Crews (IHCs) are the most highly trained, skilled, and experienced type of handcrews. Hotshot crews were first established in Southern California in the late 1940s on the Cleveland and Angeles National Forests. They were called “hotshot” crews because they worked on the hottest part of wildfires.

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