BLM Crews

Hotshot Crews

The Bureau of Land Management has 11 interagency hotshot crews stationed in Alaska, California, Colorado, Idaho, Mississippi, Nevada, Oregon, and Utah.

A hotshot crew consists of 20 specially-trained firefighters. They provide an organized, mobile, and skilled workforce for all phases of wildland fire management.

Hotshot crews receive top-notch training, adhere to high physical standards, and have the ability to take on difficult assignments. Although a hotshot crew’s main goal is wildland fire management, they also support all-risk missions, such as disaster relief. More information is available in the Standards for Interagency Hotshot Crew Operations.

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Veterans Crews

Veteran crews are specifically comprised of all military veterans. These hand crews provide job and career avenues for returning veterans, allowing them to find post-military careers that will ideally help in the transition back to civilian life.

Veteran crews are used for a variety of operations on a wildland fires. Primary duties consist of constructing firelines with hand tools and chainsaws, burning out areas using drip torches and other firing devices, and mop-up or clean-up and rehabilitation of burned areas.

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