Wildland firefighters are physically fit and highly trained to fight wildfires. Firefighters can be part of a hand crew, using hand tools to construct fireline around a wildfire. While others work are part of an engine crew and utilize hoses and water to extinguish wildfire. More experienced firefighters can be assigned to helitack crews, hotshot crews, or become a smokejumper.
Wildland firefighters from every type of crew work together to achieve the suppression goals for land management agencies.