The purpose of this website is to collect and share the rich
history and tradition of the California Interagency Hotshot Crews
with the general public. It also provides a format for firefighters
and the general public to learn more about our crews. This site was
created and developed by the California Interagency Hotshot Crew
Superintendents. It was not created to show disrespect for any other
crews. Please show some personal integrity when sending e-mails.
This is NOT an official government web site, and the
funding is provided by private donations.
This website is the creation of the California Interagency Hotshot
Crew Steering Committee, which was established in 1976 at the first
California Hotshot Superintendents Workshop. The committee was formed to
ensure that information on safety, training, and technical issues were
shared within the Hotshot community. The committee also provides the
California IHC community with a united voice. This website will also
preserve the California Hotshots tradition and history.
Don't let this history disappear!
We are always looking for updated and additional information in
regards to any of the crews listed, particularly the disbanded crews. We
welcome any input you may have, no matter how small it may seem and we
encourage you to write to us via
Did you know.....that there are THIRTEEN CA IHC's that have their own
websites? You will find links to their sites (some official, some not)
on our Links page.
Interested becoming a Hotshot, a Smokejumper or one of the many other
types of wildland firefighter? Visit the
USFS People in Fire Website.
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