2017 Silver State Interagency Hotshot Crew

Silver State Interagency Hotshot Crew (IHC)

The primary mission of a hotshot crew is to provide a safe, organized, mobile, and highly skilled hand crew for all phases of wildfire suppression. They are primary firefighting resources and considered a "national resource." Each crew is configured with permanent supervisors and trained firefighters for a total of 20 persons. 

Hotshot Crews are so named because of the need for tough, knowledgeable, rugged individuals who can be sent ahead of the main contingent of ordinary labor crews, and independently construct holding lines around critical segments of the fire, hold their line, and survive with little support.

The Silver State Hotshots are based in Carson City, Nevada. We look for individuals that are above average in physical and mental conditioning, who can endure the long, hot fire season, and who readily accept what the day gives them. We look for employees who are committed to teamwork and to the crew.


Silver State Hotshots
5665 Morgan Mill Rd.,
Carson City, NV 89701

Plymouth Station (Hotshot station)
3250 Hobo Hot Springs Rd.
Minden, NV 89423

Superintendent: Kevin Kelly
775-392-3041 ext 1

Asst. Superintendent/Hiring: 
Lane Wagner 
Fax: 775-881-6106