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.