Hotshot Crew

An elite team of highly trained and experienced wildland firefighters who specialize in fighting wildfires in remote and rugged terrain. Hotshot crews are often the first responders to large, complex wildfires and are known for their physical fitness, expertise, and ability to work in challenging conditions. They are skilled in various firefighting techniques, including constructing firelines, executing controlled burns, and utilizing specialized tools and equipment. Hotshot crews are typically employed by federal agencies, such as the United States Forest Service or the Bureau of Land Management, and are dispatched to high-priority incidents across the country. In legal disputes related to wildfires, such as the Calf Canyon/Hermit’s Peak Fire, issues may arise concerning the deployment and effectiveness of Hotshot crews, the allocation of resources and personnel, and the responsibility of various parties in ensuring the safety and effectiveness of firefighting efforts during a wildfire event.