US Hotshot Association
The newly-formed U.S. HOTSHOTS ASSOCIATION is an organization with a specific mission: to support, promote, protect, and preserve all Hotshot Crews and Hotshot Crewmembers — current, former, and future. Dedicated to preserving the rich history of the U.S. Hotshot program, committed to mentorship, and intended to support of special and dire needs, the USHA has also formed with an intent to directly influence innovation and advancement across the major quarters of Wildland Fire culture, policy, and operations: Safety, Leadership, Suppression, and Management. Originally conceptualized by a group of former Superintendents with deep roots in making the Interagency Hotshot Crew program what it is today, the U.S. HOTSHOTS ASSOCIATION is open for membership: current and former Hotshots, Fire Managers (both former Hotshots and otherwise), Friends and Family, Media, inquisitive laypersons — in short, any group or individual interested in learning, promoting, and supporting Hotshots through the stated mission of the USHA and its elected Board Members. All are welcome! WE’RE GLAD YOU FOUND US. WELCOME TO THE FAMILY. "20 Out, 20 back"

Founding Members include: Dennis Baldridge | Bob Bennett | Dave Conklin | Mark “Supt” Linane | Greg “The General” Overacker | Stan “Bone” Stewart | John Thomas

Interested in Becoming a Member?
Help preserve our past and pay it forward by becoming a member today.

What is a Hotshot Crew?

Interagency Hotshot Crews are diverse, 20-person Type I handcrews (teams of wildland firefighters). Hotshots are required to meet specific physical fitness standards, training requirements, and maintain consistent operational procedures. Hotshot crews are used primarily as initial and extended attack national resources and travel throughout the country completing wildland fire suppression activities under a variety of conditions.
What is Hotshotting?
Check out what it takes to become a Hotshot.
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Raffle to Support Bill Kuche sponsored by the US Hotshots Association Bill Kuche, Superintendent of Flagstaff IHC is currently on a waiting list for a new kidney. He is unable

US Hotshots Association  Stan Stewart Scholarship Announcement 2021.

US Hotshots Association Stan Stewart Scholarship Announcement 2021.

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Stan Stewart was a longtime Hotshot with the Los Padres IHC (1974-2010), a founding member of the U.S. Hotshots Association (USHA), and the Assn’s first President elect. He passed in

US Hotshots 2020 Fundraising Campaign

US Hotshots 2020 Fundraising Campaign

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Our two biggest annual fundraisers have been cancelled, like most events, amid the Covid-19 pandemic. This is a unique and scary time, and we are all wary of the unknowns:

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4th Annual Trinity Hotshots Golf Tournament

4th Annual Trinity Hotshots Golf Tournament

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USHA Ambassador Representation

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2023 US Hotshots Calendar Submission

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