Posted by on November 3, 2018

The U.S. Hotshot Association will be hosting their 2019 annual convention in Reno, NV at the Nugget on March 15 & 16. The convention is open to all firefighters. If you enjoy getting together with other firefighters telling stories and being a part of an organization with the purpose of helping other hotshot firefighters we would enjoy your company!

All firefighters are welcome to attend. Our convention consists of three meetings, all at the Nugget:

Friday afternoon & evening icebreaker

This icebreaker is very informal; there is no business or agenda. As folks get to the motel we will have a private room starting at 1600 with a full bar and snacks where everyone can come on by and have a chance to meet and greet each other as we arrive in town. In the past this gathering has always been very well attended, make sure you get to town early enough to drop by!

Saturday morning:

The formal business meeting of the U.S. Hotshot Association. Any firefighter is welcome to attend;you do not need to be a member to drop in. Come in and hear what we are about! Agendas will be available in the meeting room and the meeting usually lasts until early afternoon. If this will be your first time with us take a few minutes and check out our website to become familiar with what we have going on first.

Saturday evening:

We will be having a group meal catered, buffet style, in a private room at The Nugget. This meal will start at 1700 and lasts until we chose to leave. Families are welcome!

Tickets for our reunion are:

$15.00 for the Convention Business Meeting (purchase here )

$35.00 for the Saturday evening dinner, or $55.00 per couple. (Bring cash to pay on site, for more information email Kurt LaRue at

We have a block of rooms at the Nugget with a special rates for our group. We hope you book early! To book your room call:

1-800-648-1177 and ask for Group Code: GUSHS19.

Or book online at:

The rates for Sunday-Thursday nights are 49.00 for the East tower and 69.00 for the Resort Tower.

The rates for Friday- Saturday nights is 89.00 for the East Tower and 109.00 for the Resort Tower.

We hope to see you there!

Posted in: Hotshot Reunion
  1. Casey Judd
    January 25, 2019

    Mike, I’m trying to figure out how to pay the $15.00 for the convention business meeting. The text says (purchase here) but I can’t find a link to click on. Thanks,


    • MIKE Alarid

      MIKE Alarid
      January 27, 2019

      Casey, I just checked the link and it works. Not sure why it wasn’t. Please try it out and let me know if it works for you. Mike

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