Baker River Hotshots
The Baker River Interagency Hotshot Crew is a highly-trained Type 1 wildland fire suppression crew. Since its inception in 1976, these hard-working professionals have spent summers battling forest fires throughout the western U.S. They have fought fires and worked at natural disasters in Alaska, North Dakota, Nebraska, Minnesota, Michigan, Mississippi, New York, North Carolina, Tennessee and Ontario, Canada.
Baker River Hotshots learn and practice critical fireline skills that rely upon communication, team-building and high-reliability concepts. This organization provides an exciting and fulfilling job for those fit enough for the challenge. The Baker River IHC has a proud history, built on camaraderie, strong work ethic and mutual respect.
The Baker River Hotshots are hosted by the Mt. Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest on the Mt. Baker Ranger District and stationed at Koma Kulshan Guard Station.
The crew is on call between late May and the end of the fire season, averaging more than 70 days per season on assignment. While not on fire assignments, the hotshot crew accomplishes a variety of project assignments, such as prescribed burning, building and maintaining trails and performing building maintenance.
Kurt Ranta - 360-391-4088