Fire and Aviation Management in the Pacific Northwest is a cooperative effort between the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) and the US Forest Service in close collaboration with the Pacific Northwest Wildfire Coordinating Group, an interagency group with representation from five federal wildland fire agencies, two state forestry agencies, and two state fire marshal associations. Forest Service and BLM jurisdiction includes lands in both Oregon and Washington and is divided across 10 BLM districts, 19 National Forests, and the Columbia Gorge National Scenic Area.
The Pacific Northwest Interagency Hotshot Crews form a proud group of members that are represented by all twelve of the IHC's in Washington and Oregon. This group is continuously working to sustain and strengthen the high standards expected of a learning organization like a hotshot crew. The PNWIHCs function under common standards set forth by the National Interagency Hotshot Crew Operations Guide. Strong leadership, adaptability, and a versatility of skills are just a few of the traits we share with other hotshot programs across the nation.