Winema Interagency Hotshot Crew Physical Fitness

Physical fitness is critical to the success of the crew.

Every member of the Winema IHC is expected to arrive on the first day of work in excellent physical condition, and mentally prepared to improve his or her fitness through a daily physical training program.




1.5 mile run


Less than 10 minutes, 35 seconds

Pull-ups or chin-ups


No stopping



1 minute



1 minute

These are guidelines only. Most crewmembers exceed these minimums. Applicants are strongly encouraged to maintain a rigorous physical training program during the winter and spring to prepare for the demands of firefighting and physical fitness training with the crew.

For training purposes, prospective crew members should remember that Klamath Falls is at an elevation of 4,000 feet.

Typical workouts last between one and two hours per day and include:

  • stretching
  • calisthenics
  • strength training
  • 3 to 6 mile runs over varied terrain

Key Contacts

Interagency Hotshot Crew (IHC) Key Contacts: