Minimum Standards

Type 1  Hand Crew

CDF  Hand Crews Meet or Fail the Standard

Fire Line Capability

Initial attack / can be broken into squads, fire line construction, complex firing operations (backfire)

 

FAIL

Crew Size

18-20

FAIL

Leadership Qualifications

Permanent Supervision: Supt. (TFLD and ICT4), Asst. Supt (STCR and ICT4), 3 Squad Bosses (CRWB-T and ICT5)

 

FAIL

Experience

80% or more have 1 fire season

MEET / FAIL

Full Time Organized Crew

YES

MEET

Communications

5 field programmable radios

FAIL

Sawyers

3 agency qualified

MEET

Training

80 hrs. annual training

MEET

Fitness

Arduous

MEET

Logistics

Self sufficient

MEET

Maximum Weight

5,100 lbs.

MEET

Dispatch Availability

1 hour

MEET

Production Factor

1.0

FAIL

Transportation

Own transportation

MEET

Tools and Equipment

Fully Equipped

MEET

Personal Gear

Arrives with: crew first aid kit, personal first aid kit, headlamp, 1 qt. canteen, web gear, and sleeping bag

MEET

PPE

Arrives with: hardhat, fire resistant shirt/pants, 8 leather boots, leather gloves, fire shelter, hearing/eye protection

MEET

 

 

 

 

Interagency Hotshot Crews (IHC) are Type I crews that exceed the Type I standards as

required by the National IHC Operations Guide in the following categories:

*Permanent supervision with 7 career appointments (Superintendent, Assistant

Superintendent, Squad Bosses).

*IHCs work and train as a unit 40 hours per week.

*IHCs are a national resource.

 

http://www.fs.fed.us/fire/people/handcrews/Crew_Stnd_ltr_May_2_02.pdf