Have been reading the posts for the last couple of weeks as I am new to all this also.
My SO got sent to Montana on the 08/11/03 and I have been searching the internet to find out as much info as possible. I found a good site for the Montana/Idaho fires that lists the hotshot crews and what fire they are on, the date dispatched, etc. Of course this info could change day by day. However, when I talked to my SO for the first time since 08/13/03 last night he was still at the same fire and would be there alot longer. As I said this is all new to me and I am keeping busy, marking websites as favorites that have good info, etc. Fortunately the fire that he is on has its own incident page that keeps me updated. This is my first fire season and I’ll definitely be ready to see rain, cold temps and snow headed our way!!! Heres the website: www.fs.fed.us/r1/fire/nrcc then click on Resource Status and it lists the hotshot crews and other crews.
Hope this is helpful to some of the families out there!