Dates: Tentative start date of April 17th, 2017
The Redding Interagency Hotshot Crew is one of the four developmental IHC’s in the nation (Redmond IHC, Asheville IHC and Lewis and Clark IHC). The purpose is to provide an intensive, leadership development and training opportunity as an Interagency Hotshot Crew member. This program is focused on small-unit leadership integrating formal classroom and field exercises with fire line suppression assignments.
The training program is targeted for fire management career/career conditional or agency sponsored employees who have been recognized as individuals who will excel in a fire management/leadership career. Due to the demanding nature of the program, this is an excellent opportunity to obtain concentrated training and experience.
Interagency Hotshot Crew assignments are rigorous and require candidates to be able to function within the Incident Qualifications Certification System and efficiently perform their work without undue risk to themselves or others. All candidates selected for the program will be required to meet and maintain physical standards as measured by the Work Capacity Test, (WCT), at the arduous level. Due to WCT medical and pre-test requirements, selected candidates will be required to submit documentation from their home units verifying successful completion of the WCT at the arduous level.