Thursday, July 02, 2015

CA-CNF-Crosley Fire

The crew was assigned to a local fire 6/30-7/1.  The Crosley Fire was a lightning caused fire in the Agua Tibia Wilderness on the Palomar Mountain.  The Crew Spent the night and day containing and extinguishing the fire.

 Working the night shift

 Mopping up second lightning strike tree.

What it it looks like after a hard nights work 

Squad Boss Maria Mulholland~Coyne cuts down a lightning struck tree with heat in it. 

Ryan Veenstra hooking up cargo net to helicopter to fly out supplies.

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Never Forget


On June 30, 2013, 19 of the 20 members of the Granite Mountain Hotshots perished fighting the Yarnell Hill Fire:
  • Ashcraft, Andrew - Age: 29
  • Caldwell, Robert - Age: 23
  • Carter, Travis - Age: 31
  • Deford, Dustin - Age: 24
  • MacKenzie, Christopher - Age: 30
  • Marsh, Eric - Age: 43
  • McKee, Grant - Age: 21
  • Misner, Sean - Age: 26
  • Norris, Scott - Age: 28
  • Parker, Wade - Age: 22
  • Percin, John - Age: 24
  • Rose, Anthony - Age: 23
  • Steed, Jesse - Age: 36
  • Thurston, Joe - Age: 32
  • Turbyfill, Travis - Age: 27
  • Warneke, William - Age: 25
  • Whitted, Clayton - Age: 28
  • Woyjeck, Kevin - Age: 21
  • Zuppiger, Garret - Age: 27

Monday, June 29, 2015

Back Home

The crew is back home and has completed 2 days of R&R.  Crew is available for response.

Friday, June 19, 2015

Released from the Saddle Fire

The crew tied in the last piece of line for containment of the Saddle Fire.  We have been released and reassigned to cover on the Inyo National Forest in Bishop, Ca due to extreme fire weather conditions (high temperature and low RH's)

Friday, June 12, 2015


The crew has been assigned to the Saddle Fire on the Shasta Trinity National Forest near Hayfork, Ca.  The fire is 992 acres.

Thursday, June 11, 2015

Mendocino National Forest

The crew has been assigned to the Mendocino National Forest for staging.

Wednesday, June 10, 2015

Northern California Lightning Assignment

The crew has been order to Northern California for lightning staging.  Northern California through Oregon and Washington have received lightning strikes and more is expected.  There have been some starts and more to be discovered.

Sunday, May 31, 2015

Family Day 2015

It is tradition for the crew when completing their training and going available to have a Family Day. This day allows family members to meet the crew before the busy summer fire season starts.  Thanks to all who could make it.

Wednesday, May 27, 2015


The crew finished their two weeks of training.  The first week was all classroom review on fire behavior and weather, leadership, communications and policy review.  The second week was field work with line construction, spot fire drills, medical evacuations and weather observations.

The crew is ready and available for national response!

Wednesday, May 06, 2015

New Crew Schedule

The crew will be on a 4/10 schedule this summer.  Crew Start date is on Sunday May 17 @ 0730-1800.  The crew will be off  Thur-Sat.

Monday, April 06, 2015

2015 Crew Roster

Crew start date is tentatively set for May 17th, 2015...

2015 Crew Roster

Jim Huston

Steve Vigil
Chris Talbot

Danny Naylor
Maria Mulholland~Coyne

 Jesse Vasquez
David Rodriguez
Erin Ringer
Cris Machado
 Angel Preciado 

Luke Tinker
Kyle Johnston
Caleb Maxwell

Luis Ramirez
Art Damasco
Joshua Munoz 
 Russel Merritt 
Ryan Veenstra
Jesse Ellis
Adam Greenberg

No Vacancy

The crew is full for the 2015 Fire Season.  We had only a couple of vacancies which was filled by local temporary engine personnel who showed interest and met the crew qualifications.

Wednesday, February 04, 2015

Applications are now closed.

The Forest Service application period has closed for the 2015 Fire Season.  The agency will now be grading applications and then there will be a selection process sometime in March.

Currently, the Laguna Hotshots are looking at 1 possible vacancy for 2015.