Alaska Fire Service hosts the Chena and Midnight Sun Interagency Hotshot Crews (IHCs). These crews meet National Interagency Hotshot Crew Standards for wildland fire suppression operations, hazardous fuel reduction programs, and all-risk assignments. Alaska’s IHC’s specialize in extended attack operations but respond when needed to initial attack fires across Alaska and the lower 48 states. Depending on fire season severity, both crews typically travel to the lower 48 contiguous states to support fire suppression operations across the west.
Alaska Fire Service IHC's consist of the following individual positions:
- One Crew Superintendent (Supt.) (GS-8/9)
- One Assistant Superintendent (GS-7/8)
- 3 Squad Leaders (GS-6/7)
- 2 Leads (GS-5/6)
- 15 crewmembers (GS-3/4/5)
Midnight Sun IHC