North Star Fire Crew
The North Star Fire Crew is a Type 2 Training Crew that provides fire suppression, hazardous fuel reduction, and project work services to the BLM and the interagency fire community in Alaska. It is designed to provide individuals, with little to no fire experience, all of the necessary training to become red carded and develop skills as a firefighter. This crew, although classified as a Type 2 Crew, is trained and equipped to Interagency Hotshot Crew standards.
The North Star Fire Crew consists of the following:
- -One Crew Boss
- -Two to Three Squad Bosses
- -One Saw Boss
- -Sixteen to Eighteen Crew Members
Objectives of the North Star Fire Crew
The North Star Fire Crew is designed to achieve the following goals:
- -Provide an experienced pool of potential recruits for the Alaska Fire Service Type I Interagency Hotshot Crews.
- -Provide entry level positions into the Alaska Fire Service for individuals with limited or no fire experience.
- -Provide the Alaska Fire Service with an additional quick response hand crew.
- -Provide Alaska natural resource agencies a low cost, labor intensive crew for project work.
Additional inquiries can be directed to North Star Fire Crew Program email or via phone, (907)356-5665.