North Star Crew
The North Star (volunteer) Fire Crew develops and supervises entry level hand crew personnel capable of providing suppression, hazardous fuel reduction, and project work services to the BLM and the interagency fire community in Alaska. This crew, although classified as a Type II crew, is trained and equipped to IHC standards.
The North Start Fire Crew consists of the following:
- One Crew Boss
- Two Squad Bosses
- One Saw Boss
- Sixteen Volunteer 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 Alaska Fire Service with an additional quick response hand crew; and 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.