Tuesday, November 29, 2016
On Sunday November 27th, recently retired Sierra Hotshot Superintendent Kenny Jordan passed away from a massive heart attack. Kenny mentored many of us in the Hotshot community and outside as well. He will be truly missed. Condolences to his family.
Sunday, November 13, 2016
Congratulations to David "The Machine" Rodriguez for being nominated for "Hotshot of the Year", by his Crew Mates. A Hotshot of the Year is that Hotshot who has exceeded the crew's Core Values of Duty, Respect and Integrity. At the end of the fire season, the crew writes in who they think should earn this honor. In the nominations for David, crew members described him as a hard worker, first to volunteer for any task, always positive and never complains, a good teacher, a good leader and one who tends to sacrifice his personal time to assist the crew and district for coverage needs when needed. David received a certificate and his name will be placed on a plaque in the training room.
Saturday, November 12, 2016
Fire and Law Tribute Days
November 28 - December 16 and January 9 - 31
Active, full-time fire and law enforcement personnel, including EMTs, may receive free admission for themselves and 1 guest (maximum of 2 complimentary admissions will be issued.) Show your specific fire or law enforcement photo I.D. card at a Knott's Berry Farm main gate to redeem this offer. Please scroll down for a complete listing of eligible professions.
Additional admission tickets may be purchased by the valid I.D. holder at a discounted rate. Up to 6 discounted admission tickets may be purchased for $32 each, when visiting from November 28 - December 16, or for $27 each when visiting from January 9 - 31. Discounted admission tickets are available for purchase at the Knott's ticket booths.
The following ARE ELIGIBLE, provided they have fire or law enforcement ID:
- Emergency Medical Technicians
- ATF Agents (Alcohol, Tobacco & Firearms)
- California Dept. of Forestry
- California Highway Patrol Officers
- City, County, State and Federal Police (sworn officers and civilian employees/support staff)
- City, County, State and Federal Fire (sworn officers and civilian employees/ support staff)
- Correctional Officers
- County Sheriff Officers
- Department of the Youth Authority
- District Attorney’s (ID referencing DAs Office – i.e. Paralegal)
- FBI Agents
- Homeland Security which includes:
- INS Agents
- International Border Patrol
- Citizenship & Immigration
- Immigration Customs Enforcement
- Secret Service
- Police Explorers
- Peace Officers
- Probation Officers
- Reserve/volunteer Fire/Law employees with valid ID
- U.S. Forest Service Personnel
- U.S. Marshals
- Wildland Firefighters
The crew has completed their final assignment for the 2016 Fire Season in Tennessee. The crew had been working three different fires during this tour. The Wolf Creek (444 acres), the Rattlesnake Hollow (129 acres) and the Holly Springs (30 acres). This has bee one of the busiest seasons for the crew in awhile and the crew earned over 1000 hours of overtime this season.
Wednesday, October 26, 2016
Tuesday, October 18, 2016
Wednesday, October 12, 2016
Thursday, September 29, 2016
Wednesday, September 28, 2016
Sunday, September 18, 2016
Thursday, September 15, 2016
Tuesday, August 30, 2016
The crew has be assigned for round 3 of the Soberanes Fire on the Los Padres National Forest in Big Sur, CA. The fire is currently 93,245 acres and 60% contained.
Soberanes Fire Information
Soberanes Fire Information