Hotshot Crew videos, 2012 fire season

At least a couple of hotshot crews have put together videos summarizing their fire seasons this year. This first one is from the Wyoming Hotshots and is called “Part 1”, covering fires in Wyoming, Montana, South Dakota, Nebraska and Colorado. It includes some excellent photographs and skilled editing. HERE is a link to their videos from 2011.

The video below is from the Lone Peak Hotshots’ 2012 fire season. If you don’t think you’ll enjoy seeing blisters on a person’s foot being lanced with a pocket knife, skip the first 35 seconds.

Let us know if you are aware of any other good videos summarizing the 2012 fire season.

Update December 28. We have more here.


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Author: Bill Gabbert

After working full time in wildland fire for 33 years, he continues to learn, and strives to be a Student of Fire.

5 thoughts on “Hotshot Crew videos, 2012 fire season”

  1. Good video? I guess so Bill.
    I know that I am showing my age but …
    taking time out from “assholes and elbows” to take photos much less video would have earned you the rath of the crew immediately and, for sure, later during a “prayer” meeting!
    AC/DC, cell phones, its a different generation – “rock and rollers with one foot in the grave”.

    1. Rosie, it is a different day and age but I can assure you from first hand experience that Lone Peak is as good a shot crew as you’ll find. I’ve worked with them on fires and found them to be a very safe, hardworking bunch, nothing gets in the way of them doing a first rate job no matter what the assignment. Good guys too.

    2. Yes, you’re definitely showing your age. Welcome to at least 2005, or earlier, when social media really began to take off.

      These videos are part of the norm and shed positive light on the work that wildland firefighters do every summer. I look forward to more of these to share with my family and friends. Thanks Bill.


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