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To encourage one another and thrive in an environment focused on hard work and the development of all crew members to become elite hotshots who passionately embrace personal and professional values.

Quick Info

What is a hotshot?

Hotshots are elite firefighters trained to fight wildland fires and respond to other emergencies nationwide. 

Where are the Palomar Hotshots from?

The Palomar Hotshots are based out of the Cleveland National Forest in Southern California.

Who do the hotshots work for?

Palomar Hotshots are employed by the Federal Government through the United States Forest Service. There are many other agencies however that staff Hotshots crews such as the Bureau of Land Management and National Park Service.

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