All Southern Area Crews - Assigned "Out of GACC"
Southern Area Daily Type 2 Crew Report
Southern Area - Crew Availability
Type 2 Crew Module
IHC Operations Guide
Interagency Standards for Wildland Fire Module Operations
The Southern Area is home to four Interagency Hotshot Crews (IHC)
The Asheville Interagency Hotshot Crew (IHC) program, initiated in 1989, is one of only three hotshot programs in the nation specifically designed to develop future fireline supervisors. The Asheville IHC is hosted by the National Forests in North Carolina, and is based out of Asheville, NC. The Crew Superintendent is Michael Honeycutt. The program is operational from January through May each year. The majority of assignments are in the Southeast for suppression and prescribed burning, but the crew has been assigned to other geographic areas numerous times.. Please refer to the National Forests in North Carolina-Fire Management webpage for Updates and Recruitment Information.
Augusta IHC, established in 2001, is hosted by the George
Washington/Jefferson National Forest in Virginia, and is based
out of Augusta Springs, VA. The Crew Superintendent is Oscar
Montijo. The crew is generally available from the first week
of March through the first week of September.
Cherokee IHC is hosted by the Cherokee National Forest, and
is based out of Unicoi, TN. The Crew Superintendent is Dennis
Trentham. The crew is generally available from mid-March through
early June, and again from late July through late November.
Jackson IHC is sponsored by the Bureau of Land Management,
and is based out of Jackson, MS. The Crew Superintendent is
Lamar Lidell. The crew is generally available from June through