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    Rocky Mountain

    National Park Colorado

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Park Hosts Hotshot Presentations

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Date: May 7, 2007
Contact: Kyle Patterson, 970-586-1363

Interested in learning more about the Alpine Hotshots based in Rocky Mountain National Park?  New Alpine Hotshot Superintendent Chris Kirby will introduce two presentations at noon on Wednesday, May 16, in Rocky Mountain National Park’s Beaver Meadows Visitor Center Auditorium.  The first is a beautiful film which profiles the Crew’s 2006 season, and the second is about a special assignment to fight wildfires in Australia.  This past winter, ten National Park Service firefighters, including four Alpine Hotshots, spent 30 days suppressing bush fires in the Australian state of Victoria. The program should last about an hour.

Rocky Mountain National Park is home base for the Alpine Interagency Hotshot Crew, a nationwide wildland fire fighting resource. The primary mission of Interagency Hotshot Crews (IHC) is to provide a safe, organized, mobile and highly skilled hand crew for all phases of wildland fire operations.  The arduous duties and specialized assignments required of all IHC personnel call for skills in staffing, certification, training, equipment, communications, transportation, organization and qualifications.  The Alpine Hotshots (AHS) celebrated 25 years of service in 2006. The AHS vision is to exemplify the firefighter leadership core values of safety, duty, respect, integrity and teamwork.

The program is free and open to the public.  For more information about Rocky Mountain National Park please call (970) 586-1206.

Did You Know?

photo of wheelchair accessible trail

There are accessible trails which are good choices for visitors interested in adjusting to the park's higher elevations, groups that include young children, visitors with visual impairment and anyone who finds walking on level, relatively smooth paths attractive.