Helicopter Initial Attack
If a fire can't be suppressed by the small initial attack crew, then the IC will order several squads (groups of 5 firefighters) or crews (20 firefighters) to come and assist with the suppression. If the fire gets very large quickly and is threatening valuable natural resources or structures often times a team is called in to manage the fire. A team involves hundreds of people from all over the country working under the Incident Command System (ICS) to help the agency suppress the fire.
Did You Know?
Yellowstone contains approximately one-half of the world’s hydrothermal features. There are over 10,000 hydrothermal features, including over 300 geysers, in the park.