In 2021, the Bureau of Land Management Craig Interagency Hotshot Crew was joined on a two-week assignment by a Bureau of Land Management Fire program contract videographer, Matt Irving. He was able to capture the crew while assigned to incidents in California and Montana.
The video is excellent and gives the viewer a small example of what it is like to work on a hotshot team. This is one of the best examples I have seen of the work regularly done by these civil servants. Check it out below.
This is a good example of why federal land management agencies need to emphasize the importance of assigning contract photographers and videographers to capture images of fires and the personnel who manage them. In these times of very challenging recruitment, it can be a small step to encourage potential applicants. Of course, the BLM recognizes its value. Here’s how they described the video when it was posted on their Facebook page this week:
Looking for a #FireJob? Have you ever considered applying to one of the 13 Bureau of Land Management’s Interagency Hotshot Crews (IHCs)? If so, take a moment to watch “The Wild Land” video by Matt Irving as he follows the Bureau of Land Management – Colorado Craig IHC and hear why they like working in The Wild Lands! #NotYourOrdinaryJob #OnsAreBLMFuur