A handcrew is an as needed, versatile 20-person state and national resource. Duties include hiking to remote locations of fires using hand tools to cut containment line, suppress hotspots, support firing operations, and fuels mitigation. Handcrew participation provides an excellent opportunity to learn leadership skills, fire behavior, fireline organization, and natural resource management. Participation is voluntary.
ALAMO REGULARS INTERAGENCY HANDCREW
The Alamo Regulars is a Type 2 Initial Attack handcrew formed by interagency resources from the US Fish & Wildlife Service, US Forest Service, National Park Service and Texas A&M Forest Service. These agencies coordinate together to form a handcrew. The leadership of the crew rotates between the agencies and gives opportunity for experience and training.
Alamo Regulars Handcrew Operating Guidelines
LONE STAR STATE HANDCREW
The Lone Star State Handcrew is a Texas A&M Forest Service sponsored handcrew with full-time TFS employees. These employees voluntarily apply on an annual basis for participation on the crew. This crew is a Type 2 Initial Attack handcrew that meets national standards.
View the 2019 LSS Crew Story Map of what the Lone Star State Handcrew has accomplished in 2019.