How are they started?
Wildland Firefighting Crews
HotShots: Started in the mid 1940's, hotshots must go through intense training in order to qualify. Although they do not jump from planes, these guys are put in tough situations, between fire lines in order to try to contain the fire. Casualties among Smokejumpers and Hotshots exceed those of engine crews and handcrews.
Engine Crew: Are a group of individuals who are transported on a fire engine to the scene of a fire. Crew members either use fire hoses or a pump and roll method, driving around the site of the fire, to contain fires.
Handcrew: A group of up to 20 people who use methods to suppress the fire. Such as digging fire lines, to stop the spread of the fire, as well as saw lines, which is removing any debris or trees from the path of the fire. Ultimately Handcrews attempt to help slow the fire down