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Introduction

 

  

    The Mill Creek Hotshot Crew is a 20 person, Region 5, California Hotshot Crew. The crew has a history that dates back to 1975. At that time the crew was established at the Mill Creek Ranger Station on the San Gorgonio Ranger District of the San Bernardino National Forest. The Mill Creek Hotshots appeared and disappeared several times during the next eight years with their first run from 1975 through 1978 under Superintendent Mike Goldenbee. The crew was then disbanded for several years and was re-established in 1980. George Motschall became the next superintendent, but the crew became the victim of more budget cuts and disappeared at the end of the 1982 fire season along with several other Southern California Hotshot Crews from the Cleveland and Angeles National Forests.

    The Mill Creek Hotshots were resurrected in 2002 as part of a dramatic build up of fire suppression resources in California with increases of the federal fire management budget. Pete Coy was picked as Superintendent and guided the Crew in attaining their Hotshot status in 2003. The crew is quartered at the Mill Creek Ranger Station on the (now) Front Country District and still uses the same facilities as the original Mill Creek Hotshots three decades ago. The crew continues to serve in the tradition of the Mill Creek Hotshots of years past and the California Hotshot Community.

 


Mission Statement

 

    The primary mission of the Mill Creek Hotshots is to provide federal, state, and local fire agencies a motivated, well trained, and highly skilled professional wildland fire suppression team.

 


Contact Information

Telephone

909-382-2903        Superintendent John Ellison 

                       2902        Captain Matt Ahearn

              2904        Captain Howard Deets

                          2838        Squad Boss Seth McKinney

                2820        Squad Boss

               

FAX

909-794-3215

Address

34701 Mill Creek Road, Mentone, CA, 92359

eMail

Superintendent John Ellison: jellison@fs.fed.us

          Captain 4-1 Matt Ahearn: mattahearn@fs.fed.us

  Captain 4-2 Howard Deets: hdeets@fs.fed.us

 

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