"Mission Statement"

The Diamond Mountain Interagency Hotshots are a highly respected, conditioned and professional national all-risk management resource. We strive to maintain the highest standards for training, work ethic, and fireline effectiveness. Through communication, motivation, and a commitment to the standards and traditions set by earlier hotshots, the crew will continually work to maintain a level of excellence in any and all situation

“Malum Necessarium”

Crew Leadership

Superintendent -- Dan Varney

Assistant Superintendent -- Garrett Dunn

Module Leader 'A' -- Daniel Dobyns

Module Leader 'B' -- Steven Eck

Module Leader 'C' -- Bernie Bornong (Acting)

Senior Firefighters -- Kyle Hanna, Byron Treece & Andersen Mueller

The Diamond Mountain Interagency Hotshots are hosted by the Northern California Bureau of Land Management based in Susanville California. We are one of two BLM hotshots crews in California, and one of eleven nationwide. Susanville is situated where the Sierra-Nevada Mountains and the Great Basin come together. Reno is 80 miles to the south and Redding 100 miles to the west. Our location allows us quick access to both I-5 and I-80 and two major airports.

We are located at the Hidden Valley Fire Station, two miles north of Susanville along Highway 139. We currently have no government provided housing and crewmembers are responsible for making their own housing arrangements. Housing and rental prices in Susanville are generally modest compared to surrounding areas. Susanville is a full service community of nearly 10,000, and home to Lassen Community College.

BLM lands border the Lassen National Forest to the west and north and the Plumas National Forest to the south . Lassen Volcanic National Park is also nearby. Recreation opportunities abound to include hiking, mountain biking, and world class fishing. Check out the the Links page for more information on Susanville.