Physical Training

More to come as this site is built but a good place to begin learning about the physical expectations of a Hotshot is:

At a minimum all Midewin IHC crewmembers will be required to pass the Forest Service Work Capacity Test (the Pack Test) at the arduous level consisting of a 3 mile hike carrying a 45 lb. pack completed in under 45 minutes.  This is the standard for all fireline personnel.
Fitness and Work Capacity, 3rd edition by Dr. Brian Sharkey, 2008, additionally identifies fitness measurements that IHC crewmembers should strive to meet:
1.5 mile run in a time of 10:35 or less
40 sit-ups in 60 seconds
25 pushups in 60 seconds
Chin-ups, based on body weight
More than 170 lbs. = 4 chin-ups
135-170 lbs. = 5 chin-ups
110-135 = 6 chin-ups
Less than 110 lbs. = 7 chin-ups