Faces in the Fire

Alta hotshot crew all standing on a hillside

This season, Utah’s Alta Hotshots roster is made up of 23 adrenaline-seeking conservationists ranging in age from 20 to 38. They come from all over the United States to be part of this high-functioning team, and even have a member from Sudan. While each crew member has their own motive for spending the summer chasing wildfires around the country, they all share one trait — they’re world-class wildland firefighters. Check back in later this week for the full story.

hotshot crew member portrait of man in blue sweat shirt
hotshot crew member portrait of man in suspenders with tattoos and blue shirt