Reunion Photos out NOW!

Thank you to everyone for coming out and making Filthy 51 Hotshot Reunion a success!



*This is not an official BLM event, and the BLM is not endorsing or sanctioning the event. 

While we are celebrating the 40 years of Type 1 status we recognize and understand that the crews existed long before then and that the program was built up over time. 

We certainly acknowledge that important part of our shared history. 

Please share the news of the reunion with anyone you may know that would like to come. We would really like to see folks that were on the crews before we were around and anybody associated with Alaska Fire Service in any capacity since the beginning of time. 


Weekend of May 10th & 11th 2024


Horvath Pond - Chena River Lakes Flood Plain

(RV and Tent Camping on site)

64.71756964969562, -147.25810594061997


(Tentative agenda)

May 10th

1400 - 1800 - Meet and Greet, Camp setup 

1830 - Welcoming Ceremony, opening statements

1900 - The Reading of the Crew History 

1930 - Hotshot Flip

1945 - Dinner* prepared by Ed Haine and the Galena Kitchen

2030 - Traditional Hotshot Games

May 11th

0600: No QB Hike

1100 - Tour at AFS* (Pre-registration required)

1200-1500 Hangout & Yard Games at Chena Lakes 

1500 - Tie Dye Booth, Piñata, Yard Games 

1600 - Potluck* Wild Game Dinner*

1730 - Hotshot Awards

1900 - Crew Photos (By decade, Crew, Sups)

1930 - Raffle

2030 -  Slide Show* (Please Submit Photos)

*Please Note, these are the only meals provided. We'll have a fire and BBQ for use. 

How Much?

Our priority is attendance so there will be no cost to attend.

However, we will be selling T-Shirts, Hats etc.

How Can I help?

Please RSVP to help make the reunion a success!


Reach out to your fellow Hotshots to spread the word and maximize attendance

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We look forward to seeing you at the celebration!

Please RSVP

We are collecting pictures from the past for a Slideshow at the Reunion

If you have a gmail account you can use the AFS Hotshot Photo Drive link below. If you don't have a gmail, you can just email any photos to You can take picture of older photos with your phone or scan them and send them via email. If you need help or have any questions call (907) 356-5661 or (907) 356-5650.

Quote Board!

Share memorable quotes and anecdotes from the past for a quote board that will be displayed at the reunion.

Award Ideas and Nominations

Send award ideas and nominations for Hotshot Award Ceremony at the Reunion. 

Suggestions Box

Pass along any suggestions you have for the reunion or any information you want to see here.

Alaska Fire Service Tour

We are doing an Alaska Fire Service base tour and lunch on Saturday May 11th. If you're interested let us know. We will need to get you on the Base Access Request and you will get a pass at the Fort Wainwright Visitors Center.  We need the full names of anybody requesting access. Email:

Crew Shirt Order

Order Shirts Here if you haven't already. 

Saturday Pot Luck

There will be a Potluck on Saturday. If you would like to participate please contact Sager at (907) 356-5662 or