AGENCY:
USDA Forest Service

HOME UNIT:
Los Padres National Forest

ESTABLISHED:
1974

DISBANDED:
1984



Ojai Hotshots

 

Thanks to Doug Campbell and Craig Lechleiter for submitting the following brief history: 

Initial Superintendent was Bob Bernett, with foremen Terry Raley and John Szalay.

Craig "Lanky" Lechleiter was assigned to the crew as foreman in June of 1976 replacing John Szalay.  He worked along side Terry Raley, and for a short time Ish Messer, as foremen until July of 1978 when he transferred to the Redding Inter Regional Hotshot Crew as lead foreman under Charlie Caldwell, Crew Superintendent.  

Ish Messer took over the Supt. duties in 1978 and remained until the crew was disbanded due to lack of funding in 1984.   Bob Becker served as a crew foreman also.

We apologize for any possible misspelling of names....