The 2020 HOTSHOT UP Volley Ball Tournament will be held in honor of Daniel Laird

Daniel started as a seasonal firefighter on the Tahoe National Forest and worked his way up to a Helitack Captain. His passion was in aviation, but he was also well known for his ability to lead a strike team of engines or a task force of hand crews and heavy equipment. He was the epitome of a true leader. He was dedicated to being an instructor and was a strong believer in the apprentice program, in which he helped many people grow. Daniel was originally from Graeagle, California and committed his life working for the Forest Service. He was extremely knowledgeable about his craft and loved his job. His smile was infectious, possessed natural physical talent, and his greatest love of all was his family.

A husband, a son, a father, our brother. 

Please HOTSHOT UP with us and join our cause.