Each of the 14 NWCG committees falls under the scope of one of the four branches of the PMU:
Policy, Planning and Management;
Equipment and Technology;
The Policy, Planning and Management Branch focuses on interagency fire planning and policy implementation, fuels and smoke management, mitigation, and education.
The Equipment and Technology Branch focuses on aviation, firefighting equipment, information resource management, and predicting when and how fires will burn.
The Preparedness Branch focuses on incident business practices, managing occupational risks to firefighters, operations, training, and all hazard response.
Focuses on interagency wildland fire training and leadership development.