Wildfire Coordinating Group Program Management Unit (PMU) is
made up of a Program Manager, Branch Coordinators, Wildland
Fire Architects, and support staff. Branch Coordinators support
and advocate for the committees in their branch by providing
coordination between the Executive Board and committees toward
the development and implementation of wildland fire standards
and policies. The architect group provides a long-term view
of the full scope of wildland fire processes, systems, and technologies.
the PMU helps to streamline NWCG processes and to improve coordination,
communication, and governance between NWCG subgroups and the
Executive Board toward the goal of promoting a safe and productive
wildland fire workforce. The PMU staff includes:
Manager – Paul Schlobohm (Acting)
Policy, Planning, and Management Branch Coordinator
– Elaine Waterbury
Equipment and Technology Branch Coordinator
– Paul Schlobohm
Preparedness Branch Coordinator – Tim
Data Architect – Allen Deitz
Application Architect and Portfolio Coordinator
– Carol Saras
Administrative Support Assistant – Bonnie Bradshaw
Communications – Nikki Saleen
Web Manager – Tammy Denney
Web Assistant - Fay Anderson
the NWCG committees falls under the scope of one of the three
branches of the PMU: Policy, Planning and Management; Equipment
and Technology; or Preparedness.
Planning and Management Branch
on interagency fire planning and policy implementation, fuels
and smoke management, mitigation, and education.
and Technology Branch
on aviation, firefighting equipment, information resource management,
and predicting when and how fires will burn.
on incident business practices, managing occupational risks
to firefighters, operations, training, and all hazard response.