National Wildfire Coordinating Group

Air Operations Branch Director, AOBD

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Incident Positions
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  • Supervises all air operation activities on the incident.
  • Requests declaration/cancellation of restricted air space.
  • Operational planning for air operations.
  • Prepares and provides Air Ops Summary Worksheet (ICS 220) to air support group and fixed wing bases.
  • Determines coordination procedures for use by air organization with ground branches, division, or groups.
  • Establishes procedures for emergency reassignment of aircraft.
  • Schedules approved flights of non-incident aircraft in restricted air space area.
  • Informs air attack supervisor of air traffic situation external to the incident.
  • Considers requests for no-tactical use of incident aircraft.
  • Resolves conflicts concerning non-incident aircraft.
  • Coordinates with Federal Aviation Agency (FAA).
  • Reports special incidents/accidents.
  • Arranges for accident investigation team when warranted.

Position Knowledge and/or Requirements

  • S-470, Air Operations Branch Director
  • Qualified ASGS
  • Ability to communicate clearly and concisely.
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