Initial Attack Dispatcher, IADP
Coordination & Support
- Utilizes and maintains forms and records (dispatch logs, flight requests/schedules, resource orders, accounting codes logs, etc.).
- Demonstrates ability to utilize computers and dispatch applications (weather, situation reports, aviation, resource tracking, and computerized dispatch).
- Utilizes and interprets maps (topographic maps for navigation).
- Plots fire locations using coordinate systems.
- Directs resources to plotted locations.
- Uses established methods to collect pertinent information and produce intelligence products (daily fire observations, resource status, fire statistics, etc.).
- Retrieves and distributes intelligence products (spot weather, am/pm forecasts, weather alerts, lighting, fire behavior trends, etc.).
- Monitors, prioritizes and coordinates radio traffic involving multiple frequencies.
- Dispatches tactical resources according to hosting agency procedures.
- Working knowledge of aircraft capabilities, use and safety; cost effective aircraft mission requirements.
- Identifies hazards and deconflicts airspace (frequency management, TGR, airspace coordination, MOA, MTR, etc.).
- Plans and implements flight following procedures.
- Dispatches tactical aircraft (airtankers, smokejumper aircraft, lead planes, air attack platforms, and helicopters).
- Provides and coordinates logistical support for initial and extended attack.
- Uses local and national protocol to process off unit requests and travel arrangements.
- Implements established emergency (non-suppression) dispatch plans (crash rescue, medevac, search and rescue, law enforcement, etc.).
- Ensures appropriate documentation is completed according to agency policy.
Position Knowledge and/or Requirements
- Capable of performing all duties in the initial attack of resources in support of incidents
- NWCG certified
- EDSD qualified
- S-130, Firefighting Training
- S-190, Introduction to Wildland Fire Behavior
- Fireline experienced
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