RX Fire Manager Type 1, RXM1

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Prescribed Positions
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  • The Prescribed Fire Manager is responsible to the Agency Administrator for implementing and coordinating assigned prescribed fire activities. A Prescribed Fire Manager may be assigned during periods when multiple, simultaneous complex and or multiple simultaneous moderate complex prescribed fires are being conducted, multiple prescribed fires will be conducted within a short timeframe or where there is a complex interagency involvement.
  • Obtains briefings from ordering officials and/or the prior Prescribed Fire Manager.
  • Reviews Prescribed Fire Plans prior to implementation or assesses the current active prescribed fire plans.
  • Acts as liaison/coordinator for the Prescribed Fire Burn Boss, local dispatch offices, other offices and agencies, air quality authorities, news media, transportation agencies and safety officials and interested public groups.
  • Obtains and interprets long-term weather information.
  • Conducts strategy meetings and/or briefings as needed.
  • Sets priorities for allocation of resources.
  • Briefs Prescribe Fire Burn Bosses and direct operational assignments according to interagency policies, agency-specific policies, priorities and standards.
  • Monitors overall prescribed fire operations.
  • Ensures that all operations are conducted in a safe manner and in accordance with the Prescribed Fire Plans.
  • Ensures completion of all required documentation, including the evaluation and documentation of accomplishments, immediate fire behavior and fire effects, operational procedures and costs summaries.

Position Knowledge and/or Requirements

  • Satisfactory performance as Prescribed Fire Burn Boss Type 1,
  • Satisfactory position performance as a Prescribed Fire Manager Type 1
  • Recommended Training includes Intermediate ICS (I-300) and Fire Program Management (M-581)


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