National Wildfire Coordinating Group

Structural Protection Specialist, STPS

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Incident Positions
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  • Obtains briefing from Branch Director, Operations Section Chief or Incident Commander.
  • Identifies resources assigned to division/group.
  • Identifies kind, type and number of resources required to achieve control objectives.
  • Reviews division/group assignments and consider span of control.
  • Identifies and evaluates improved properties and structures requiring protection.
  • Briefs subordinates and assigns tasks.
  • Implements Incident Action Plan for division/group.
  • Obtains briefing from person being relieved.
  • Supervises division/group resources.
  • Determines need for assistance on assigned work task.
  • Coordinates activities with adjacent division/groups and air operations.
  • Submits situation and resources status information to Brand Director or Operations Section Chief.
  • Reports special occurrences or events (accidents, structure/improved property loss or damage, sickness, etc.) to immediate supervisor.
  • Resolves logistics problems with the division/group.
  • Participates in the development of the Incident Action Plan.
  • Responds to information requests from other organizational elements.
  • Updates replacement on progress.
  • Evaluates performance of subordinates.
  • Ensures all personnel and equipment time records are complete and submitted in a timely manner.
  • Considers demobilization needs throughout the incident.
  • Confirms demobilization instructions with Branch Director or Operations Section Chief and briefs subordinates.
  • Attends agency debriefings.

Position Knowledge and/or Requirements

  • Qualified as a DIVS OR ICT3


  • Successful position performance as a STPS on a wildland incident


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