National Wildfire Coordinating Group

Airtanker Base Training and Qualifications Unit

IABTQU header graphic.  Photo of the nose of an airtanker, with inset photos of an airtanker base, and an airtanker sitting on the tarmac. Decorative.

Mission Statement

The Airtanker Base Training and Qualifications Unit (ABTQU) establishes and disseminates training and qualification standards and requirements in support of airtanker base operations standards developed by the Interagency Airtanker Base Subcommittee (IABS).

Primary Objectives

Two tanker base ground crew refuel a single engine airtanker.  Decorative

  • Establish minimum training standards, qualification requirements, and currency requirements for interagency airtanker base personnel.
  • Provide a forum for interagency coordination in the development and implementation of airtanker base training, and qualification standards.
  • Establish and maintain interagency standards for airtanker base personnel qualification, certification, and documentation.


Patrick Montreuil
NWCG Coordinator: 
Carmen Thomason
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