National Wildfire Coordinating Group

Dispatch Position and Curriculum Management Subcommittee

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Mission Statement

The Dispatch Position & Curriculum Management Subcommittee (DPMS) provides national leadership in the development of standards for wildland fire dispatch positions.

Primary Objectives

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  • Establish and regularly update wildland fire incident position standards for dispatch positions. This includes incident position descriptions and position requirements for training, experience, physical fitness, and position currency.
  • Establish and regularly update training and performance support materials such as job aids, training courses, and position task books for the dispatch positions.

Guidance Documents



Gina Dingman
NWCG Coordinator: 
Katy O'Hara
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