Geospatial Training Unit Resources

Welcome to the NWCG Geospatial Training Unit (GTU) Resources Page!

The GTU Unit has the primary responsibility for business stewardship within NWCG for coordinating the S-341, GIS Specialist for Incident Management course, and for coordinating or advising on other geospatial courses and curriculum for NWCG.

The following information is specific to GIS Specialist (GISS) incident command system position:

  • S-341 GIS Specialist for Incident Management.  The GIS Specialist course is designed to develop the competencies of a Geographic Information Systems Specialist (GISS) trainee for wildland fire and all-hazard incidents managed with the Incident Command System (ICS). The course combines distance learning, lecture, discussion, individual exercises, and group exercises.  2018 Course Announcement.  NOTE: This course is a wildland fire course for individuals already proficient in GIS
  • 2017 S-341 course materials (below) may be used for self-study and refresher by fully-qualified GISS or GISS Trainees.  

2017 S-341 Course Materials



Video Presentations:  

Click on each presentation link to view the video presentation.  Or click here and then click on the Playlist at the bottom of the page called, NWCG GISS Training.

Introduction to the GISS position

Primary Incident Maps

Other Incident Maps


Other Training

Garmin GPS for Fire Management Operations & ICS

NIFC ArcGIS Online (AGOL) Site 

NIFC Fire & Aviation YouTube Site (GISS, AGOL, EGP)

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