National Wildfire Coordinating Group

Incident Operations Subcommittee

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Mission Statement

The Incident Operations Subcommittee (IOSC) provides national leadership in the development of wildland fire standards in the incident operations functional area.

Primary Objectives

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  • Establish and regularly update wildland fire incident position standards related to incident operations. 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 incident operations.
  • Establish and maintain interagency wildland fire standards for incident operations.
  • Contribute to the standardization of information technology systems (such as FireNet, IROC, etc.) to collect and distribute data, processes, forms, and other operational elements.


Keith Mitchell
NWCG Coordinator: 
Carmen Thomason
Meeting Schedule: 
Monthly on the first Tuesday
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