Correspondence

NWCG memos from the past five years are displayed and available below. Older memos can be referenced in the Memo Log at https://www.nwcg.gov/executive-board/correspondence/memo.csv. Those memos can be obtained by emailing the NWCG Executive Secretary with your request.

The five categories for Memo Status include:
  • Current - up to date (life span of a current memo is five years at which time it will have to be reissued, archived or rescinded).
  • Under Review - staff is reviewing status with responsible group to determine whether to reissue, archive or rescind.
  • Archived - no longer relevant, out of date (typically older than five years).
  • Rescinded - revoked, cancelled or repealed (typically when content becomes erroneous).
  • Reissued - replaced with a current memo reissuing the same guidance.


Memo Subject Date Memo # Status

Implementation of EMS License & Credential Expiration Dates within the Incident Qualification and Certification System (IQCS)

2016-12-20 16-028 Current

Wildland Fire Information and Technology (WFIT) program assistance request: Interagency Data Cache Concept

2016-11-09 16-027 Current

NWCG Budget Guidance FY2018

2016-11-01 16-026 Current

Wildland Fire Information and Technology (WFIT) program assistance request: Incident Complexes and Merged Wildfires

2016-10-25 16-025 Current

NWCG Data Management Standards for Incident Complexes and Merged Wildfires 

2016-10-25 16-024 Current

Changes to S-520 Advanced Incident Management Course

2016-10-06 16-023 Current

Release of October 2016 Wildland Fire Qualification System Guide (PMS 310-1)

2016-09-30 16-022 Current

Transition plan for upcoming changes to Staging Area Manager (STAM) required training

2016-09-30 16-021 Current

Comment Period Extension: Solicitation of comments on draft revisions to the NWCG Prescribed Fire Complexity Rating System Guide (PMS 424)

2016-09-23 16-020 Current

Update on revisions to the National Fire Danger Rating System

2016-09-07 16-019 Current

National Weather Service (NWS) Spot Forecast

2016-08-30 16-018 Current

Steps for Safe Chainsaw Fuel Handling

2016-08-19 16-017 Current

Transition Plan for upcoming changes to national mobilization requirements for Type 3 general staff positions (memo replaced by memo #18-002)

2016-07-29 16-016 Rescinded

Transition plan for upcoming changes to Compensation Unit Leader (COMP) position requirements

2016-07-29 16-015 Current

Solicitation of comments on draft revisions on the NWCG Prescribed Fire Complexity Rating Systems Guide (PMS 424)

2016-06-17 16-014 Current

NWCG "Wildland Firefighter Week of Remembrance"

2016-06-16 16-013 Current

2016 Interagency Helicopter Operations Guide (PMS 510) Release

2016-06-07 16-012 Current

NWCG Standards and Best Practices for Incident Rental Vehicles

2016-05-13 16-011 Current

NWCG Supplemental Food Drink and Guidance

2016-05-13 16-010 Current

Update to NWCG Guidance on Incident Records

2016-05-13 16-009 Current

2016 Interagency Aerial Supervision Guide (PMS 505) Release

2016 HLCO/ATGS Position Task Book (PMS 311-18) Release

2016-04-21 16-008 Current

FEMA National Incident Management System (NIMS) Refresh

2016-04-15 16-007 Current

Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS) Incursion Protocol for Wildland Firefighters

2016-04-14 16-006 Current

2016 Interagency Incident Business Management Handbook (PMS 902) Release

2016-03-25 16-005 Current

Errata to the Wildland Fire Incident Management Field Guide (PMS 210) Update to Minimum Crew Standards for National Mobilization

2016-03-23 16-004 Current

Issuance of Revised Optional Forms OF-288 and OF-296

2016-03-18 16-003 Current

NWCG Budget Guidance FY 2017

2016-02-23 16-002 Current

Removal of Spanish Versions of S-130 Firefighter Training and S-190 Introduction to Wildland Fire Behavior from the NWCG Curriculum

2016-01-27 16-001 Current