Air Tactical Group Supervisor*
The Air Tactical Group Supervisor (ATGS) coordinates incident airspace, manages incident air traffic, and is the link between ground personnel and incident aircraft. The ATGS is an airborne firefighter who coordinates, assigns, and evaluates the use of aerial resources in support of incident objectives. The ATGS supervises the Leadplane Pilot (LPIL), Aerial Supervision Module (ASM), and Helicopter Coordinator (HLCO) positions when activated. The ATGS reports to an Incident Commander (IC) on initial attack and the Operations Section Chief (OSC), Air Operations Branch Director (AOBD), or operational designee on extended attack and complex incidents (Type 1, 2, or 3). The ATGS works in the Air Operations functional area.