Incident Position Description (IPD) approved.
Fire Behavior Analyst
The Fire Behavior Analyst (FBAN) is responsible for collecting weather data, developing strategic and tactical fire behavior information, predicting fire growth, and interpreting fire characteristics for use by incident overhead. The FBAN may provide leadership for Incident Meteorologists (IMET), other assigned FBANs, and Long Term Analysts (LTANs). The FBAN reports to the Situation Unit Leader (SITL) or Planning Section Chief (PSC) and works in the Planning functional area.
Added to Required Experience Section: Note: If an LTAN meets the prerequisite experience and qualifications of an FBAN, the certifying official may grant the FBAN qualification. Certification must be documented on a “verification/certification” page.