The Helibase Manager has primary responsibility for managing all activities at the assigned helibase. Within the ICS system, the Helibase Manager is supervised by the Air Support Group Supervisor. On projects, the Helibase Manager may report to an Air Support Group Supervisor or Air Operations Branch Director if these positions are assigned. Otherwise, the Helibase Manager usually reports to the Project Aviation Manager.
Helibase Managers will minimally meet qualification currency requirements of the Helibase Manager position on incidents as outlined in the NIMS: Wildland Fire Qualification System Guide, PMS 310-1. The Helibase Management Complexity Analysis is intended to assist a HEBM/ASGS/AOBD/Aviation Manager in determining if a helibase should be considered a HIGH complexity operation. This risk analysis tool will help to quantify the complexity of a helibase operation to support a decision to request an additional HEBM / HEBM (T) or limit aviation flights until mitigations can be made to conditions that threaten to exceed oversight capacity of a helibase operation.
This complexity analysis should be completed by the helibase/aviation manager and routed through their incident / administrator supervisor.
Helibase Type 1 (HEB1) and Helibase Type 2 (HEB2) combined to Helibase Manager (HEBM).
Helibase Type 1 (HEB1) and Helibase Type 2 (HEB2) replaced Helibase Manager.