Incident Commander Type 1*

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The Incident Commander (ICT1) is responsible for all incident activities.

The Forest Service and Department of Interior are enabled by Administratively Determined Pay Plans (AD Pay Plans) to hire persons for temporary duration for the following reasons:

  1. To cope with a sudden and unexpected emergency caused by a fire, or extreme fire potential, flood, storm, or any other all-hazard emergency that threatens damage to federally protected property, has the potential to cause loss of life, serious injury, public health risk, or damage to natural or cultural resources unless brought under immediate control.
  2. To provide emergency assistance to States under formalized agreements.
  3. To meet mission assignments issued by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).

The National Wildfire Coordinating Group (NWCG) Incident Business Committee (IBC) reviews positions annually and establishes pay rate classifications for each position.

For more information on the AD Pay Plans, go to

Oct 2018

Add Liaison Officer (LOFR) to ICT1 Maintains Currency For These Positions.

Oct 2015

Removal of Incident Commander Type 3 (ICT3) from ICT1 Maintains Currency for These Positions.

Addition of Agency Representative (AREP) for ICT1 Maintains Currency for These Positions.

Oct 1984

Position created.

Incident Commander (Multi-Branch), Incident Commander (Multi-Division) and Incident Commander (Multi-Leader) in 1984 PMS 310-1.


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Primary Committee: 
Incident and Position Standards Committee
Incident Command Subcommittee

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