NWCG Position Catalog

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NWCG positions enable consistent and uniform performance by personnel mobilized by position under NIMS-ICS principles. The position catalog provides comprehensive information about each NWCG position, those for which NWCG establishes qualifications standards. Agency-specific positions such as those located in the Federal Wildland Fire Qualifications Supplement are not included in this catalog.

Positions denoted with an asterisk (*) use the established FEMA National Qualifications System all-hazard position as the baseline for the NWCG wildland fire position.

The following Incident Position Descriptions (IPDs) are currently available for review: ABRO, ATIM, ATBM, COMP, COST, DECK, EQTR, FIRB, FSC1, FSC2, FSC3, FWBM, FWPT, HEBM, HLCO, HECM, HMGB, ICPI, INBA, MXMS, PROC, PTRC, RAMP, RTCM, RXB1, RXB2, SEMG, TIME, UASD, UASM, UASP.

Select Which Positions to Print
Position Title Position Code Functional Area Primary Committee Maintained By IPD Status
Air Operations Branch Director* AOBD Air Operations NIAC National Interagency Aviation Committee ---
Air Support Group Supervisor* ASGS Air Operations NIAC National Interagency Aviation Committee ---
Air Tactical Group Supervisor* ATGS Air Operations NIAC Interagency Aerial Supervision Subcommittee ---
Aircraft Base Radio Operator ABRO Air Operations NIAC Interagency Airtanker Base Subcommittee Under Review
Aircraft Timekeeper ATIM Air Operations NIAC Interagency Airtanker Base Subcommittee Under Review
Airtanker Base Manager ATBM Air Operations NIAC Interagency Airtanker Base Subcommittee Under Review
Area Command Aviation Coordinator ACAC Air Operations NIAC National Interagency Aviation Committee ---
Deck Coordinator DECK Air Operations NIAC Interagency Airtanker Base Subcommittee Under Review
Fixed Wing Base Manager FWBM Air Operations NIAC Interagency Airtanker Base Subcommittee Under Review
Fixed Wing Parking Tender FWPT Air Operations NIAC Interagency Airtanker Base Subcommittee Under Review
Helibase Manager HEBM Air Operations NIAC Interagency Helicopter Operations Subcommittee Under Review
Helicopter Coordinator HLCO Air Operations NIAC Interagency Helicopter Operations Subcommittee Under Review
Helicopter Crewmember HECM Air Operations NIAC Interagency Helicopter Operations Subcommittee Under Review
Helicopter Manager, Single Resource HMGB Air Operations NIAC Interagency Helicopter Operations Subcommittee Under Review
Mixmaster MXMS Air Operations NIAC Interagency Airtanker Base Subcommittee Under Review
Ramp Manager RAMP Air Operations NIAC Interagency Airtanker Base Subcommittee Under Review
Retardant Crewmember RTCM Air Operations NIAC Interagency Airtanker Base Subcommittee Under Review
Single Engine Airtanker Manager SEMG Air Operations NIAC Interagency Airtanker Base Subcommittee Under Review
Unmanned Aircraft System Pilot UASP Air Operations NIAC Interagency Fire Unmanned Aircraft Systems Subcommittee Under Review
Unmanned Aircraft System, Data Specialist UASD Air Operations NIAC Interagency Fire Unmanned Aircraft Systems Subcommittee Under Review
Unmanned Aircraft System, Manager UASM Air Operations NIAC Interagency Fire Unmanned Aircraft Systems Subcommittee Under Review
Unmanned Aircraft System, Module Leader UASL Air Operations NIAC Interagency Fire Unmanned Aircraft Systems Subcommittee ---

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