National Wildfire Coordinating Group

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.

Note: Filter all IPDs using the IPD Status column to quickly see which ones are under review.

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Position Title Position Code Functional Area Steward Key Stakeholders IPD Status
Air Operations Branch Director* AOBD Air Operations NIAC Approved
Air Support Group Supervisor* ASGS Air Operations NIAC Approved
Air Tactical Group Supervisor* ATGS Air Operations IASS Approved
Aircraft Base Radio Operator ABRO Air Operations IHOPS Approved
Aircraft Timekeeper ATIM Air Operations IABS Approved
Airtanker Base Manager ATBM Air Operations IABS Approved
Area Command Aviation Coordinator ACAC Air Operations NIAC Approved
Deck Coordinator DECK Air Operations IHOPS Approved
Fixed Wing Base Manager FWBM Air Operations IABS Approved
Fixed Wing Parking Tender FWPT Air Operations IABS Approved
Helibase Manager HEBM Air Operations IHOPS Approved
Helicopter Coordinator HLCO Air Operations IASS Approved
Helicopter Crewmember HECM Air Operations IHOPS Approved
Helicopter Manager, Single Resource HMGB Air Operations IHOPS Approved
Mixmaster MXMS Air Operations IABS Approved
Ramp Manager RAMP Air Operations IABS Approved
Retardant Crewmember RTCM Air Operations IABS Approved
Single Engine Airtanker Manager SEMG Air Operations IABS Approved
Unmanned Aircraft System Pilot UASP Air Operations IFUASS Approved
Unmanned Aircraft System, Data Specialist UASD Air Operations IFUASS Approved
Unmanned Aircraft System, Manager UASM Air Operations IFUASS Approved
Unmanned Aircraft System, Module Leader UASL Air Operations IFUASS ---

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