National Wildfire Coordinating Group

Agency Representative

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The Agency Representative (AREP) facilitates coordination, cooperation, and dialogue between the Incident Management Team (IMT) and host Agency Administrator (AA). The AREP reports to the host unit AA or designee and works with the Command functional area.

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

Jan 2023

Added: Incident Commander Complex (ICCI) to "These Positions Maintain Currency For AREP."

Mar 2022

Added: Incident Position Description (IPD) approved.

Oct 2016

Added: Liaison Officer (E/L956) to Other Training Which Supports Development of Knowledge and Skills.

Removed: “*designates agency established position qualifications.”

Oct 2015

Added: Incident Commander Type 1 (ICT1) and Incident Commander Type 2 (ICT2) as Positions That Maintain Currency for AREP.

Oct 1993

Position created.



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