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, UASM, UASP.

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Position Title Position Code Functional Area Steward Key Stakeholders IPD Status
Agency Representative AREP Command ICSC ---
Area Commander ACDR Command ICSC ---
Incident Commander Type 1* ICT1 Command ICSC ---
Incident Commander Type 2* ICT2 Command ICSC ---
Incident Commander Type 3* ICT3 Command ICSC ---
Incident Commander Type 4* ICT4 Command ICSC ---
Incident Commander Type 5 ICT5 Command ICSC ---
Liaison Officer* LOFR Command ICSC ---
Public Information Officer PIOF Command PIOSC ---
Public Information Officer Type 1* PIO1 Command PIOSC ---
Public Information Officer Type 2* PIO2 Command PIOSC ---
Safety Officer Type 1* SOF1 Command RMC Incident Command Subcommittee ---
Safety Officer Type 2* SOF2 Command RMC Incident Command Subcommittee ---
Safety Officer, Line SOFR Command RMC Incident Command Subcommittee ---

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