NWCG Position Catalog

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NWCG positions enable nationally interoperable wildland fire operations. Personnel are mobilized by position to work under NIMS-ICS principles on wildland fires and other all-hazard incidents. Position standards, qualifications requirements, and performance support capabilities are managed by the NWCG committees. Committee assignments are located at: https://www.nwcg.gov/positions/committee-responsibilities
Position Title Position Code Functional Area Primary Committee
Agency Representative AREP Command and General Staff OTC
Area Commander ACDR Command and General Staff OTC
Incident Commander Type 1 ICT1 Command and General Staff OTC
Incident Commander Type 2 ICT2 Command and General Staff OTC
Incident Commander Type 3 ICT3 Command and General Staff OTC
Incident Commander Type 4 ICT4 Command and General Staff OTC
Incident Commander Type 5 ICT5 Command and General Staff OTC
Liaison Officer LOFR Command and General Staff OTC
Public Information Officer PIOF Command and General Staff CEPC
Public Information Officer Type 1 PIO1 Command and General Staff CEPC
Public Information Officer Type 2 PIO2 Command and General Staff CEPC
Safety Officer Type 1 SOF1 Command and General Staff RMC
Safety Officer Type 2 SOF2 Command and General Staff RMC
Safety Officer, Line SOFR Command and General Staff RMC