National Wildfire Coordinating Group

Crew Boss, Single Resource

CRWB decorative banner: Three photos depicting crew boss position, firefighters marching, reviewing map, crew boss on radio and firefighters nearby.  CRWB Position Description:  The Crew Boss leads a hand crew and is responsible for their safety on wildland and prescribed fire incidents. The CRWB supervises assigned crewmembers and reports to a Strike Team/Task Force Leader or other assigned supervisor. The CRWB works in the Operations functional area.

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CRWB Qualification Requirements

Required Training

Required Experience

  • Satisfactory performance as a Firefighter Type 1 (FFT1)
  • AND Completion and Certification of NWCG Crew Boss, Single Resource (CRWB) Position Task Book, PMS 311-13

Physical Fitness Level: Arduous

Duties involve fieldwork requiring physical performance calling for above-average endurance and superior conditioning. These duties may include an occasional demand for extraordinarily strenuous activities in emergencies under adverse environmental conditions and over extended periods of time. Requirements include running, walking, climbing, jumping, twisting, bending, and lifting more than 50 pounds; the pace of work typically is set by the emergency situation.

These Positions Maintain Currency For CRWB

  • Crew Representative (CREP)
  • Division/Group Supervisor (DIVS)
  • Incident Commander Type 3 (ICT3)
  • Incident Commander Type 4 (ICT4)
  • Operations Section Chief Type 3, Wildland Fire (OPS3)
  • Prescribed Fire Burn Boss Type 1 (RXB1)
  • Prescribed Fire Burn Boss Type 2 (RXB2)
  • Safety Officer, Line (SOFR)
  • Single Resource Boss including (ENGB, FELB, FIRB, HMGB, HEQB)
  • Strike Team Leader Crew (STCR)
  • Task Force Leader (TFLD)

CRWB Maintains Currency For These Positions

Other Training Which Supports Development Of Knowledge And Skills

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