National Wildfire Coordinating Group

Engine Boss, Single Resource

ENGB decorative banner: Four photos depicting engine boss position, three firefighters standing by water tender, engine boss pulling hose off rig, engine boss walking beside fire engine, fire truck coming down hill. ENGB Position Description: The Engine Boss leads a single fire engine and attached personnel and is responsible for their safety on wildland and prescribed fire incidents. The ENGB supervises assigned engine and personnel and reports to a Strike Team/Task Force Leader or other assigned supervisor. The HEQB works in the Operations functional area.

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ENGB Qualification Requirements

Required Training

Required Experience

  • Satisfactory performance as a Firefighter Type 1 (FFT1)
  • AND Completion and Certification of NWCG Engine Boss, Single Resource (ENGB) 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 ENGB

  • 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)
  • Safety Officer Field (SOFF)
  • Single Resource Boss including (CRWB, FELB, FIRB, HMGB, HEQB)
  • Strike Team Leader Engine (STEN)
  • Task Force Leader (TFLD)

ENGB Maintains Currency For These Positions

Other Training Which Supports Development Of Knowledge And Skills

 

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Page Last Modified / Reviewed: 
2024-01-19

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