National Wildfire Coordinating Group

Facilities Unit Leader*

FACL decorative banner: photos depicting FACL position. FACL Description: The Facilities Unit Leader (FACL) is responsible for laying out and operating incident facilities (Base,Camp(s), and ICP) and managing Base and Camp(s) operations. Each Base and Camp may be assigned a manager.

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The Facilities Unit Leader (FACL) is responsible for organizing and supervising the Facilities Unit. The FACL establishes Incident Command Post (ICP), spike camps, incident facilities, and incident base facilities. The FACL may supervise Base Camp Managers (BCMG), contractors, and Camp Crews. The FACL reports to the Logistics Section Chief (LSC) or the Logistics Support Branch Director (SUBD) and works in the Logistics 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


  • Logistics Section Chief Complex (LSCC) to "These Positions Maintain Currency For FACL."
  • Logistics Section Chief Complex (LSCC) to "FACL Maintains Currency For These Positions."

Apr 2021

Added: Incident Position Description (IPD) approved.

Oct 2019

Added: To Qualification Requirements:  Note: Once qualified as a FACL, the LSC3 qualification may be granted by the certifying official. Certification must be documented on a ‚Äúverification/certification‚ÄĚ page of the LSC3 Position Task Book (311-35).

Oct 1984

Position created.


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