The Advanced Faller (FAL1) has multiple years of experience in chainsaw operations and has demonstrated proficiency in performing high complexity saw operations, including tree felling, bucking, brushing, and limbing. The FAL1 may work independently or supervise/direct other Intermediate (FAL2) and Beginner (FAL3) Fallers during fireline saw operations. The FAL1 may serve as a single resource or as a member of a firefighting crew or module. A FAL1 serving as a single resource reports to a Felling Boss (FELB), Strike Team/Task Force Leader (TFLD), or other assigned supervisor. The FAL1 works in the operations functional area.
Established the Basic Faller (FAL3), Intermediate Faller (FAL2), and Advanced Faller (FAL1) positions. Transition plan and position task books are available at the NWCG web site.