National Wildfire Coordinating Group

Advanced Faller

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FAL1 Qualification Requirements

Required Training

Required Experience

  • Satisfactory performance as an Intermediate Faller (FAL2)
  • AND Completion and Certification of NWCG Advanced Faller (FAL1) Position Task Book, PMS  311-91*

    *The use of the approved NWCG combined PTB for the FAL1 position is highly encouraged. However, agency-specific evaluation processes that document Completion and Certification of PTB can be used in lieu of the PTB if they meet or exceed the standard identified in the associated position task book.

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 FAL1

  • None

FAL1 Maintains Currency For These Positions

Other Training Which Supports Development Of Knowledge And Skills



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