Firing Boss, Single Resource

FIRB decorative banner: Four photos depicting firing boss position, firefighter firing a flare, firefighters observing fire, firefighter pointing toward fire. FIRB Position Description: The Firing Boss leads ground and/or aerial ignition operations and coordinates with holding resources on wildland and prescribed fire incidents. The FIRB supervises assigned firing resources and reports to a Strike Team/Task Force Leader, Burn Boss or other assigned supervisor. The FIRB works in the Operations functional area.

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Engine Boss, Single Resource (ENGB)Qualified As:FFT1Required Training:ICS-200RT-130S-230S-290Fitness: A Heavy Equipment Boss, Single Resource (HEQB)Qualified As:FFT1Required Training:ICS-200RT-130S-230S-290Fitness: A Felling Boss, Single Resource (FELB)Qualified As:FFT1Required Training:ICS-200RT-130S-230S-290Fitness: A Structure Protection Specialist (STPS)Qualified As:DIVSorICT3Required Training:RT-130Fitness: M Operations SectionChief Type 3 (OPS3)Qualified As:DIVSorICT3Required Training:ICS-400RT-130Fitness: A Crew Boss, Single Resource (CRWB)Qualified As:FFT1Required Training:ICS-200RT-130S-230S-290Fitness: A Strike Team Leader Engine (STEN)Qualified As:ENGBRequired Training:ICS-300IS-800RT-130S-215S-330Fitness: M Operations Section Chief Type 2 (OSC2)Qualified As:DIVSRequired Training:ICS-400RT-130S-420 or L-481Fitness: M Strike Team Leader Heavy Equipment (STEQ)Qualified As:HEQBRequired Training:ICS-300IS-800RT-130S-215S-330Fitness: M Strike Team Leader Crew (STCR)Qualified As:CRWBRequired Training:ICS-300IS-800RT-130S-215S-330Fitness: A Operations Branch Director (OPBD)Qualified As:OSC2Required Training:RT-130Fitness: M Firing Boss, Single Resource (FIRB)Qualified As:FFT1Required Training:ICS-200RT-130S-230S-290Fitness: M Task Force Leader (TFLD)Qualified As:Any STLorany 2 SRB (one must be CRWB or ENGB) + ICT4Required Training:ICS-300IS-800RT-130S-215S-330Fitness: A Division/Group Supervisor (DIVS)Qualified As:TFLDorICT3orICT4 + any 2 STL (one must be STCR or STEN)Required Training:RT-130S-339S-390Fitness: A Firefighter Type 2 (FFT2)Qualified As:NoneRequired Training:ICS-100IS-700L-180RT-130S-130S-190Fitness: A Firefighter Type 1 (FFT1)Qualified As:FFT2Required Training:RT-130S-131Fitness: A Staging Area Manager (STAM)Qualified As:NoneRequired Training:ICS-100ICS-200IS-700Fitness: L Crew Representative (CREP)Qualified As:CRWBRequired Training:RT-130Fitness: M Advanced Faller (FAL1)Qualified As:FAL2Required Training:RT-130Fitness: A Intermediate Faller (FAL2)Qualified As:FAL3Required Training:RT-130Fitness: A Basic Faller (FAL3)Qualified As:FFT2Required Training:RT-130S-212Fitness: A

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FIRB Qualification Requirements,
2019

Required Training

  • ICS for Single Resources and Initial Action Incidents (ICS-200)
  • Wildland Fire Safety Training Annual Refresher (WFSTAR) (RT-130)
  • Crew Boss (Single Resource) (S-230)
  • Intermediate Wildland Fire Behavior (S-290)

Required Experience

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

Physical Fitness Level: Moderate

Duties involve fieldwork requiring complete control of all physical faculties and may include considerable walking over irregular ground, standing for long periods of time, lifting 25 to 50 pounds, climbing, bending, stooping, squatting, twisting, and reaching. Occasional demands may be required for moderately strenuous activities in emergencies over long periods. Individuals usually set their own work pace.

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2019-10-03

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