FOBS Qualification Requirements, 2020
- Satisfactory performance as any Single Resource Boss position including (CRWB, HEQB, ENGB, FELB, FIRB, HMGB)
- AND Completion and Certification of NWCG Field Observer (FOBS) Position Task Book (PMS 311-30)
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.