Finance/Administration Section Chief Type 3*
The Finance/Administration Section Chief, Type 3 (FSC3), is responsible for all financial, administrative, and cost analysis aspects of the incident. The FSC3 supervises members of the Finance/Administration Section and may perform all functions of various positions dependent upon incident complexity. The FSC3 reports to the Incident Commander (IC). The FSC3 works in the Finance/Administration functional area.
The FSC3 performs position duties commensurate with Type 3 incident complexity and characteristics stated in the Interagency Standards for Fire and Fire Aviation Operations (Red Book).
Type 3 Position standards are being introduced to provide an agreed to minimum standard for National Mobilization and to help develop local capability. Currently the PSC3, LSC3, and FSC3 positions are utilized by FEMA and the Department of the Interior All Hazard qualification program.
NWCG recognizes the ability of cooperating agencies at the local level to jointly define and accept each other’s qualifications for initial attack, extended attack, large fire operations, and prescribed fire.
Position qualification pathways for the LSC3, PSC3, and FSC3 positions include both equivalency and position task book alternatives for position qualification. FEMA position task books will be utilized for these positions and are available at training.fema.gov/position%20specific%20taskbooks/taskbook_list.asp.