National Wildfire Coordinating Group

Ground Support Unit Leader

GSUL decorative banner: photos depicting GSUL position. GSUL Position Description: The Ground Support Unit Leader (GSUL) is responsible for transporting personnel, supplies, food, and equipment; fueling, servicing, maintaining, and repairing vehicles and other ground support equipment; supporting out-of-service resources; and developing and implementing the Incident Transportation Plan.

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GSUL Qualification Requirements

Required Training

Required Experience

  • Satisfactory performance as an Equipment Manager (EQPM)
  • AND Completion and Certification of NWCG Ground Support Unit Leader (GSUL) Position Task Book, PMS 311-34

Physical Fitness Level: None Required

Position does not require a physical fitness level.

These Positions Maintain Currency For GSUL

  • Equipment Manager (EQPM)
  • Logistics Section Chief Complex (LSCC)
  • Logistics Section Chief Type 1 (LSC1)
  • Logistics Section Chief Type 2 (LSC2)
  • Logistics Section Chief Type 3 (LSC3)

GSUL Maintains Currency For These Positions

  • Equipment Manager (EQPM)
  • Logistics Section Chief Complex (LSCC)
  • Logistics Section Chief Type 1 (LSC1)
  • Logistics Section Chief Type 2 (LSC2)
  • Logistics Section Chief Type 3 (LSC3)

Other Training Which Supports Development Of Knowledge And Skills

Note

Once qualified as a GSUL, the LSC3 qualification may be granted by the certifying official. Certification must be documented on a “verification/certification” page of the LSC3 PTB.

GSUL Position Endorsement Requirements, 2022

Required Additional Training

  • None required (NQS and NWCG are identical)

Required Additional Experience

  • None required (NQS and NWCG are identical)

Physical Fitness Level: None Required

Alternative Pathways to NWCG Qualification

 

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Page Last Modified / Reviewed: 
2024-01-19

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