Helicopter Crewmember

HECM decorative banner: photos depicting HECM position. HECM Position Description: The Helicopter Crewmember (HECM) is responsible for supporting the ground-based operations of the helicopter mission in a rapidly changing, high-risk wildland fire environment. The HECM is a member of a helicopter module and reports to the Helicopter Manager (HMGB).

Air Operations Branch Director (AOBD)Qualified As:ASGSRequired Training:ICS-400S-470Fitness: N Air Support Group Supervisor (ASGS)Qualified As:HEBMRequired Training:RT-130Fitness: N Helibase Manager (HEBM) Qualified As:HMGBRequired Training:ICS-300IS-800RT-130S-371Fitness: L Helicopter Manager, Single Resource (HMGB)Qualified As:HECM + FFT1Required Training:A-110ICS-200RT-130RT-372S-230S-290S-372Fitness: M Air Tactical Group Supervisor (ATGS)Qualified As:DIVSorICT3Required Training:CRMRT-130S-378Fitness: N Helicopter Coordinator (HLCO)Qualified As:TFLDor any STLRequired Training:RT-130S-378Fitness: N Single Engine Airtanker Manager (SEMG)Qualified As:RAMPRequired Training:A-103A-115A-203ICS-100ICS-200IS-700RT-273S-270S-273Fitness: N Helicopter Crewmember (HECM)Qualified As:FFT2Required Training:A-110RT-130S-271Fitness: A Deck Coordinator (DECK)Qualified As:HECM + TOLCRequired Training:ICS-200Fitness: L Aircraft Base Radio Operator (ABRO)Qualified As:NoneRequired Training:NoneFitness: N Unmanned Aircraft System, Module Leader (UASL)Qualified As:UASPRequired Training:RT-373Fitness: L Unmanned Aircraft System, Manager (UASM)Qualified As:UASPRequired Training:RT-373Fitness: L Unmanned Aircraft System, Data Specialist (UASD)Qualified As:NoneRequired Training:ICS-100IS-700IS-800Fitness: N Unmanned Aircraft System Pilot (UASP)Qualified As:NoneRequired Training:ICS-100ICS-200IS-700IS-800OAS A-450RT-373S-373Fitness: L Ramp Manager(RAMP)Qualified As:FWPTRequired Training:A-100A-107ICS-100IS-700S-270Fitness: N Fixed WIng Parking Tender (FWPT)Qualified As:NoneRequired Training:A-100A-104A-109A-116ICS-100IS-700FWPT-IATFitness: N Aircraft Timekeeper(ATIM)Qualified As:NoneRequired Training:A-107A-109A-115ICS-100IS-700Fitness: N Airtanker Base Manager (ATBM)Qualified As:RAMPRequired Training:A-100A-103A-110A-112A-115A-202A-204ICS-100ICS-200IS-700N-9057S-260Fitness: N Fixed Wing Base Manager (FWBM)Qualified As:RAMPRequired Training:A-100A-103A-110A-112A-115A-200A-202A-203A-204ICS-100ICS-200IS-700S-260Fitness: N Retardant Crewmember(RTCM)Qualified As:NoneRequired Training:A-100A-104A-116ICS-100IS-700Fitness: N Mixmaster(MXMS)Qualified As:RTCMRequired Training:A-100A-104ICS-100IS700S-270Fitness: N

For information on how to interpret this chart, please review Position and Qualifications Chart Guidance.

HECM Qualification Requirements,
2018

Required Training

  • Aviation Transportation of Hazardous Material (A-110) (Triennial)
  • Wildland Fire Safety Training Annual Refresher (WFSTAR) (RT-130)
  • Helicopter Crewmember (S-271)

Required Experience

  • Satisfactory performance as a Firefighter Type 2 (FFT2)
  • AND Completion of NWCG Helicopter Crewmember (HECM) Position Task Book (PMS 311-22)

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 HECM

HECM Maintains Currency For These Positions

Other Training Which Supports Development Of Knowledge And Skills

  • None
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Page Last Modified / Reviewed: 
2019-02-20

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