Heavy Equipment Boss, Single Resource

HEQB decorative banner: Four photos depicting heavy equipment boss position, firefighter watching tractor, backhoe digging, dozer making trail, men standing on dozer. HEQB Position Description: The Heavy Equipment Boss is responsible for the safety and direction of equipment, operator(s), and transport used to suppress, repair and rehabilitate wildland fires. The HEQB supervises a piece of heavy equipment and its operator, and reports to a Strike Team/Task Force Leader or other assigned supervisor. The HEQB 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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HEQB Qualification Requirements,
2020

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 Heavy Equipment Boss, Single Resource (HEQB) Position Task Book (PMS 311-13)

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 HEQB

  • Division/Group Supervisor (DIVS)
  • Incident Commander Type 3 (ICT3)
  • Incident Commander Type 4 (ICT4)
  • Operations Section Chief Type 3, Wildland Fire (OPS3)
  • Prescribed Fire Burn Boss Type 1 (RXB1)
  • Prescribed Fire Burn Boss Type 2 (RXB2)
  • Safety Officer, Line (SOFR)
  • Single Resource Boss including (CRWB, ENGB, FELB, FIRB, HMGB)
  • Strike Team Leader Heavy Equipment (STEQ)
  • Task Force Leader (TFLD)

HEQB Maintains Currency For These Positions

Other Training Which Supports Development Of Knowledge And Skills

  • Basic Air Operations (S-270)
  • Firing Operations (S-219)
  • Followership to Leadership (L-280)
  • Heavy Equipment Boss (Single Resource) (S-236)
  • Interagency Incident Business Management (S-260)
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2019-10-04

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