Helicopter Coordinator

HLCO decorative banner: photos depicting HLCO position. HLCO Position Description: The Helicopter Coordinator (HLCO) reports to the Air Tactical Group Supervisor (ATGS) and is responsible for coordinating tactical or logistical helicopter mission(s) at the incident.

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

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HLCO Qualification Requirements,
2018

Required Training

  • Wildland Fire Safety Training Annual Refresher (WFSTAR) (RT-130)
  • Aerial Supervision (S-378)

Required Experience

  • Satisfactory performance as a Task Force Leader (TFLD)
  • AND Completion and Certification of NWCG Helicopter Coordinator (HLCO) Position Task Book (PMS 311-18)

OR

  • Satisfactory performance in one Strike Team Leader position (STCR, STEQ, STEN)‚Äč
  • AND Completion and Certification of NWCG Helicopter Coordinator (HLCO) Position Task Book (PMS 311-18)

Physical Fitness Level: None Required

Position does not require a physical fitness level.

These Positions Maintain Currency For HLCO

  • Air Tactical Group Supervisor (ATGS)

HLCO Maintains Currency For These Positions

  • Helicopter Manager, Single Resource (HMGB)

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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