National Wildfire Coordinating Group

Incident Commander Complex

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The Incident Commander Complex (ICCI) is responsible for all aspects of emergency response, including developing incident objectives, managing incident operations, setting priorities, defining the organization of the incident management team, and the overall Incident Action Plan (IAP). The ICCI also has responsibility for ensuring incident safety and establishing and maintaining liaison with other agencies and stakeholders participating in the incident. The ICCI supervises all Command and General Staff (C&G) positions and reports to the Agency Administrator (AA).

The Forest Service and Department of Interior are enabled by Administratively Determined Pay Plans (AD Pay Plans) to hire persons for temporary duration for the following reasons:

  1. To cope with a sudden and unexpected emergency caused by a fire, or extreme fire potential, flood, storm, or any other all-hazard emergency that threatens damage to federally protected property, has the potential to cause loss of life, serious injury, public health risk, or damage to natural or cultural resources unless brought under immediate control.
  2. To provide emergency assistance to States under formalized agreements.
  3. To meet mission assignments issued by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).

The National Wildfire Coordinating Group (NWCG) Incident Business Committee (IBC) reviews positions annually and establishes pay rate classifications for each position.

For more information on the AD Pay Plans, go to https://www.nwcg.gov/committees/incident-business-committee

Date: 
Jan 2024

Updated Positions Qualification Requirements as follows:

Added:

To ICCI Qualification Requirements:

  • ***S-420, Command and General Staff or L-481, Advanced Leadership for Command and General Staff or O-305, Type 3 All-Hazard Incident Management Team, and I-400, Advanced ICS for Command and General Staff, must be completed before initiating the NWCG Incident Commander Complex, Position Task Book, PMS 311-101.

To Required Training: 

  • OR a completed X-520, NWCG CIM Field Evaluation Form (PDF)


 


Date: 
Jan 2023

Added: 

To Required Training:

To Required Experience:

OR

  • Satisfactory performance as an Incident Commander Type 3 (ICT3)
  • AND Satisfactory performance as an Operations Section Chief Complex (OSCC)
  • AND Completion and Certification of NWCG Incident Commander Complex (ICCI) Position Task Book, PMS 311-101

OR

  • Satisfactory performance as an Incident Commander Type 3 (ICT3)
  • AND Satisfactory performance as a Planning Section Chief Complex (PSCC)
  • AND Completion and Certification of NWCG Incident Commander Complex (ICCI) Position Task Book, PMS 311-101

OR

  • Satisfactory performance as an Incident Commander Type 3 (ICT3)
  • AND Satisfactory performance as a Logistics Section Chief Complex (LSCC)
  • AND Completion and Certification of NWCG Incident Commander Complex (ICCI) Position Task Book, PMS 311-101

OR

  • Satisfactory performance as an Incident Commander Type 3 (ICT3)
  • AND Satisfactory performance as a Safety Officer Complex (SOFC)
  • AND Completion and Certification of NWCG Incident Commander Complex (ICCI) Position Task Book, PMS 311-101

OR

  • Satisfactory performance as an Incident Commander Type 3 (ICT3)
  • AND Satisfactory performance as a Finance/Administration Section Chief Complex (FSCC)
  • AND Completion and Certification of NWCG Incident Commander Complex (ICCI) Position Task Book, PMS 311-101

To These Positions Maintain Currency For ICCI:

  • Area Commander (ACDR)
  • Assistant Area Commander Logistics (ACLC)
  • Assistant Area Commander Planning (ACPC)
  • Finance/Administration Section Chief Complex (FSCC)
  • Finance/Administration Section Chief Type 1 (FSC1)
  • Finance/Administration Section Chief Type 2 (FSC2)
  • Incident Commander Type 3 (ICT3)
  • Logistics Section Chief Complex (LSCC)
  • Logistics Section Chief Type 1 (LSC1)
  • Logistics Section Chief Type 2 (LSC2)
  • Operations Section Chief Complex (OSCC)
  • Operations Section Chief Type 1 (OSC1)
  • Operations Section Chief Type 2 (OSC2)
  • Operations Section Chief Type 3, Wildland Fire (OPS3)
  • Planning Section Chief Type 1 (PSC1)
  • Planning Section Chief Type 2 (PSC2)
  • Safety Officer Complex (SOFC)
  • Safety Officer Type 1 (SOF1)
  • Safety Officer Type 2 (SOF2)

To ICCI Maintains Currency For These Positions:

  • Agency Representative (AREP)
  • Area Commander (ACDR)
  • Assistant Area Commander Logistics (ACLC)
  • Assistant Area Commander Planning (ACPC)
  • Finance/Administration Section Chief Complex (FSCC)
  • Finance/Administration Section Chief Type 1 (FSC1)
  • Finance/Administration Section Chief Type 2 (FSC2)
  • Liaison Officer (LOFR)
  • Logistics Section Chief Complex (LSCC)
  • Logistics Section Chief Type 1 (LSC1)
  • Logistics Section Chief Type 2 (LSC2)
  • Operations Section Chief Complex (OSCC)
  • Operations Section Chief Type 1 (OSC1)
  • Operations Section Chief Type 2 (OSC2)
  • Operations Section Chief Type 3, Wildland Fire (OPS3)
  • Safety Officer Complex (SOFC)
  • Safety Officer Type 1 (SOF1)
  • Safety Officer Type 2 (SOF2)

To Other Training Which Supports Development Of Knowledge And Skills:


Date: 
May 2022

Added: Planning Section Chief Complex (PSCC)  to "These Positions Maintain Currency For ICCI" and "ICCI Maintains Currency For These Positions."

Position created.

 

Page Last Modified / Reviewed: 
2024-01-22

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