National Wildfire Coordinating Group

Incident Commander Type 4

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ICT4 Qualification Requirements

Required Training

Required Experience

  • Satisfactory performance in any Single Resource Boss position including (CRWB, HEQB, ENGB, FELB, FIRB, HMGB)
  • AND Completion and Certification of NWCG Incident Commander Type 4 (ICT4) Position Task Book, PMS 311-03

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 ICT4

  • Air Tactical Group Supervisor (ATGS)
  • Division/Group Supervisor (DIVS)
  • Incident Commander Type 3 (ICT3)
  • Operation Section Chief Complex (OSCC)
  • Operations Section Chief Type 2 (OSC2)
  • Operations Section Chief Type 3, Wildland Fire (OPS3)
  • Prescribed Fire Burn Boss Type 2 (RXB2)
  • Safety Officer, Line (SOFR)
  • Single Resource Boss including (CRWB, HEQB, ENGB, FELB, FIRB)
  • Strike Team Leader including (STCR, STEN, STEQ)
  • Task Force Leader (TFLD)

ICT4 Maintains Currency For These Positions

Other Training Which Supports Development Of Knowledge And Skills

ICT4 Position Endorsement Requirements, 2022

Required Additional Training

  • S-130, Firefighter Training
  • S-190, Introduction to Wildland Fire Behavior
  • S-131, Firefighter Type 1 Training
  • S-290, Intermediate Wildland Fire Behavior
  • S-200, Initial Attack Incident Commander
  • RT-130, Wildland Fire Safety Training Annual Refresher (WFSTAR)

Required Additional Experience

  • Successful completion and certification of tasks (#4, 6, 15, 21, 33, 34, 38, 39, 44) in the NWCG Incident Commander Type 4 (ICT4) Position Task Book, PMS 311-03, on a wildland fire incident.

Physical Fitness Level: Arduous

Alternative Pathways to NWCG Qualification




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