Incident Commander Type 5

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Safety Officer Type 2 (SOF2)Qualified As:DIVSRequired Training:ICS-400RT-130S-420 orL-481Fitness: M Incident Commander Type 2 (ICT2)Qualified As:ICT3 + OSC2 orICT3 + PSC2 orICT3 + LSC2 orICT3 + FSC2Required Training:RT-130S-420 or L-481Fitness: N Public Information Officer Type 2 (PIO2)Qualified As:PIOF or*OSC2 or*LSC2 or*SOF2 or*PSC2 Required Training:IS-800RT-130S-420 orL-481Fitness: N Safety Officer Type 1 (SOF1)Qualified As:SOF2Required Training:RT-130S-520 or CIMCFitness: M Public Information Officer Type 1 (PIO1)Qualified As:PIO2 or*OSC1 or*LSC1 or*SOF1 or*PSC1Required Training:RT-130S-520 or CIMCFitness: N Safety Officer, Line (SOFR)Qualified As:Any STLorICT4Required Training:ICS-300ICS-400RT-130Fitness: M Incident Commander Type 3 (ICT3)Qualified As:ICT4 + TFLDorAny STL + any 2 SRB (one must be ENGB or CRWB) + ICT4Required Training:ICS-400RT-130S-300S-390Fitness: A Incident Commander Type 5 (ICT5)Qualified As:FFT2Required Training:ICS-200RT-130S-131Fitness: A Incident Commander Type 4 (ICT4)Qualified As:Any SingleResource BossRequired Training:RT-130S-200Fitness: A Public Information Officer (PIOF)Qualified As:NoneRequired Training:ICS-100ICS-200ICS-300ICS-400IS-700L-180RT-130S-130S-190S-203Fitness: N Agency Representative (AREP)Qualified As:Agency EstablishedRequired Training:ICS-100ICS-200IS-700IS-800Fitness: NNot a C&GS position Incident CommanderType 1 (ICT1)Qualified As:ICT2Required Training:RT-130S-520 or CIMCFitness: N Liaison Officer (LOFR)Qualified As:NoneRequired Training:ICS-100ICS-200ICS-300IS-700IS-800Fitness: N

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

ICT5 Qualification Requirements,
2019

Required Training

  • ICS for Single Resources and Initial Action Incidents (ICS-200)
  • Wildland Fire Safety Training Annual Refresher (WFSTAR) (RT-130)
  • Firefighter Type 1 (S-131)

Required Experience

  • Satisfactory performance as a Firefighter Type 2 (FFT2)
  • AND Completion and Certification of NWCG Incident Commander Type 5 (ICT5) Position Task Book (PMS 311-14)

    Note: The Firefighter Type 1 (FFT1) and Incident Commander Type 5 (ICT5) PTBs are combined. However, the positions are not combined. The FFT1 tasks are completed only once; additional tasks must be completed to meet the ICT5 level. The FFT1 and ICT5 tasks can be completed simultaneously. The required experience is satisfactory performance as a Firefighter Type 2 (FFT2).

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 ICT5

  • Crew Boss, Single Resource (CRWB)
  • Firefighter Type 1 (FFT1)
  • Incident Commander Type 4 (ICT4)

ICT5 Maintains Currency For These Positions

Other Training Which Supports Development Of Knowledge And Skills

Note

The ICT5 position is not prerequisite to the NWCG Incident Commander Type 4 (ICT4) position.

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2019-09-24

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