Liaison Officer*

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The Liaison Officer (LOFR), a member of the Command Staff, is the point of contact for the assisting and cooperating Agency Representatives. This includes Agency Representatives from other fire agencies, Red Cross, law enforcement, public works, etc.

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

Oct 2018

Added Incident Commander Type 1 (ICT1) and Incident Commander Type 2 (ICT2) to These Positions Maintain Currency for LOFR.

Oct 2017

Added Liaison Officer (E/L956) to Other Training Which Supports Development of Knowledge and Skills.

Jun 2011

Updated Required Experience and removed from the list of Positions without NWCG Position Task Books.

Jun 2010

Add Position Task Book requirement per NWCG Memorandum 10-022.

Oct 1984

Position created.


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Incident and Position Standards Committee
Incident Command Subcommittee

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