NWCG Position Catalog

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NWCG positions enable consistent and uniform performance by personnel mobilized by position under NIMS-ICS principles. The position catalog provides comprehensive information about each NWCG position, those for which NWCG establishes qualifications standards. Agency-specific positions such as those located in the Federal Wildland Fire Qualifications Supplement are not included in this catalog.

Positions denoted with an asterisk (*) use the established FEMA National Qualifications System all-hazard position as the baseline for the NWCG wildland fire position.

The following Incident Position Descriptions (IPDs) are currently available for review: ABRO, ATIM, ATBM, COMP, COST, DECK, EQTR, FIRB, FSC1, FSC2, FSC3, FWBM, FWPT, HEBM, HLCO, HECM, HMGB, ICPI, INBA, MXMS, PROC, PTRC, RAMP, RTCM, RXB1, RXB2, SEMG, TIME, UASD, UASM, UASP.

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Position Title Position Code Functional Area Primary Committee Maintained By IPD Status
Assistant Area Commander, Logistics ACLC Logistics OTC Operations and Training Committee ---
Base/Camp Manager BCMG Logistics OTC Operations and Training Committee ---
Communications Unit Leader* COML Logistics OTC Operations and Training Committee ---
Equipment Manager EQPM Logistics OTC Operations and Training Committee ---
Facilities Unit Leader* FACL Logistics OTC Operations and Training Committee ---
Food Unit Leader* FDUL Logistics OTC Operations and Training Committee ---
Ground Support Unit Leader* GSUL Logistics OTC Operations and Training Committee ---
Incident Communications Center Manager INCM Logistics OTC Operations and Training Committee ---
Incident Communications Technician* COMT Logistics OTC Operations and Training Committee ---
Logistics Section Chief Type 1* LSC1 Logistics OTC Operations and Training Committee ---
Logistics Section Chief Type 2* LSC2 Logistics OTC Operations and Training Committee ---
Logistics Section Chief Type 3* LSC3 Logistics OTC Operations and Training Committee ---
Medical Unit Leader* MEDL Logistics RMC Incident Emergency Medical Subcommittee ---
Ordering Manager ORDM Logistics OTC Operations and Training Committee ---
Radio Operator RADO Logistics OTC Operations and Training Committee ---
Receiving/Distribution Manager RCDM Logistics OTC Operations and Training Committee ---
Security Manager SECM Logistics OTC Operations and Training Committee ---
Service Branch Director SVBD Logistics OTC Operations and Training Committee ---
Supply Unit Leader* SPUL Logistics OTC Operations and Training Committee ---
Support Branch Director* SUBD Logistics OTC Operations and Training Committee ---

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