National Wildfire Coordinating Group

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.

Note: Filter all IPDs using the IPD Status column to quickly see which ones are under review.

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Position Title Position Code Functional Area Steward Key Stakeholders IPD Status
Assistant Area Commander, Logistics ACLC Logistics ILSC Approved
Base/Camp Manager BCMG Logistics ILSC Approved
Communications Unit Leader* COML Logistics ILSC Approved
Equipment Manager EQPM Logistics ILSC Approved
Facilities Unit Leader* FACL Logistics ILSC Approved
Food Unit Leader* FDUL Logistics ILSC Approved
Ground Support Unit Leader* GSUL Logistics ILSC Approved
Incident Communications Center Manager INCM Logistics ILSC National Coordination System Committee Approved
Incident Communications Technician* COMT Logistics ILSC Approved
Logistics Section Chief Complex LSCC Logistics ILSC Approved
Logistics Section Chief Type 1* LSC1 Logistics ILSC Approved
Logistics Section Chief Type 2* LSC2 Logistics ILSC Approved
Logistics Section Chief Type 3* LSC3 Logistics ILSC Approved
Medical Unit Leader* MEDL Logistics IMUS Incident Logistics Subcommittee Approved
Ordering Manager ORDM Logistics ILSC Approved
Radio Operator RADO Logistics ILSC National Coordination System Committee Approved
Receiving/Distribution Manager RCDM Logistics ILSC Approved
Security Manager SECM Logistics ILSC Approved
Service Branch Director* SVBD Logistics ILSC Approved
Supply Unit Leader* SPUL Logistics ILSC Approved
Support Branch Director* SUBD Logistics ILSC Approved

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