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. Positions are managed by the NWCG committees - https://www.nwcg.gov/positions/committee-assignments

The Position Catalog contains information on NWCG positions only- those for which NWCG establishes qualification standards. Agency-specific positions such as those located in the Federal Wildland Fire Qualifications Supplement are not included in this catalog.

The following Incident Position Descriptions (IPDs) are currently available for review: ABRO, ATIM, ATBM, DECK, EQTR, FIRB, FWBM, FWPT, HEBM, HLCO, HECM, HMGB, MXMS, PROC, PTRC, RAMP, RTCM, SEMG, TIME

The * after position titles denotes that the established FEMA National Qualifications System all-hazards position serves as the baseline for this NWCG wildland fire position.
Position Title Position Code Functional Area Primary Committee IPD Status
Assistant Area Commander, Logistics ACLC Logistics ETC ---
Base/Camp Manager BCMG Logistics ETC ---
Communications Unit Leader* COML Logistics ETC ---
Equipment Manager EQPM Logistics ETC ---
Facilities Unit Leader* FACL Logistics ETC ---
Food Unit Leader* FDUL Logistics ETC ---
Ground Support Unit Leader* GSUL Logistics ETC ---
Incident Communications Center Manager INCM Logistics ETC ---
Incident Communications Technician* COMT Logistics ETC ---
Logistics Section Chief Type 1* LSC1 Logistics ETC ---
Logistics Section Chief Type 2* LSC2 Logistics ETC ---
Logistics Section Chief Type 3* LSC3 Logistics ETC ---
Medical Unit Leader* MEDL Logistics RMC ---
Ordering Manager ORDM Logistics ETC ---
Radio Operator RADO Logistics ETC ---
Receiving/Distribution Manager RCDM Logistics ETC ---
Security Manager SECM Logistics ETC ---
Service Branch Director SVBD Logistics ETC ---
Supply Unit Leader* SPUL Logistics ETC ---
Support Branch Director* SUBD Logistics ETC ---

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