Long Term Fire Analyst

LTAN decorative banner: photos depicting LTAN position. LTAN Position Description: Provides probabilistic and deterministic information on long-term fire advancement, fire behavior, and spread direction, based on local information, topography, historic and current fire spread, and with historic and current fire weather data.

LTAN Homepage Button Position Incident Position Description Button Position Reference Materials Button Position Qualification Requirements Button

LTAN Qualification Requirements

Required Training

Required Experience

  • Satisfactory performance as a Fire Behavior Analyst (FBAN)
  • AND Completion and Certification of NWCG Long Term Fire Analyst (LTAN) Position Task Book, PMS 311-29


  • Satisfactory performance as a Fire Effects Monitor (FEMO)
  • AND Satisfactory performance as a Firing Boss, Single Resource (FIRB)
  • AND Completion and Certification of NWCG Long Term Fire Analyst (LTAN) Position Task Book, PMS 311-29

Physical Fitness Level: Moderate

Duties involve fieldwork requiring complete control of all physical faculties and may include considerable walking over irregular ground, standing for long periods of time, lifting 25 to 50 pounds, climbing, bending, stooping, squatting, twisting, and reaching. Occasional demands may be required for moderately strenuous activities in emergencies over long periods. Individuals usually set their own work pace.

These Positions Maintain Currency For LTAN

  • Fire Behavior Analyst (FBAN)

LTAN Maintains Currency For These Positions

  • Fire Effects Monitor (FEMO)
  • Strategic Operational Planner (SOPL)

Other Training Which Supports Development Of Knowledge And Skills




Page Last Modified / Reviewed: 

Please Provide Feedback

NWCG values your constructive input and we thank you for taking the time to provide feedback.

Although contact information is optional, we hope that you provide a way for us to contact you in case we need clarification on your comment. If you would like to be contacted regarding your feedback, you must provide contact information. 

Due to recent hacking behavior, we are temporarily suspending our ability to upload documents.  If you need to attach additional information, please email the file to BLM_FA_NWCG_Webmaster@blm.gov.

This question is for testing whether or not you are a human visitor and to prevent automated spam submissions.