Medical Unit Leader

MEDL decorative banner: photos depicting MEDL position. MEDL Position Description: The Medical Unit Leader (MEDL) is primarily responsible for developing the Medical Plan, obtaining medical aid and transportation for injured or ill incident personnel, and preparing reports and records. The Medical Unit may also assist Operations in supplying medical care and assistance to civilian casualties at the incident.

The Medical Unit Leader (MEDL) is primarily responsible for developing the Medical Plan, obtaining medical aid and transportation for injured or ill incident personnel, and preparing reports and records.

The Medical Unit may also assist Operations in supplying medical care and assistance to civilian casualties at the incident.

Mobilize and Perform Initial Position Duties

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Accomplish MEDL Objectives

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Communicate and Coordinate

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Manage Risk

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Document

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Demobilize

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Incident Communications Technician (COMT) Radio Operator (RADO) Incident Communications Center Manager (INCM) Communications Unit Leader (COML) Medical Unit Leader (MEDL) Food Unit Leader (FDUL) Service Branch Director (SVBD) Ordering Manager (ORDM) Receiving/Distribution Manager (RCDM) Supply Unit Leader (SPUL) Base/Camp Manager (BCMG) Facilities Unit Leader (FACL) Equipment Manager (EQPM) Ground Support Unit Leader (GSUL) Security Manager (SECM) Support Branch Director (SUBD) LOGISTICS SECTION CHIEF (LSC1/2) LOGISTICS SECTION CHIEF (LSC2) Service Branch Director (SVBD) Communications Unit Leader (COML) Incident Communications Technician (COMT) Incident Communications Center Manager (INCM) Medical Unit Leader (MEDL) Food Unit Leader (FDUL) Support Branch Director (SUBD) Supply Unit Leader (SUPL) Ordering Manager (ORDM) Receiving/Distribution Manager (RCDM) Facilities Unit Leader (FACL) Base Camp Manager (BCMG) Ground Support Unit Leader (GSUL) Equipment Manager (EQPM) Security Manager (SECM) Radio Operator (RADO) LOGISTICS SECTION CHIEF (LSC1)

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 https://www.nwcg.gov/committees/incident-business-committee/resources/incident-business-committee-ad-positions

For information on MEDL AD Class go to https://www.nwcg.gov/ad-positions/medl

Position change history for this position will be available shortly.

 

Page Last Modified / Reviewed: 
2018-10-23

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