National Wildfire Coordinating Group

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.

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MEDL Qualification Requirements

Required Training

Required Experience

  • Current certification as an Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) or equivalent
  • AND Completion and Certification of NWCG Medical Unit Leader (MEDL) Position Task Book, PMS 311-34

Physical Fitness Level: None Required

Position does not require a physical fitness level.

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Other Training Which Supports Development Of Knowledge And Skills

MEDL Position Endorsement Requirements, 2022

Required Additional Training

Required Additional Experience

Physical Fitness Level: None Required

Alternative Pathways to NWCG Qualification




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