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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Supply Unit Leader (SPUL)Qualified As:ORDM + RCDMRequired Training:ICS-200ICS-300IS-800Fitness: N Service Branch Director (SVBD)Qualified As:LSC2Required Training:NoneFitness: N Support Branch Director (SUBD)Qualified As:LSC2Required Training:NoneFitness: N Facilities Unit Leader (FACL)Qualified As:BCMGRequired Training:ICS-300IS-800Fitness: N Ground Support Unit Leader (GSUL)Qualified As:EQPMRequired Training:ICS-300IS-800Fitness: N Medical Unit Leader (MEDL)Qualified As:CurrentEMT certificationRequired Training:ICS-100ICS-200ICS-300IS-700IS-800S-359Fitness: N Logistics Section Chief Type 3 (LSC3)Qualified As:None or SPUL orFACL orGSUL or ICT3Required Training:ICS-400 IS-700Fitness: N Food Unit Leader (FDUL)Qualified As:NoneRequired Training:ICS-100ICS-200ICS-300IS-700IS-800S-357Fitness: N Communications Unit Leader (COML)Qualified As:COMT + INCMRequired Training:ICS-300IS-800Fitness: N Equipment Manager (EQPM)Qualified As:NoneRequired Training:ICS-100ICS-200IS-700Fitness: N Security Manager (SECM)Qualified As:NoneRequired Training:ICS-100ICS-200IS-700Fitness: N Incident Communications Center Manager (INCM)Qualified As:RADORequired Training:ICS-200Fitness: N Radio Operator (RADO) Qualified As:NoneRequired Training:ICS-100IS-700 RT-130Fitness: N Ordering Manager (ORDM)Qualified As:NoneRequired Training:ICS-100ICS-200IS-700Fitness: N Receiving/Distribution Manager (RCDM)Qualified As:NoneRequired Training:ICS-100IS-700Fitness: N Incident Communications Technician (COMT)Qualified As:NoneRequired Training:ICS-100IS-700RT-130Fitness: L Logistics Section Chief Type 2 (LSC2)Qualified As:FACL orGSUL orSPUL orLSC3 or*OSC2 or*PSC2 or*SOF2 Required Training:ICS-400S-420 or L-481Fitness: N Base/Camp Manager (BCMG)Qualified As:NoneRequired Training:ICS-100ICS-200IS-700Fitness: L

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MEDL Qualification Requirements,
2019

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)‚Äč

Physical Fitness Level: None Required

Position does not require a physical fitness level.

These Positions Maintain Currency For MEDL

  • None

MEDL Maintains Currency For These Positions

  • Service Branch Director (SVBD)

Other Training Which Supports Development Of Knowledge And Skills

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2019-10-11

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