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, those for which NWCG establishes qualifications standards. Agency-specific positions such as those located in the Federal Wildland Fire Qualifications Supplement are not included in this catalog.

Positions denoted with an asterisk (*) use the established FEMA National Qualifications System all-hazard position as the baseline for the NWCG wildland fire position.

The following Incident Position Descriptions (IPDs) are currently available for review: ABRO, ATIM, ATBM, COMP, COST, DECK, EQTR, FIRB, FSC1, FSC2, FSC3, FWBM, FWPT, HEBM, HLCO, HECM, HMGB, ICPI, INBA, MXMS, PROC, PTRC, RAMP, RTCM, RXB1, RXB2, SEMG, TIME, UASD, UASM, UASP.

Select Which Positions to Print
Position Title Position Code Functional Area Primary Committee Maintained By IPD Status
Advanced Faller FAL1 Operations OTC Hazard Tree Subcommittee ---
Basic Faller FAL3 Operations OTC Hazard Tree Subcommittee ---
Crew Boss, Single Resource CRWB Operations OTC Incident Operations Subcommittee Approved
Crew Representative CREP Operations OTC Incident Operations Subcommittee ---
Division/Group Supervisor* DIVS Operations OTC Incident Operations Subcommittee Approved
Engine Boss, Single Resource ENGB Operations OTC Incident Operations Subcommittee Approved
Felling Boss, Single Resource FELB Operations OTC Hazard Tree Subcommittee Approved
Firefighter Type 1 (Squad Boss)* FFT1 Operations OTC Incident Operations Subcommittee Approved
Firefighter Type 2 (Crewmember)* FFT2 Operations OTC Incident Operations Subcommittee Approved
Firing Boss, Single Resource FIRB Operations FMC Fuels Management Committee Under Review
Heavy Equipment Boss, Single Resource HEQB Operations OTC Incident Operations Subcommittee Approved
Intermediate Faller FAL2 Operations RMC Hazard Tree Subcommittee ---
Operations Branch Director OPBD Operations OTC Incident Operations Subcommittee ---
Operations Section Chief Type 1* OSC1 Operations OTC Incident Operations Subcommittee ---
Operations Section Chief Type 2* OSC2 Operations OTC Incident Operations Subcommittee ---
Operations Section Chief Type 3* OPS3 Operations OTC Incident Operations Subcommittee ---
Staging Area Manager STAM Operations OTC Incident Operations Subcommittee ---
Strike Team Leader Crew STCR Operations OTC Incident Operations Subcommittee Approved
Strike Team Leader Engine STEN Operations OTC Incident Operations Subcommittee Approved
Strike Team Leader Heavy Equipment STEQ Operations OTC Incident Operations Subcommittee Approved
Structure Protection Specialist STPS Operations OTC Incident Operations Subcommittee ---
Task Force Leader TFLD Operations OTC Incident Operations Subcommittee Approved

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