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, UASM, UASP.

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Position Title Position Code Functional Area Steward Key Stakeholders IPD Status
Advanced Faller FAL1 Operations HTSC Incident Operations Subcommittee ---
Basic Faller FAL3 Operations HTSC Incident Operations Subcommittee ---
Crew Boss, Single Resource CRWB Operations IOSC Approved
Crew Representative CREP Operations IOSC ---
Division/Group Supervisor* DIVS Operations IOSC Approved
Engine Boss, Single Resource ENGB Operations IOSC Approved
Felling Boss, Single Resource FELB Operations HTSC Incident Operations Subcommittee Approved
Firefighter Type 1 (Squad Boss)* FFT1 Operations IOSC Approved
Firefighter Type 2 (Crewmember)* FFT2 Operations IOSC Approved
Firing Boss, Single Resource FIRB Operations FMC Incident Operations Subcommittee Under Review
Heavy Equipment Boss, Single Resource HEQB Operations IOSC Approved
Intermediate Faller FAL2 Operations HTSC Incident Operations Subcommittee ---
Operations Branch Director OPBD Operations IOSC ---
Operations Section Chief Type 1* OSC1 Operations IOSC ---
Operations Section Chief Type 2* OSC2 Operations IOSC ---
Operations Section Chief Type 3* OPS3 Operations IOSC ---
Staging Area Manager STAM Operations IOSC ---
Strike Team Leader Crew STCR Operations IOSC Approved
Strike Team Leader Engine STEN Operations IOSC Approved
Strike Team Leader Heavy Equipment STEQ Operations IOSC Approved
Structure Protection Specialist STPS Operations IOSC Wildland Urban Interface Mitigation Committee ---
Task Force Leader TFLD Operations IOSC Approved

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