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. Positions are managed by the NWCG committees - https://www.nwcg.gov/positions/committee-assignments

The Position Catalog contains information on NWCG positions only- those for which NWCG establishes qualification standards. Agency-specific positions such as those located in the Federal Wildland Fire Qualifications Supplement are not included in this catalog.

The following Incident Position Descriptions (IPDs) are currently available for review: ABRO, ATIM, ATBM, DECK, EQTR, FIRB, FWBM, FWPT, HEBM, HLCO, HECM, HMGB, MXMS, PROC, PTRC, RAMP, RTCM, SEMG, TIME

The * after position titles denotes that the established FEMA National Qualifications System all-hazards position serves as the baseline for this NWCG wildland fire position.
Position Title Position Code Functional Area Primary Committee IPD Status
Advanced Faller FAL1 Operations OTC ---
Basic Faller FAL3 Operations OTC ---
Crew Boss, Single Resource CRWB Operations OTC Approved
Crew Representative CREP Operations OTC ---
Division/Group Supervisor DIVS Operations OTC Approved
Engine Boss, Single Resource ENGB Operations OTC Approved
Felling Boss, Single Resource FELB Operations OTC Approved
Firefighter Type 1 (Squad Boss) FFT1 Operations OTC Approved
Firefighter Type 2 (Crewmember) FFT2 Operations OTC Approved
Firing Boss, Single Resource FIRB Operations FMC Under Review
Heavy Equipment Boss, Single Resource HEQB Operations OTC Approved
Intermediate Faller FAL2 Operations OTC ---
Operations Branch Director OPBD Operations OTC ---
Operations Section Chief Type 1* OSC1 Operations OTC ---
Operations Section Chief Type 2* OSC2 Operations OTC ---
Operations Section Chief Type 3* OPS3 Operations OTC ---
Staging Area Manager STAM Operations OTC ---
Strike Team Leader Crew STCR Operations OTC Approved
Strike Team Leader Engine STEN Operations OTC Approved
Strike Team Leader Heavy Equipment STEQ Operations OTC Approved
Structure Protection Specialist STPS Operations OTC ---
Task Force Leader TFLD Operations OTC Approved

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