Position History

The NWCG Standards for Wildland Fire Position Qualifications, PMS 310-1, establishes minimum NWCG position qualification standards for training, experience, physical fitness, and currency for national mobilization to wildland fire incidents. And position qualification standards are located in the NWCG Position Catalog. Each NWCG Position includes a record of all qualifications changes. An historical record of all changes is found here, organized by position. It includes positions which have been removed from the NWCG Position Catalog. A consolidated Position History by Year is also available.



Position Position Code History By Year Functional Area
Advanced Faller FAL1
Date: 
May 2019

Incident Position Description (IPD) approved.


Date: 
Oct 2016

(ICT5, FFT1, FAL1, FAL2, FAL3) Removed Look Up, Look Down, Look Around (S-133), based on acceptance of NWCG Curriculum Management Issue Paper #123. The S-133 curriculum has been incorporated into the new development of Firefighter Type 1 (S-131).


Date: 
Oct 2014

Position created.

Established the Basic Faller (FAL3), Intermediate Faller (FAL2), and Advanced Faller (FAL1) positions. Transition plan and position taskbooks are available at the NWCG web site.

Operations
Agency Representative AREP
Date: 
Oct 2016

Addition of Liaison Officer (E/L956) to Other Training Which Supports Development of Knowledge and Skills. Removed “*designates agency established position qualifications.”


Date: 
Oct 2015

Addition of Incident Commander Type 1 (ICT1) and Incident Commander Type 2 (ICT2) as Positions That Maintain Currency for AREP.


Date: 
Oct 1993

Position created.

Command
Air Operations Branch Director* AOBD
Date: 
Oct 2018

Changed Helibase Manager Type 1 (HEB1) to Helibase Manager (HEBM) under AOBD Maintains Currency for These Positions.


Date: 
Mar 1999

Position Created.

Air Operations
Air Support Group Supervisor* ASGS
Date: 
Oct 2018

Changed Helibase Manager Type 1 (HEB1) to Helibase Manager (HEBM) to Required Experience and ASGS Maintains Currency for These Positions.


Date: 
Oct 1984

Position created.

Air Operations
Air Tactical Group Supervisor* ATGS
Date: 
Oct 2018

Modified Agency Approved Crew Resource Management (CRM) Training to Required Training.


Date: 
Oct 2013

Addition of Agency Approved (CRM) Training and Triennial Air Tactical Group Supervisor refresher training (RT-378).


Date: 
Oct 1984

Position created.

Air Operations
Air Tanker/Fixed-Wing Coordinator ATCO
Date: 
Oct 2017

Position archived.


Date: 
Oct 1984

Position created.

Air Operations
Aircraft Base Radio Operator ABRO
Date: 
Oct 2018

Changed Helibase Manager Type 2 (HEB2) to Helibase Manager (HEBM) under These Positions Maintains Currency for ABRO.


Date: 
Oct 2017

Removed Takeoff and Landing Coordinator (TOLC) from These Positions Maintain Currency for ABRO and ABRO Maintains Currency for These Positions.


Date: 
Mar 1999

Position created.

Air Operations
Aircraft Dispatcher ACDP
Date: 
Mar 1999

Position created.

Dispatch
Aircraft Timekeeper ATIM
Date: 
Jul 2020

Incident Position Description (IPD) approved.


Date: 
Oct 2019

Added additional Required Experience option satisfactory performance as an Airtanker Base Manager (ATBM).


Date: 
Oct 2018

Position created.

Air Operations
Airtanker Base Manager ATBM
Date: 
Jul 2020

Incident Position Description (IPD) approved.


Date: 
Oct 2019

Added to Required Experience Section:  Note: Once qualified as an ATBM, the ATIM qualification may be granted by the certifying official. Certification must be documented on a “verification/certification” page of the ATIM PTB.


Date: 
Nov 2018

Position created.

Air Operations
Area Command Aviation Coordinator ACAC
Date: 
Oct 1999

Required training added: S-620 (32 hrs).


Date: 
Mar 1999

Position created.

Air Operations
Area Commander ACDR
Date: 
Oct 2015

Area Commander (ACDR). Addition of Logistics Section Chief Type 1 (LSC1) to ACDR Maintains Currency for these Positions.


Date: 
Oct 1999

Required training added: S-620 – Area Command (32 hrs).


Date: 
Oct 1984

Position created.

Command
Assistant Area Commander, Logistics ACLC
Date: 
Oct 2015

Removal of Assistant Area Commander, Planning (ACPC) from These Positions Maintain Currency for ACLC.


Date: 
Oct 1999

Added S-620 Area Command (32 hrs.)


Date: 
Mar 1999

Position created.

Logistics
Assistant Area Commander, Planning ACPC
Date: 
Oct 2015

Removal of Assistant Area Commander, Logistics (ACLC) from the ACPC Maintains Currency for These Positions.


Date: 
Oct 1999

Required training added: S-620, Area Command (32 hrs)


Date: 
Mar 1999

Position created.

Planning
Base/Camp Manager BCMG
Date: 
Jul 2020

Draft Incident Position Description (IPD) created.


Date: 
Oct 1984

Position created.

Logistics
Basic Faller FAL3
Date: 
Oct 2016

Removed Look Up, Look Down, Look Around (S-133), based on acceptance of NWCG Curriculum Management Issue Paper #123. The S-133 curriculum has been incorporated into the new development of Firefighter Type 1 (S-131).


Date: 
Oct 2014

Position created.

Established the Basic Faller (FAL3), Intermediate Faller (FAL2), and Advanced Faller (FAL1) positions. Transition plan and position taskbooks are available at the NWCG web site.

Operations
Claims Specialist CLMS
Date: 
Oct 2019

Added to Required Experience Section: Note: Once qualified as a COMP, the CLMS qualification may be granted by the certifying official. Certification must be documented.


Date: 
Nov 2016

Claims Specialist (CLMS) Required experience modified as follows: Completion and Certification of Position Task Book (311-47) as a Compensation/Claims Unit Leader (COMP)*

Addition of the following language: *Certification as COMP will allow certification as INJR.


Date: 
Oct 1984

Position created.

Finance/ Administration
Commissary Manager CMSY
Date: 
Oct 1993

Position created.

Finance/ Administration
Communications Unit Leader* COML
Date: 
Oct 1993

Position created.

Logistics
Compensation-for-Injury Specialist INJR
Date: 
Oct 2019

Added to Required Experience Section:  Note: Once qualified as a COMP, the INJR qualification may be granted by the certifying official. Certification must be documented.


Date: 
Oct 2016

Required experience modified as follows:  Completion and Certification of Position Task Book (311-47) as a Compensation/Claims Unit Leader (COMP)*

Addition of the following language:  *Certification as COMP will allow certification as INJR.


Date: 
Oct 1984

Position created.

Finance/ Administration
Compensation/Claims Unit Leader* COMP
Date: 
Jan 2020

Incident Position Description (IPD) approved.


Date: 
Oct 2019

Added to Required Experience Section:  Note: Once qualified as a COMP, the CLMS and INJR qualifications may be granted by the certifying official. Certification must be documented.


Date: 
Nov 2016

Compensation/Claims Unit Leader (COMP) Addition of Introduction to ICS (ICS-100) and NIMS — An Introduction (IS-700) to Required Training. Required experience modified as follows:
Removal of Satisfactory performance as a Compensation-for Injury Specialist (INJR)
+
Removal of Satisfactory performance as a Claims Specialist (CLMS)
+
Completion and Certification of Position Task Book (311-47) as a Compensation/Claims Unit Leader (COMP)*

Addition of the following language: *Certification as COMP will allow certification as CLMS and INJR.


Date: 
Oct 1984

Position created.

Finance/ Administration
Cost Unit Leader* COST
Date: 
Jan 2020

Incident Position Description (IPD) approved.


Date: 
Oct 2019

Added to Required Experience Section:  Note: Once qualified as a COST, the FSC3 qualification may be granted by the certifying official. Certification must be documented on a “verification/certification” page of the FSC3 Position Task Book (311-50).


Date: 
Oct 1984

Position created.

Finance/ Administration
Crew Boss, Single Resource CRWB
Date: 
Oct 2019

Added Incident Commander Type 5 (ICT5) under CRWB Maintains Currency for These Positions.


Date: 
May 2019

Incident Position Description (IPD) approved.


Date: 
Oct 1999

Required Training added: S-230, Crew Boss (Single Resource) (24 hrs)


Date: 
Oct 1984

Position created.

Operations
Crew Representative CREP
Date: 
Aug 2020

Draft Incident Position Description (IPD) created.


Date: 
Oct 2016

Addition of Division/Group Supervisor (DIVS), Task Force Leader (TFLD) and Strike Team Leader (STCR) to These Positions Maintain Currency for CREP.


Date: 
Sep 2003

Number changed from S-205 to S-215.


Date: 
Oct 1999

Required training added: S-205 (28 hrs).


Date: 
Oct 1984

Position created.

Operations
Deck Coordinator DECK
Date: 
Oct 2018

Changed Helibase Manager Type 2 (HEB2) to Helibase Manager (HEBM) under These Positions Maintains Currency for DECK.


Date: 
Oct 2017

Removed Takeoff and Landing Coordinator (TOLC) from Required Experience, These Positions Maintain Currency for DECK and DECK Maintains Currency for These Positions.


Date: 
Oct 2008

The prerequisite Required Experience is Helicopter Crewmember (HECM) and Takeoff and Landing Coordinator (TOLC).


Date: 
Mar 1999

Position created.

Air Operations
Demobilization Unit Leader* DMOB
Date: 
Oct 1993

Position created.

Planning
Display Processor DPRO
Date: 
Oct 1993

Position created.

Planning
Division/Group Supervisor* DIVS
Date: 
Oct 2019

Added to Required Experience Section:  Note:  Once qualified as a DIVS, the OPS3 qualification may be granted by the certifying official. Certification must be documented.


Date: 
May 2019

Incident Position Description (IPD) approved.


Date: 
Oct 2016

Addition of Crew Representative (CREP) to DIVS Maintains Currency for These Positions.


Date: 
Oct 2006

Additional Required Experience option which includes satisfactory performance as an Incident Commander Type 4 (ICT4)
+
any two Strike Team Leader positions (one must be either Strike Team Leader Engine [STEN] or Strike Team Leader Crew [STCR]).


Date: 
Oct 1999

Required training added: S-339, Division/Group Supervisor (20 hrs)


Date: 
Oct 1984

Position created.

Operations
Documentation Unit Leader* DOCL
Date: 
Oct 1993

Position created.

Planning
Dozer Boss DOZB
Date: 
Jun 2011

Position archived. Replaced with HEQB.


Date: 
Oct 1984

Position created.

Operations
Dozer Operator DZOP
Date: 
Oct 1993

Position archived. 


Date: 
Oct 1984

Position created. Active as an agency specific position .

Operations
Engine Boss, Single Resource ENGB
Date: 
May 2019

Incident Position Description (IPD) approved.


Date: 
Oct 2008

A Skills Crosswalk comparing National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) standards for structural firefighters with National Wildfire Coordinating Group (NWCG) wildland firefighter skills has been developed for the FFT2, FFT1, ENGB, and STEN positions.


Date: 
Oct 1999

Required training added: S-230, Crew Boss (Single Resource)(24 hrs), S-231, Engine Boss (Single Resource)(8 hrs), S-205, Fire Operations in the Urban Interface (28 hrs)


Date: 
Oct 1984

Position created.

Operations
Equipment Manager EQPM
Date: 
Oct 1984

Position created.

Logistics
Equipment Time Recorder EQTR
Date: 
Jan 2020

Incident Position Description (IPD) approved.


Date: 
Oct 1993

Position created.

Finance/ Administration
Expanded Dispatch Coordinator CORD
Date: 
Mar 1999

Position created.

Dispatch
Expanded Dispatch Recorder EDRC
Date: 
Mar 1999

Position created.

Dispatch
Expanded Dispatch Supervisory Dispatcher EDSP
Date: 
Oct 1999

Deleted S-190 Introduction to Wildland Fire Behavior (6 hrs.)


Date: 
Mar 1999

Position created.

Dispatch
Expanded Dispatch Support Dispatcher EDSD
Date: 
Mar 1999

Position created.

Dispatch
Facilities Unit Leader* FACL
Date: 
Sep 2020

Draft Incident Position Description (IPD) created.


Date: 
Oct 2019

Added to Required Experience Section:  Note: Once qualified as a FACL, the LSC3 qualification may be granted by the certifying official. Certification must be documented on a “verification/certification” page of the LSC3 Position Task Book (311-35).


Date: 
Oct 1984

Position created.

Logistics
Felling Boss, Single Resource FELB
Date: 
May 2019

Incident Position Description (IPD) approved.


Date: 
Oct 1999

Added S-230 (24 hrs.) and S-212 (28 hrs.) to Single Resource Boss Felling (FELB) required training.


Date: 
Oct 1993

Position created.

Operations
Field Observer FOBS
Date: 
Jun 2009

FEMO and FOBS Position Task Books were combined into one Position Task Book (311-30)  but the positions have not been combined. Specific direction is in the transition plan which can be found on the NWCG Publication Management System (Qualifications) web site: /publications/310-1/pms-310-1-historical-documents.


Date: 
Oct 1984

Position created.

Planning
Finance/Administration Section Chief Type 1* FSC1
Date: 
Jan 2020

Incident Position Description (IPD) approved.


Date: 
Oct 2015

Removal of Finance Section Chief Type 3 (FSC3) from These Positions Maintain Currency for FSC1 and from FSC1 Maintains Currency for These Positions.


Date: 
Oct 1993

Position created.  

Finance Section Chief (Multi-Branch), Finance Section Chief  (Multi-Division) and IFinance Section Chief  (Multi-Leader) in 1984 PMS 310-1.

Finance/ Administration
Finance/Administration Section Chief Type 2* FSC2
Date: 
Jan 2020

Incident Position Description (IPD) approved.


Date: 
Oct 2015

Prerequisite experience modified as follows:

Satisfactory performance as a Time Unit Leader (TIME).
     +
Completion and Certification of Position Task Book (311-46) as a Finance/Administration Section Chief Type 2 (FSC2).
     OR
Satisfactory performance as a Cost Unit Leader (COST).
     +
Completion and Certification of Position Task Book (311-46) as a Finance/Administration Section Chief Type 2 (FSC2).
     OR
Satisfactory performance as a Procurement Unit Leader (PROC).
     +
Completion and Certification of Position Task Book (311-46) as a Finance/Administration Section Chief Type 2 (FSC2).
     OR
Satisfactory performance as a Finance/Administration Section Chief Type 3 (FSC3).
     +
Completion and Certification of Position Task Book (311-46) as a Finance/Administration Section Chief Type 2 (FSC2).


Date: 
Oct 1999

Added S-420 Command & General Staff (32 hrs.)


Date: 
Oct 1993

Position created. 

Finance Section Chief (Multi-Branch), Finance Section Chief  (Multi-Division) and IFinance Section Chief  (Multi-Leader) in 1984 PMS 310-1.

Finance/ Administration
Finance/Administration Section Chief Type 3* FSC3
Date: 
Jan 2020

Incident Position Description (IPD) approved.


Date: 
Oct 2019

Added to Required Experience Section:  Note: Once qualified as TIME, COST, or ICT3, the FSC3 qualification may be granted by the certifying official. Certification must be documented on a “verification/certification” page of the FSC3 Position Task Book (311-50).


Date: 
Oct 2018

Added Type 3 All-Hazard Incident Management Team (O-305) to Other Training Which Supports Development of Knowledge and Skills.


Date: 
Oct 2016

Addition of Introduction to ICS (ICS-100) and NIMS: An Introduction (IS-700) to Required Training.


Date: 
Oct 2015

Removal of Finance Section Chief Type 1 (FSC1) from These Positions Maintain Currency for FSC3 and from FSC3 Maintains Currency for These Positions.
Addition of the following language: FEMA PTBs are available on the NWCG website.


Date: 
Oct 2014

Position created.

Type 3 Position standards are being introduced to provide an agreed to minimum standard for National Mobilization and to help develop local capability.  Currently the PSC3, LSC3, and FSC3 positions are utilized by FEMA and the Department of the Interior All Hazard qualification program.

NWCG recognizes the ability of cooperating agencies at the local level to jointly define and accept each other’s qualifications for initial attack, extended attack, large fire operations, and prescribed fire.

Position qualification pathways for the LSC3, PSC3, and FSC3 positions include both equivalency and position task book alternatives for position qualification.   FEMA position task books will be utilized for these positions and are available at training.fema.gov/position%20specific%20taskbooks/taskbook_list.asp.

Finance/ Administration
Fire Behavior Analyst FBAN
Date: 
Oct 2019

Added to Required Experience Section:  Note: If an LTAN meets the prerequisite experience and qualifications of an FBAN, the certifying official may grant the FBAN qualification. Certification must be documented on a “verification/certification” page.


Date: 
Mar 1999

Position created.

Planning
Fire Effects Monitor FEMO
Date: 
Jun 2020

Incident Position Description (IPD) approved.


Date: 
Jun 2009

FEMO and FOBS Position Task Books were combined into one Position Task Book (311-30)  but the positions have not been combined. Specific direction is in the transition plan which can be found on the NWCG Publication Management System (Qualifications) web site: /publications/310-1/pms-310-1-historical-documents.


Date: 
Mar 1999

Position created.

Planning
Fire Prevention Education Team Leader PETL
Date: 
Jan 2006

Position created.

Prevention and Investigation
Fire Prevention Education Team Member PETM
Date: 
Jan 2006

Position created.

Prevention and Investigation
Fire Use Manager FUMA
Date: 
Jan 2006

Position archived. Replaced with FUM1 and FUM2.


Date: 
Mar 1999

Position created.

Fire-Environment
Fire Use Manager Type 1 FUM1
Date: 
Jun 2009

Position archived. Replaced with SOPL.


Date: 
Jan 2006

Position created.

Fire-Environment
Fire Use Manager Type 2 FUM2
Date: 
Jun 2009

Position archived. Replaced with SOPL.


Date: 
Jan 2006

Position created.

Fire-Environment
Firefighter Type 1 (Squad Boss)* FFT1
Date: 
Oct 2019

S-131 (8 hrs.) course added to Advanced Firefighter / Squad Boss.


Date: 
May 2019

Incident Position Description (IPD) approved.


Date: 
Oct 2016

Removed Look Up, Look Down, Look Around (S-133), based on acceptance of NWCG Curriculum Management Issue Paper #123. The S-133 curriculum has been incorporated into the new development of Firefighter Type 1 (S-131).


Date: 
Oct 2012

Added S-219, Firing Operations “Other Training Which Supports Development of Knowledge & Skills.”


Date: 
Apr 2006

The Firefighter Type 1 (FFT1) and Incident Commander Type 5 (ICT5) Position Task Books have been combined. However, the positions have not been combined. The FFT1 tasks are completed only once; additional tasks must be completed to meet the ICT5 level. The FFT1 and ICT5 tasks can be completed simultaneously. The Required Experience is satisfactory performance as a Firefighter Type 2 (FFT2).


Date: 
Oct 1993

Position created.  Squad Boss in 1984 PMS 310-1.

Operations
Firefighter Type 2 (Crewmember)* FFT2
Date: 
May 2019

Incident Position Description (IPD) approved.


Date: 
May 2008

The Firefighter Type 2 (FFT2) PTB has been eliminated and will be replaced with a Job Aid.


Date: 
Oct 1993

Position created.  Firefighter in 1984 PMS 310-1.

Operations
Firing Boss, Single Resource FIRB
Date: 
Jun 2020

Incident Position Description (IPD) approved.


Date: 
Oct 2015

Addition of Field Observer (FOBS) to FIRB Maintains Currency for These Positions.


Date: 
Apr 2006

The Ignition Specialist positions (RXI1& RXI2) have been replaced with the Firing Boss (FIRB) position.


Date: 
Oct 1999

Added S-230 (24 hrs.) and S-234 (24 hrs.) to Single Resource Boss Firing required training.


Date: 
Oct 1984

Position created. Single Resource Boss in 1984 PMS 310-1.

Operations
Fixed Wing Base Manager FWBM
Date: 
Jul 2020

Incident Position Description (IPD) approved.


Date: 
Nov 2018

Position created.

Air Operations
Fixed Wing Parking Tender FWPT
Date: 
Apr 2020

Incident Position Description (IPD) approved.


Date: 
Oct 2018

Position created.

Air Operations
Food Unit Leader* FDUL
Date: 
Sep 2020

Draft Incident Position Description (IPD) created.


Date: 
Oct 1999

Added S-357 Food Unit Leader (32 hrs.)


Date: 
Oct 1984

Position created.

Logistics
Geographic Information System Specialist* GISS
Date: 
Apr 2020

Incident Position Description (IPD) approved.


Date: 
Jan 2006

Position Created.

Planning
Ground Support Unit Leader* GSUL
Date: 
Oct 2019

Added to Required Experience Section:  Note: Once qualified as a GSUL, the LSC3 qualification may be granted by the certifying official. Certification must be documented on a “verification/certification” page of the LSC3 Position Task Book (311-35).


Date: 
Oct 1984

Position created.

Logistics
Heavy Equipment Boss, Single Resource HEQB
Date: 
May 2019

Incident Position Description (IPD) approved.


Date: 
Jun 2011

Position created.

Combined DOZB and TRPB positions into a Heavy Equipment Boss (HEQB) position.

Operations
Helibase Manager HEBM
Date: 
Nov 2019

Position created.

Helibase Type 1 (HEB1) and Helibase Type 2 (HEB2) combined to Helibase Manager (HEBM).

 


Date: 
Oct 1993

Helibase Type 1 (HEB1) and Helibase Type 2 (HEB2) replaced Helibase Manager. 


Date: 
Oct 1984

Position created. 

Air Operations
Helibase Manager Type 1 HEB1
Date: 
Nov 2018

Position archived.

Helibase Type 1 (HEB1) and Helibase Type 2 (HEB2) combined to Helibase Manager (HEBM).


Date: 
Oct 1993

Position created from Helibase Manager position.  Helibase Manager Type 1 (Six or More Helicopters).

Air Operations
Helibase Manager Type 2 HEB2
Date: 
Nov 2018

Position archived.

Helibase Type 1 (HEB1) and Helibase Type 2 (HEB2) combined to Helibase Manager (HEBM).


Date: 
Oct 1993

Position created from Helibase Manager position.  Helibase Manager Type 2 (One to Five Helicopters).

Air Operations
Helicopter Boss HELB
Date: 
May 2008

Position archived. Replaced with HMGB.


Date: 
Oct 1984

Position created.

Air Operations
Helicopter Coordinator HLCO
Date: 
Oct 1984

Position created.

Air Operations
Helicopter Crewmember HECM
Date: 
Oct 2018

Changed Helibase Manager Type 1 and Helibase Manager Type 2 to Helibase Manager (HEBM).


Date: 
Jun 2011

Added Aviation Transportation of Hazardous Material (A-110) to Required Training as a triennial requirement.


Date: 
Jun 2009

HECM Position Task Book (311-22)  was modified to include additional behaviors, tasks and task codes for helispot operations.


Date: 
Oct 1993

Position created.

Air Operations
Helicopter Manager HELM
Date: 
May 2008

Position archived. Replaced with HMGB.


Date: 
Jan 2006

Position created.


Date: 
Oct 1999

Removed course S-290 Intermediate Wildland fire Behavior (32 hrs.)

Air Operations
Helicopter Manager (Old) HEMG
Date: 
Oct 2002

Position archived. 


Date: 
Oct 1993

Position created.

Air Operations
Helicopter Manager, Call-When-Needed HCWN
Date: 
Jan 2006

Position archived. Replaced with HELM.

Air Operations
Helicopter Manager, Single Resource HMGB
Date: 
Oct 2019

Removed Single Engine Airtanker Manager (SEMG) from HMGB Maintains Currency for These Positions.


Date: 
Oct 2018

Changed Helibase Manager Type 1 and Helibase Manager Type 2 to Helibase Manager (HEBM).


Date: 
Oct 2012

Added A-110, Aviation Transportation of Hazardous Materials training as a triennial requirement. Completion of A-110 is required prior to Position Task Book initiation. A-110 training is available at https://www.iat.gov/training/searchcourse_overview.asp?cid=1005.


Date: 
May 2008

Position created.

The Helicopter Boss, Single Resource (HELB) and Helicopter Manager (HELM) positions have been combined and replaced by the position of Helicopter Manager, Single resource (HMGB). This position is included in the Single Resource Boss Position Task Book (311-13).

Air Operations
Helispot Manager HESM
Date: 
Oct 1993

Position archived.

In 1984 PMS 310-1, not in 1993 PMS 310-1 
Inactivated as agency specific: FS 11/2007, other fed agencies 01/2019.


Date: 
Oct 1984

Position created.

Air Operations
Holding Specialist HLDS
Date: 
May 1995

Position archived. 

Air Operations
Human Resource Specialist HRSP
Date: 
Jan 2006

Position created.

Planning
Ignition Specialist Type 1 RXI1
Date: 
Apr 2006

Position archived. Replaced with FIRB.


Date: 
Feb 1995

Position created. Pt 2.

Prescribed Fire
Ignition Specialist Type 2 RXI2
Date: 
Apr 2006

Position archived. Replaced with FIRB.


Date: 
Feb 1995

Position created. Pt 2.

Prescribed Fire
Incident Business Advisor INBA
Date: 
Jan 2020

Incident Position Description (IPD) approved.


Date: 
Oct 2014

Position created.

The IBA1 and IBA2 positions have been combined to form the Incident Business Advisor (INBA) position.  The associated transition plan and position taskbook are available on the NWCG web site.

Finance/ Administration
Incident Business Advisor Type 1 IBA1
Date: 
Oct 2014

Position archived. Replaced with INBA.


Date: 
Jan 2006

Position created.

Finance/ Administration
Incident Business Advisor Type 2 IBA2
Date: 
Oct 2014

Position archived. Replaced with INBA.


Date: 
Jan 2006

Position created.

Finance/ Administration
Incident Commander Type 1* ICT1
Date: 
Oct 2018

Add Liaison Officer (LOFR) to ICT1 Maintains Currency For These Positions.


Date: 
Oct 2015

Removal of Incident Commander Type 3 (ICT3) from ICT1 Maintains Currency for These Positions.

Addition of Agency Representative (AREP) for ICT1 Maintains Currency for These Positions.


Date: 
Oct 1984

Position created.

Incident Commander (Multi-Branch), Incident Commander (Multi-Division) and Incident Commander (Multi-Leader) in 1984 PMS 310-1.

Command
Incident Commander Type 2* ICT2
Date: 
Oct 2018

Add Liaison Officer (LOFR) to ICT2 Maintains Currency For These Positions.


Date: 
Oct 2017

Added the following Required Experience:
Satisfactory performance as an Incident Commander Type 3 (ICT3).
+
Satisfactory performance as a Safety Officer Type 2 (SOF2).
+
Completion and Certification of Position Task Book (311-01) as an Incident Commander Type 2 (ICT2) on a wildfire incident.

Added Safety Officer Type 1 (SOF1) and Type 2 (SOF2) to These Positions Maintain Currency for ICT2 and ICT2 Maintains Currency For These Positions.


Date: 
Oct 2015

Addition of Agency Representative (AREP) to ICT2 Maintains Currency for These Positions.


Date: 
Oct 1999

Added S-420 (32 hrs).


Date: 
Oct 1984

Position created. 

Incident Commander (Multi-Branch), Incident Commander (Multi-Division) and Incident Commander (Multi-Leader) in 1984 PMS 310-1.

Command
Incident Commander Type 3* ICT3
Date: 
Oct 2019

Added to Required Experience Section:  Note: Once qualified as a ICT3, the OPS3PSC3LSC3 and FSC3 qualifications may be granted by the certifying official. Certification must be documented on a “verification/certification” page of the applicable Position Task Book.


Date: 
Oct 2018

Added Type 3 All-Hazard Incident Management Team (O-305) to Other Training Which Supports Development of Knowledge and Skills.


Date: 
Oct 2016

Removal of Incident Commander Type 1 (ICT1) from These Positions Maintain Currency for ICT3.


Date: 
Oct 2015

Addition of Advanced ICS (ICS-400) required training to align position with FEMA Type 3 standards.

Transition Plan:

  • All qualified individuals will remain qualified. Individuals will be granted ICS-400 in responder’s records.
  • All ICT3 trainees will be required to complete ICS-400 prior to position qualification.

Date: 
Oct 1984

Position created. 

Incident Commander (Multi-Branch), Incident Commander (Multi-Division) and Incident Commander (Multi-Leader) in 1984 PMS 310-1.

Command
Incident Commander Type 4* ICT4
Date: 
Sep 2015

Addition of “except HMGB” to ICT4 Maintains Currency for These Positions.


Date: 
May 2008

Any Single Resource Position (CRWB, DOZB, ENGB, FELB, FIRB, TRPB, HMGB) meets the prerequisite experience for Incident Commander Type 4 (ICT4).


Date: 
Oct 1993

Position created.

Command
Incident Commander Type 5 ICT5
Date: 
Oct 2019

Added Crew Boss, Single Resource (CRWB) under These Positions Maintain Currency for ICT5.


Date: 
Oct 2016

Removed Look Up, Look Down, Look Around (S-133), based on acceptance of NWCG Curriculum Management Issue Paper #123. The S-133 curriculum has been incorporated into the new development of Firefighter Type 1 (S-131).


Date: 
Apr 2006

The Firefighter Type 1 (FFT1) and Incident Commander Type 5 (ICT5) Position Task Books have been combined. However, the positions have not been combined. The FFT1 tasks are completed only once; additional tasks must be completed to meet the ICT5 level. The FFT1 and ICT5 tasks can be completed simultaneously. The Required Experience is satisfactory performance as a Firefighter Type 2 (FFT2).


Date: 
Oct 1999

Added PMS 427 (4 hrs.)


Date: 
Mar 1999

Position created.

Command
Incident Communications Center Manager INCM
Date: 
Oct 1993

Position created.

Logistics
Incident Communications Technician* COMT
Date: 
Mar 1999

Position created.

Logistics
Incident Contract Project Inspector ICPI
Date: 
Jan 2020

Incident Position Description (IPD) approved.


Date: 
Oct 2016

Addition of Incident Contract Project Inspector (S-262) to Other Training Which Supports Development of Knowldege and Skills.


Date: 
Oct 2012

Position created.

Established the Incident Contract Project Inspector (ICPI). ICPI Implementation Transmittal can be found at https://www.nwcg.gov/publications/310-1/pms-310-1-historical-documents.

Finance/ Administration
Incident Dispatcher INDI
Date: 
Mar 1999

Position archived. Replaced with RADO.


Date: 
Oct 1984

Position created.

Logistics
Incident Training Specialist TNSP
Date: 
Oct 2011

Changed the name of TNSP to Incident Training Specialist to distinguish between the career Training Specialist and the Incident Training Specialist for which the course was designed.

Updated Training Specialist language:

Provide NWCG Training with feedback regarding training and qualifications issues related to Trainees, such as lack of basic knowledge of the job/position as a result of the NWCG training course they recently participated in as a prerequisite for their trainee position. 


Date: 
Oct 1993

Position created.

Planning
Information Officer Type 1 IOF1
Date: 
Jan 2006

Position archived. Replaced with PIO1.


Date: 
Oct 1993

Position created. Information Officer in 1984 PMS 310-1.

Command
Information Officer Type 2 IOF2
Date: 
Jan 2006

Position archived. Replaced with PIO2. 


Date: 
Oct 1993

Position created. Information Officer in 1984 PMS 310-1.

Command
Information Officer Type 3 IOF3
Date: 
Jan 2006

Position archived. Replaced with PIOF. 


Date: 
Oct 1993

Position created.

Command
Infrared Interpreter IRIN
Date: 
Oct 2012

Included the Infrared Interpreter (IRIN) position. IRIN Transition Plan can be found at https://www.nwcg.gov/publications/310-1/pms-310-1-historical-documents.


Date: 
Oct 1993

Position created.

Planning
Initial Attack Dispatcher IADP
Date: 
Jan 2006

Position created.

Dispatch
Interagency Resource Representative IARR
Date: 
Oct 2016

 Removed “*designates agency established position qualifications.”


Date: 
Oct 1993

Position created.

Planning
Intermediate Faller FAL2
Date: 
Oct 2016

(ICT5, FFT1, FAL1, FAL2, FAL3) Removed Look Up, Look Down, Look Around (S-133), based on acceptance of NWCG Curriculum Management Issue Paper #123. The S-133 curriculum has been incorporated into the new development of Firefighter Type 1 (S-131).


Date: 
Oct 2014

Position created.

Established the Basic Faller (FAL3), Intermediate Faller (FAL2), and Advanced Faller (FAL1) positions. Transition plan and position taskbooks are available at the NWCG web site.

Operations
Liaison Officer* LOFR
Date: 
Oct 2018

Added Incident Commander Type 1 (ICT1) and Incident Commander Type 2 (ICT2) to These Positions Maintain Currency for LOFR.


Date: 
Oct 2017

Added Liaison Officer (E/L956) to Other Training Which Supports Development of Knowledge and Skills.


Date: 
Jun 2011

Updated Required Experience and removed from the list of Positions without NWCG Position Task Books.


Date: 
Jun 2010

Add Position Task Book requirement per NWCG Memorandum 10-022.


Date: 
Oct 1984

Position created.

Command
Logistics Section Chief Type 1* LSC1
Date: 
Oct 2018

Added “Individuals utilizing this pathway must complete the Logistics Section Chief Course (E/L967) prior to position qualification.”


Date: 
Oct 2017

Corrected asterisk note to read: Individuals must complete the Logistics Section Chief Course (E/L967) prior to position qualification.


Date: 
Oct 2016

Addition of Support Branch Director (SUBD) to LSC1 Maintains Currency For These Positions.


Date: 
Oct 2015

Prerequisite experience modified as follows:

Satisfactory performance as a Logistics Section Chief Type 2 (LSC2).
     +
Completion and Certification of Position Task Book (311-33) as a Logistics Section Chief Type 1 (LSC1).
     OR
Satisfactory performance as a Operations Section Chief Type 1 (OSC1).
     +
Completion and Certification of Position Task Book (311-33) as a Logistics Section Chief Type 1 (LSC1) on a wildfire incident*.
     OR
Satisfactory performance as a Planning Section Chief Type 1 (PSC1).
     +
Completion and Certification of Position Task Book (311-33) as a Logistics Section Chief Type 1 (LSC1) on a wildfire incident*.
     OR
Satisfactory performance as a Safety Officer Type 1 (SOF1).
     +
Completion and Certification of Position Task Book (311-33) as a Logistics Section Chief Type 1 (LSC1) on a wildfire incident*.

Removal of Logistics Section Chief Type 1 (LSC3) from the These Positions Maintain Currency for LSC1 positions.
Addition of Area Commander (ACDR) for These Positions Maintain Currency for LSC1.
Addition of Service Branch Director (SVBD) for LSC1 Maintains Currency for These Positions.


Date: 
Oct 1993

Position created. 

Logistics Section Chief (Multi-Branch), Logistics Section Chief (Multi-Division) and Logistics Section Chief (Multi-Leader) in 1984 PMS 310-1.

Logistics
Logistics Section Chief Type 2* LSC2
Date: 
Oct 2018

Added “Individuals utilizing this pathway must complete the Logistics Section Chief Course (E/L967) prior to position qualification.”


Date: 
Oct 2017

Corrected asterisk note to read: Individuals must complete the Logistics Section Chief Course (E/L967) prior to position qualification.


Date: 
Oct 2015

Prerequisite experience modified as follows:

Satisfactory performance as a Facilities Unit Leader (FACL).
     +
Completion and Certification of Position Task Book (311-33) as a Logistics Section Chief Type 2 (LSC2).
     OR
Satisfactory performance as a Ground Support Unit Leader (GSUL).
     +
Completion and Certification of Position Task Book (311-33) as a Logistics Section Chief Type 2 (LSC2).
     OR
Satisfactory performance as a Supply Unit Leader (SPUL).
     +
Completion and Certification of Position Task Book (311-33) as a Logistics Section Chief Type 2 (LSC2).
     OR
Satisfactory performance as a Logistics Section Chief Type 3 (LSC3).
     +
Completion and Certification of Position Task Book (311-33) as a Logistics Section Chief Type 2 (LSC2).
     OR
Satisfactory performance as an Operations Section Chief Type 2 (OSC2).
     +
Completion and Certification of Position Task Book (311-33) as a Logistics Section Chief Type 2 (LSC2) on a wildfire incident*.
     OR
Satisfactory performance as a Planning Section Chief Type 2 (PSC2).
     +
Completion and Certification of Position Task Book (311-33) as a Logistics Section Chief Type 2 (LSC2) on a wildfire incident*.
     OR
Satisfactory performance as a Safety Officer Type 1 (SOF2).
     +
Completion and Certification of Position Task Book (311-33) as a Logistics Section Chief Type 2 (LSC2) on a wildfire incident*.


Date: 
Oct 1999

Added S-420 Command & General Staff (32 hrs.)


Date: 
Oct 1993

Position created. 

Logistics Section Chief (Multi-Branch), Logistics Section Chief (Multi-Division) and Logistics Section Chief (Multi-Leader) in 1984 PMS 310-1.

Logistics
Logistics Section Chief Type 3* LSC3
Date: 
Oct 2019

Added to Required Experience Section: Note: Once qualified as SPUL, FACL, GSUL, or ICT3, the LSC3 qualification may be granted by the certifying official. Certification must be documented on a “verification/certification” page of the LSC3 Position Task Book (311-35).


Date: 
Oct 2018

Added Type 3 All-Hazard Incident Management Team (O-305) to Other Training Which Supports Development of Knowledge and Skills.


Date: 
Oct 2016

Addition of Introduction to ICS (ICS-100) and NIMS: An Introduction (IS-700) to Required Training.


Date: 
Oct 2015

Removal of Logistics Section Chief Type 1 (LSC1) from the LSC3 Maintains Currency for These Positions.
Addition of Service Branch Director (SVBD) and Support Branch Director (SUBD) to These Positions Maintains Currency for LSC3.
Addition of the following language: FEMA PTBs are available on the NWCG website.


Date: 
Oct 2014

Position created.

Type 3 Position standards are being introduced to provide an agreed to minimum standard for National Mobilization and to help develop local capability.  Currently the PSC3, LSC3, and FSC3 positions are utilized by FEMA and the Department of the Interior All Hazard qualification program.

NWCG recognizes the ability of cooperating agencies at the local level to jointly define and accept each other’s qualifications for initial attack, extended attack, large fire operations, and prescribed fire.

Position qualification pathways for the LSC3PSC3, and FSC3 positions include both equivalency and position task book alternatives for position qualification.   FEMA position task books will be utilized for these positions and are available at training.fema.gov/position%20specific%20taskbooks/taskbook_list.asp.

Logistics
Long Term Fire Analyst LTAN
Date: 
Sep 2020

Draft Incident Position Description (IPD) created.


Date: 
Jun 2011

Added Intermediate Fire Danger Rating System (S-491) as Required Training.


Date: 
Jun 2010

Add S-491, Intermediate National Fire Danger Rating System, as required training for the LTAN position.


Date: 
Jun 2009

LTAN training requirements were modified to include S-495, replacing S-492 and S-493.


Date: 
Jan 2000

Position created.

Planning
Medical Unit Leader* MEDL
Date: 
Oct 2011

Updated MEDL requirements to reflect the current EMT qualification position requirement.


Date: 
Oct 1984

Position created.

Logistics
Mixmaster MXMS
Date: 
Jul 2020

Incident Position Description (IPD) approved.


Date: 
Oct 2019

Modified Required Experience item completion and certification of Position Task Book (311-94)  as a Mixmaster​ (MXMS).


Date: 
Nov 2018

Position added back to PMS 310-1.


Date: 
Oct 1993

Position removed from PMS 310-1.


Date: 
Oct 1984

Position created.

Air Operations
Operations Branch Director OPBD
Date: 
Aug 2020

Draft Incident Position Description (IPD) created.


Date: 
Oct 2016

 Removed “*designates agency established position qualifications.”


Date: 
Oct 1984

Position created.

Operations
Operations Section Chief Type 1* OSC1
Date: 
Oct 2016

Addition of Operations Section Chief Type 3, Wildland Fire (OPS3) to OSC1 Maintains Currency for These Positions.


Date: 
Oct 2015

Removal of Operations Section Chief Type 3, Wildland Fire (OPS3) from These Positions Maintain Currency for OSC1 and from OSC1 Maintains Currency for These Positions.


Date: 
Oct 1999

Added S-430 (16 hrs.) and S-420 (32 hrs.)


Date: 
Oct 1993

Position created. 

Operations Section Chief (Multi-Branch), Operations Section Chief (Multi-Division) and Operations Section Chief (Multi-Leader) in 1984 PMS 310-1.

Operations
Operations Section Chief Type 2* OSC2
Date: 
Oct 1993

Position created. 

Operations Section Chief (Multi-Branch), Operations Section Chief (Multi-Division) and Operations Section Chief (Multi-Leader) in 1984 PMS 310-1.

Operations
Operations Section Chief Type 3* OPS3
Date: 
Jul 2020

Draft Incident Position Description (IPD) created.


Date: 
Oct 2019

Added to Required Experience Section:  Note: Once qualified as DIVS or ICT3, the OPS3 qualification may be granted by the certifying official. Certification must be documented.


Date: 
Oct 2018

Added Type 3 All-Hazard Incident Management Team (O-305) to Other Training Which Supports Development of Knowledge and Skills.


Date: 
Oct 2015

Removal of Operations Section Chief Type 1 (OSC1) from the OPS3 Maintains Currency for These Positions.

Removal of Safety Officer Type 1 (SOF1) from These Positions Maintain Currency for OPS3 and from OPS3 Maintains Currency for These Positions.


Date: 
Oct 2014

Position created.

Type 3 Position standards are being introduced to provide an agreed to minimum standard for National Mobilization and to help develop local capability.  Currently the PSC3, LSC3, and FSC3 positions are utilized by FEMA and the Department of the Interior All Hazard qualification program.

Operations
Ordering Manager ORDM
Date: 
Sep 2020

Draft Incident Position Description (IPD) created.


Date: 
Oct 2016

Removal of ICS for Single Resources and Initial Action Incidents  (ICS-200) from Other Training Which Supports Development of Knowledge and Skills.


Date: 
Oct 2015

Addition of ICS for Single Resources and Initial Action Incidents (ICS-200) as required training.
Transition Plan:

  • All qualified individuals will remain qualified. Individuals will be granted ICS-200 in responder’s records.
  • All trainee ORDM will be required to complete ICS-200 prior to position qualification.

Date: 
Oct 1984

Position created.

Logistics
Personnel Time Recorder PTRC
Date: 
Jan 2020

Incident Position Description (IPD) approved.


Date: 
Oct 1984

Position created.

Finance/ Administration
Planning Section Chief Type 1* PSC1
Date: 
Sep 2020

Draft Incident Position Description (IPD) created.


Date: 
Oct 2018

Added “Individuals utilizing this pathway must complete the Planning Section Chief Course (S- 440) prior to position qualification.”


Date: 
Oct 2015

Prerequisite Experience modified as follows:

Satisfactory performance as a Planning Section Chief Type 2 (PSC2).
     +
Completion and Certification of Position Task Book (PMS 311-23) as a Planning Section Chief Type 1 (PSC1) on a wildfire incident.
     OR
Satisfactory performance as an Operations Section Chief Type 1 (OSC1).
     +
Completion and Certification of Position Task Book (PMS 311-23) as a Planning Section Chief Type 1 (PSC1) on a wildfire incident.
     OR
Satisfactory performance as a Logistics Section Chief Type 1 (LSC1).
     +
Completion and Certification of Position Task Book (PMS 311-23) as a Planning Section Chief Type 1 (PSC1) on a wildfire incident.
     OR
Satisfactory performance as a Safety Officer Type 1 (SOF1).
     +
Completion and Certification of Position Task Book (PMS 311-23) as a Planning Section Chief Type 1 (PSC1) on a wildfire incident.

Removal of Planning Section Chief Type 3 (PSC3) from These Positions Maintain Currency for PSC1 positions and PSC1 Maintains Currency for These Positions.


Date: 
Oct 1993

Position created. 

Planning Section Chief (Multi-Branch), Planning Section Chief (Multi-Division) and Planning Section Chief (Multi-Leader) in 1984 PMS 310-1.

Planning
Planning Section Chief Type 2* PSC2
Date: 
Sep 2020

Draft Incident Position Description (IPD) created.


Date: 
Oct 2018

Added “Individuals utilizing this pathway must complete the Planning Section Chief Course (S- 440) prior to position qualification.”


Date: 
Oct 2015

Prerequisite experience modified as follows:

Satisfactory performance as a Situation Unit Leader (SITL).
     +
Completion and Certification of Position Task Book (PMS 311-23) as a Planning Section Chief Type 2 (PSC2) on a wildfire incident.
     OR
Satisfactory performance as a Resources Unit Leader (RESL).
     +
Completion and Certification of Position Task Book (PMS 311-23) as a Planning Section Chief Type 2 (PSC2) on a wildfire incident.
     OR
Satisfactory performance as a Planning Section Chief Type 3 (PSC3).
     +
Completion and Certification of Position Task Book (PMS 311-23) as a Planning Section Chief Type 2 (PSC2) on a wildfire incident.
     OR
Satisfactory performance as an Operations Section Chief Type 2 (OSC2).
     +
Completion and Certification of Position Task Book (PMS 311-23) as a Planning Section Chief Type 2 (PSC2) on a wildfire incident*.
     OR
Satisfactory performance as a Logistics Section Chief Type 2 (LSC2).
     +
Completion and Certification of Position Task Book (PMS 311-23) as a Planning Section Chief Type 2 (PSC2) on a wildfire incident*.
     OR
Satisfactory performance as a Safety Officer Type 2 (SOF2).
     +
Completion and Certification of Position Task Book (PMS 311-23) as a Planning Section Chief Type 2 (PSC2) on a wildfire incident*.


Date: 
Oct 1999

Added S-420 Command & General Staff (32 hrs.)


Date: 
Oct 1993

Position created. 

Planning Section Chief (Multi-Branch), Planning Section Chief (Multi-Division) and Planning Section Chief (Multi-Leader) in 1984 PMS 310-1.

Planning
Planning Section Chief Type 3* PSC3
Date: 
Sep 2020

Draft Incident Position Description (IPD) created.


Date: 
Oct 2019

Added to Required Experience Section:  Note: Once qualified as SITL, RESL, or ICT3, the PSC3 qualification may be granted by the certifying official. Certification must be documented on a “verification/certification” page of the PSC3 Position Task Book (PMS 311-55).


Date: 
Oct 2018

Added Type 3 All-Hazard Incident Management Team (O-305) to Other Training Which Supports Development of Knowledge and Skills.


Date: 
Oct 2016

Addition of Introduction to ICS (ICS-100) and NIMS: An Introduction (IS-700) to Required Training.


Date: 
Oct 2015

Changes to the footnote language:

The Planning Section Chief Type 3 (PSC3) position is also utilized in the DOI All Hazard Qualification System. The FEMA All Hazard Planning Section Chief PTB is appropriate for use with this position and is available on the NWCG website.


Date: 
Oct 2014

Position created.

Type 3 Position standards are being introduced to provide an agreed to minimum standard for National Mobilization and to help develop local capability.  Currently the PSC3, LSC3, and FSC3 positions are utilized by FEMA and the Department of the Interior All Hazard qualification program.

NWCG recognizes the ability of cooperating agencies at the local level to jointly define and accept each other’s qualifications for initial attack, extended attack, large fire operations, and prescribed fire.

Position qualification pathways for the LSC3PSC3, and FSC3 positions include both equivalency and position task book alternatives for position qualification.   FEMA position task books will be utilized for these positions and are available at training.fema.gov/position%20specific%20taskbooks/taskbook_list.asp.

Planning
Prescribed Fire Behavior Analyst RXFA
Date: 
Jan 2000

Position archived.


Date: 
Feb 1995

Position created. Pt 2.

Prescribed Fire
Prescribed Fire Behavior Monitor RXFM
Date: 
Jan 2000

Position archived. 


Date: 
Feb 1995

Position created. Pt 2.

Prescribed Fire
Prescribed Fire Behavior Specialist RXFS
Date: 
Jan 2000

Position archived. 


Date: 
Feb 1995

Position created. Pt 2.

Prescribed Fire
Prescribed Fire Burn Boss Type 1 RXB1
Date: 
Jul 2020

Incident Position Description (IPD) approved.


Date: 
Jun 2011

Updated RX-510 course name.


Date: 
Feb 1995

Position created. Part 2.

Prescribed Fire
Prescribed Fire Burn Boss Type 2 RXB2
Date: 
Jul 2020

Incident Position Description (IPD) approved.


Date: 
Oct 2017

Added Smoke Management Techniques (RX-410) to Required Training.


Date: 
Feb 1995

Position created. Part 2.

Prescribed Fire
Prescribed Fire Crew Member RXCM
Date: 
Feb 1995

Position archived. Active as an agency specific position.

Prescribed Fire
Prescribed Fire Manager RXMG
Date: 
Oct 2020

Position created. Replaces RXM1 and RXM2.

Prescribed Fire
Prescribed Fire Manager Type 1 RXM1
Date: 
Oct 2020

Position archived.  Replaced by RXMG.


Date: 
Feb 1995

Position created. Pt 2.

Prescribed Fire
Prescribed Fire Manager Type 2 RXM2
Date: 
Oct 2020

Position archived.  Replaced by RXMG.


Date: 
Feb 1995

Position created. Pt 2.

Prescribed Fire
Procurement Unit Leader* PROC
Date: 
Jan 2020

Incident Position Description (IPD) approved.


Date: 
Oct 1984

Position created.

Finance/ Administration
Public Information Officer PIOF
Date: 
Oct 2015

Addition of Intermediate ICS for Expanding Incidents (ICS-300) and Advanced ICS (ICS-400) as required training to align position with FEMA Type 3 standards.
Transition Plan:

  • All qualified individuals will remain qualified. Individuals will be granted ICS-300 and ICS-400 in responder’s records at the time of implementation.
  • All PIOF trainees will be required to complete ICS-300 and ICS-400 prior to position qualification.

Date: 
Jun 2011

Added Introduction to Incident Information (S-203), Introduction to ICS (ICS-100), Wildland Fire Service (L-180), Introduction to Wildland Fire Behavior (S-190), Firefighter Training (S-130), Human Factors in the and Annual Fireline Safety Refresher (RT-130) as Required Training.


Date: 
Apr 2006

Position created.

The title of Information Officer Type 3 (IOF3) has been changed to Public Information Officer (PIOF). This position is entry level, is not a prerequisite for higher qualifications, and is not tied to the complexity of an incident.

Command
Public Information Officer Type 1* PIO1
Date: 
Oct 2018

Added “Individuals utilizing this pathway must complete the Public Information Officer Course (E/L952) prior to position qualification.”


Date: 
Oct 2015

Addition of bridging experience pathways for qualified OSC1, LSC1, and PSC1 to move into the PIO1 position.


Date: 
Jun 2011

Added Annual Fireline Safety Refresher (RT-130) as Required Training.


Date: 
Jan 2006

Position created. Replaced IOF1.

Command
Public Information Officer Type 2* PIO2
Date: 
Oct 2018

Added “Individuals utilizing this pathway must complete the Public Information Officer Course (E/L952) prior to position qualification.”


Date: 
Oct 2015

Removal of Intermediate ICS for Expanding Incidents (ICS-300) and Advanced ICS (ICS-400) as required training.

Addition of bridging experience pathways for qualified OSC2, LSC2, and PSC2 to move into the PIO2 position.


Date: 
Oct 2011

Updated required experience for PIO2 from Successful to Satisfactory performance as a PIOF.

Updated PIO2 information on the position flow chart.


Date: 
Jun 2011

Added Annual Fireline Safety Refresher (RT-130) as Required Training.

Added PIOF as Required Experience.


Date: 
Jan 2006

Position created. Replaced IOF2.

Command
Radio Operator RADO
Date: 
Oct 2019

Added to Required Training Annual Fireline Safety Refresher (RT-130).


Date: 
Mar 1999

Position created.

Logistics
Ramp Manager RAMP
Date: 
Jul 2020

Incident Position Description (IPD) approved.


Date: 
Nov 2018

Position created.

Air Operations
Receiving/Distribution Manager RCDM
Date: 
Sep 2020

Draft Incident Position Description (IPD) created.


Date: 
Oct 2016

Removal of ICS for Single Resources and Initial Action Incidents (ICS-200) from Other Training Which Supports Development of Knowledge and Skills. 


Date: 
Oct 2015

Addition of ICS for Single Resources and Initial Action Incidents (ICS-200) as required training.
Transition Plan:

  • All qualified individuals will remain qualified. Individuals will be granted ICS-200 in responder’s records.
  • All trainee RCDM will be required to complete ICS-200 prior to position qualification.

Date: 
Oct 1984

Position created.

Logistics
Resources Unit Leader* RESL
Date: 
Oct 2019

Added to Required Experience Section:  Note: Once qualified as a RESL, the PSC3 qualification may be granted by the certifying official. Certification must be documented on a “verification/certification” page of the PSC3 Position Task Book (PMS 311-55).


Date: 
Oct 1993

Position created.

Planning
Retardant Crewmember RTCM
Date: 
Jul 2020

Incident Position Description (IPD) approved.


Date: 
Oct 2019

Modified Required Experience to completion and certification of Position Task Book (PMS 311-94) as a Retardant Crewmember (RTCM).


Date: 
Nov 2018

Position created.

Air Operations
Safety Officer Type 1* SOF1
Date: 
Oct 2017

Added Incident Commander Type 2 (ICT2) to These Positions Maintain Currency for SOF1 and SOF1 Maintains Currency for These Positions.


Date: 
Oct 2015

Removal of Operations Section Chief Type 3, Wildland Fire (OPS3) from These Positions Maintain Currency for SOF1 and from SOF1 Maintains Currency for These Positions.


Date: 
Oct 1993

Position created. Safety Officer in 1984 PMS 310-1.

Command
Safety Officer Type 2* SOF2
Date: 
Oct 2019

Added to Required Experience Section:  Note: Once qualified as a SOF2, the SOFR qualification may be granted by the certifying official. Certification must be documented on a “verification/certification” page of the SOFR Position Task Book (311-82).


Date: 
Oct 2017

Added Incident Commander Type 2 (ICT2) to These Positions Maintain Currency for SOF2 and SOF2 Maintains Currency for These Positions.


Date: 
Oct 2014

Position Taskbook language updated to reflect the following: Once qualified as a SOF2, the SOFR qualification may be granted by the certifying official. Certification must be documented on a “verification/certification” page of the SOFR Position Task Book (311-82).


Date: 
Oct 2013

Addition of Operations Section Chief Type 2 (OSC2) to the positions that maintain currency.


Date: 
Oct 1993

Position created. Safety Officer in 1984 PMS 310-1.

Command
Safety Officer, Line SOFR
Date: 
Aug 2020

Draft Incident Position Description (IPD) created.


Date: 
Sep 2015

Addition of Advanced ICS (ICS-400) required training to align position with FEMA Type 3 standards.
Transition Plan:

  • All qualified SOFR individuals will remain qualified. Individuals will be granted ICS-400 in responder’s records.
  • All SOFR trainees will be required to complete ICS-400 prior to position qualification.

Date: 
Oct 2014

Position Taskbook language updated to reflect the following: Once qualified as a SOF2, the SOFR qualification may be granted by the certifying official. Certification must be documented on a “verification/certification” page of the SOFR Position Task Book (311-82).


Date: 
Apr 2006

Position created.

The title of the Safety Officer Type 3 position has been changed to Safety Officer, Line (SOFR). This position is entry level, is not a prerequisite for higher qualifications, and is not tied to the complexity of an incident.

Command
Safety Officer, Type 3 SOF3
Date: 
Jan 2006

Position archived. Replaced with SOFR in PMS 310-1. Active as a DOI IPQG position.


Date: 
Mar 1999

Position created. 

Command
Security Manager SECM
Date: 
Oct 1984

Position created.

Logistics
Service Branch Director SVBD
Date: 
Oct 2016

 Removed “*designates agency established position qualifications.”


Date: 
Oct 1984

Position created.

Logistics
Single Engine Airtanker Manager SEMG
Date: 
Jul 2020

Incident Position Description (IPD) approved.


Date: 
Oct 2018

Added the following to Required Training:

a. FAA NOTAM System (A-103)
b. Automated Flight Following (A-115)
c. Basic Airspace (A-203)

Added Satisfactory performance as Ramp Manager (RAMP) to Required Experience.

Added Airtanker Base Manager (ATBM) and Fixed Wing Base Manager (FWBM) to These Positions Maintain Currency for SEMG.

Added Ramp Manager (RAMP), Fixed Wing Parking Tender (FWPT), and Aircraft Timekeeper (ATIM) to SEMG Maintains Currency for These Positions.


Date: 
Oct 2017

Removed Air Tanker Base Manager (ATBM) and Fixed Wing Base Manager (FWBM) from These Positions Maintain Currency for SEMG.


Date: 
Jan 2006

Position created.

Air Operations
Situation Unit Leader* SITL
Date: 
Oct 2019

Added to Required Experience Section:  Note: Once qualified as a SITL, the PSC3 qualification may be granted by the certifying official. Certification must be documented on a “verification/certification” page of the PSC3 Position Task Book (311-55).


Date: 
Oct 2015

Prerequisite experience modified as follows:
Completion and Certification of Position Task Book (311-24) as a Situation Unit Leader (SITL).


Date: 
May 2008

The prerequisite Required Experience for Situation Unit Leader (SITL) is Incident Commander Type 4 (ICT4).


Date: 
Oct 1984

Position created.

Planning
Staging Area Manager STAM
Date: 
Oct 2016

Addition of Basic Firefighter Training (L-180, S-130, S-190, RT-130) to Required Training.


Date: 
Oct 1984

Position created.

Operations
Status/Check-In Recorder SCKN
Date: 
Oct 1984

Position created.

Planning
Strategic Operational Planner SOPL
Date: 
Jun 2020

Incident Position Description (IPD) approved.


Date: 
Jun 2011

Updated Required Experience to include both RXB2 and DIVS.


Date: 
Jun 2009

Position created.

FUM1/2 position codes have been converted to one position titled Strategic Operational Planner (SOPL). This position has been moved to the Planning Section. Currently qualified FUM1/2 will be converted to SOPL. FUM1 trainee will be converted to SOPL. FUM2 trainee will be converted to SOPL trainee. Specific direction is in the transition plan which can be found on the NWCG Publication Management System (Qualifications) web site:
/publications/310-1/pms-310-1-historical-documents.

Planning
Strike Team Ldr Tractor/Plow STPL
Date: 
Jun 2011

Position archived. Task Force/Strike Team Leader in 1984 PMS 310-1. Replaced with STEQ.


Date: 
Oct 1993

Position created. 

Operations
Strike Team Leader Crew STCR
Date: 
May 2019

Incident Position Description (IPD) approved.


Date: 
Oct 2017

Removed Tactical Decision Making in the Wildland Fire (S-336) from Other Training Which Supports Development of Knowledge and Skills.


Date: 
Oct 2016

Addition of Crew Representative (CREP) to STCR Maintains Currency for These Positions.


Date: 
Apr 2006

The Task Force Leader (TFLD) and Strike Team Leader (STDZ, STEN, STCR, STPL) Position Task Books (PTB)(311-10) have been combined. However, the positions have not been combined. Strike Team Leader tasks are completed only once. The Required Experience for TFLD must be met prior to completing additional TFLD tasks. Upon satisfactory performance in the prerequisite single resource boss position, the specific strike team leader task book may be initiated. Once qualified as a Strike Team Leader, any additional single resource boss qualifications will also qualify the individual in that corresponding strike team leader position—without having to complete the Strike Team Leader PTB for the new position—once agency certification is documented on the PTB Certification page.


Date: 
Oct 1999

Added S-205 (28 hrs) to required training.


Date: 
Oct 1993

Position created. Task Force/Strike Team Leader in 1984 PMS 310-1.

Operations
Strike Team Leader Dozer STDZ
Date: 
Jun 2011

Position archived. Task Force/Strike Team Leader in 1984 PMS 310-1. Replaced with STEQ.


Date: 
Oct 1993

Position created. 

Operations
Strike Team Leader Engine STEN
Date: 
May 2019

Incident Position Description (IPD) approved.


Date: 
Oct 2017

Removed Tactical Decision Making in the Wildland Fire (S-336) from Other Training Which Supports Development of Knowledge and Skills.


Date: 
Apr 2006

The Task Force Leader (TFLD) and Strike Team Leader (STDZ, STEN, STCR, STPL) Position Task Books (PTB)(311-10) have been combined. However, the positions have not been combined. Strike Team Leader tasks are completed only once. The Required Experience for TFLD must be met prior to completing additional TFLD tasks. Upon satisfactory performance in the prerequisite single resource boss position, the specific strike team leader task book may be initiated. Once qualified as a Strike Team Leader, any additional single resource boss qualifications will also qualify the individual in that corresponding strike team leader position—without having to complete the Strike Team Leader PTB for the new position—once agency certification is documented on the PTB Certification page.


Date: 
Oct 1993

Position created. Task Force/Strike Team Leader in 1984 PMS 310-1.

Operations
Strike Team Leader Heavy Equipment STEQ
Date: 
May 2019

Incident Position Description (IPD) approved.


Date: 
Oct 2017

Removed Tactical Decision Making in the Wildland Fire (S-336) from Other Training Which Supports Development of Knowledge and Skills.


Date: 
Jun 2011

Position created.

Combined STDZ and STPL positions into a Strike Team Heavy Equipment (STEQ) position.

Operations
Structure Protection Specialist STPS
Date: 
Aug 2020

Draft Incident Position Description (IPD) created.


Date: 
Jan 2006

Position created.

Operations
Supply Unit Leader* SPUL
Date: 
Sep 2020

Draft Incident Position Description (IPD) created.


Date: 
Oct 2019

Added to Required Experience Section:  Note: Once qualified as a SPUL, the LSC3 qualification may be granted by the certifying official. Certification must be documented on a “verification/certification” page of the LSC3 Position Task Book (311-35).


Date: 
Oct 1984

Position created.

Logistics
Support Branch Director* SUBD
Date: 
Oct 2016

 Removed “*designates agency established position qualifications.”


Date: 
Oct 1984

Position created.

Logistics
Takeoff and Landing Coordinator TOLC
Date: 
Oct 2017

Position archived. 


Date: 
Mar 1999

Position created. 

Air Operations
Task Force Leader TFLD
Date: 
Oct 2019

Added to Required Experience Section:  If a TFLD meets the prerequisite experience and qualifications of a STL, the appropriate STL qualification may be granted by the certifying official. Certification must be documented on a ‘verification/certification’ page of the TFLD Position Task Book (311-10).


Date: 
May 2019

Incident Position Description (IPD) approved.


Date: 
Oct 2017

Removed Tactical Decision Making in the Wildland Fire (S-336) from Other Training Which Supports Development of Knowledge and Skills.


Date: 
Oct 2016

Addition of Crew Representative (CREP) to TFLD Maintains Currency for These Positions.


Date: 
Oct 2013

Addition of the following qualification pathway for required experience:
Satisfactory performance in any two Strike Team Leader positions (STCR, STEQ, STEN).


Date: 
Apr 2006

The Task Force Leader (TFLD) and Strike Team Leader (STDZ, STEN, STCR, STPL) Position Task Books (PTB)(311-10) have been combined. However, the positions have not been combined. Strike Team Leader tasks are completed only once. The Required Experience for TFLD must be met prior to completing additional TFLD tasks. Upon satisfactory performance in the prerequisite single resource boss position, the specific strike team leader task book may be initiated. Once qualified as a Strike Team Leader, any additional single resource boss qualifications will also qualify the individual in that corresponding strike team leader position—without having to complete the Strike Team Leader PTB for the new position—once agency certification is documented on the PTB Certification page.


Date: 
Oct 1999

Deleted S-330 (24 hrs.) and S-390 (16 hrs.) from required training.


Date: 
Oct 1984

Position created.

Operations
Time Unit Leader* TIME
Date: 
Jan 2020

Incident Position Description (IPD) approved.


Date: 
Oct 2019

Added to Required Experience Section:  Note: Once qualified as a TIME, the FSC3 qualification may be granted by the certifying official. Certification must be documented on a “verification/certification” page of the FSC3 Position Task Book (311-50).


Date: 
Oct 1984

Position created.

Finance/ Administration
Tractor/Plow Boss TRPB
Date: 
Jun 2011

Position archived. Replaced with HEQB.


Date: 
Oct 1984

Position created. 

Operations
Tractor/Plow Operator TPOP
Date: 
Mar 1999

Position archived. Active as an agency specific position. 


Date: 
Oct 1984

Position created. 

Operations
Unmanned Aircraft System Pilot UASP
Date: 
Nov 2018

Position created.

Air Operations
Unmanned Aircraft System, Data Specialist UASD
Date: 
Nov 2018

Position created.

Air Operations
Unmanned Aircraft System, Manager UASM
Date: 
Nov 2018

Position created.

Air Operations
Unmanned Aircraft System, Module Leader UASL
Date: 
Nov 2018

Position created.

Air Operations
Wildland Fire Investigation Team Member INTM
Date: 
Jun 2011

Added Wildland Fire Investigation: Civil Case Management (FI-311) to Other Training Which Supports Development of Knowledge and Skills.


Date: 
May 2008

Position created.

Prevention and Investigation
Wildland Fire Investigator INVF
Date: 
Jun 2011

Updated Other Position Assignments that will Maintain Currency.


Date: 
Jan 2006

Position created.

Prevention and Investigation

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