Position History By Year

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. An historical record of all changes is found here, organized by update year. A consolidated Position History is also available.



Year: 2020
Position Position Code Change Functional Area Year
Prescribed Fire Manager RXMG

Position created. Replaces RXM1 and RXM2.

Prescribed Fire

2020

Prescribed Fire Manager Type 1 RXM1

Position archived.  Replaced by RXMG.

Prescribed Fire

2020

Prescribed Fire Manager Type 2 RXM2

Position archived.  Replaced by RXMG.

Prescribed Fire

2020

Receiving/Distribution Manager RCDM

Draft Incident Position Description (IPD) created.

Logistics

2020

Supply Unit Leader* SPUL

Draft Incident Position Description (IPD) created.

Logistics

2020

Planning Section Chief Type 1* PSC1

Draft Incident Position Description (IPD) created.

Planning

2020

Long Term Fire Analyst LTAN

Draft Incident Position Description (IPD) created.

Planning

2020

Ordering Manager ORDM

Draft Incident Position Description (IPD) created.

Logistics

2020

Planning Section Chief Type 2* PSC2

Draft Incident Position Description (IPD) created.

Planning

2020

Facilities Unit Leader* FACL

Draft Incident Position Description (IPD) created.

Logistics

2020

Food Unit Leader* FDUL

Draft Incident Position Description (IPD) created.

Logistics

2020

Planning Section Chief Type 3* PSC3

Draft Incident Position Description (IPD) created.

Planning

2020

Structure Protection Specialist STPS

Draft Incident Position Description (IPD) created.

Operations

2020

Safety Officer, Line SOFR

Draft Incident Position Description (IPD) created.

Command

2020

Crew Representative CREP

Draft Incident Position Description (IPD) created.

Operations

2020

Operations Branch Director OPBD

Draft Incident Position Description (IPD) created.

Operations

2020

Aircraft Timekeeper ATIM

Incident Position Description (IPD) approved.

Air Operations

2020

Prescribed Fire Burn Boss Type 1 RXB1

Incident Position Description (IPD) approved.

Prescribed Fire

2020

Airtanker Base Manager ATBM

Incident Position Description (IPD) approved.

Air Operations

2020

Ramp Manager RAMP

Incident Position Description (IPD) approved.

Air Operations

2020

Single Engine Airtanker Manager SEMG

Incident Position Description (IPD) approved.

Air Operations

2020

Prescribed Fire Burn Boss Type 2 RXB2

Incident Position Description (IPD) approved.

Prescribed Fire

2020

Fixed Wing Base Manager FWBM

Incident Position Description (IPD) approved.

Air Operations

2020

Mixmaster MXMS

Incident Position Description (IPD) approved.

Air Operations

2020

Retardant Crewmember RTCM

Incident Position Description (IPD) approved.

Air Operations

2020

Operations Section Chief Type 3* OPS3

Draft Incident Position Description (IPD) created.

Operations

2020

Base/Camp Manager BCMG

Draft Incident Position Description (IPD) created.

Logistics

2020

Fire Effects Monitor FEMO

Incident Position Description (IPD) approved.

Planning

2020

Firing Boss, Single Resource FIRB

Incident Position Description (IPD) approved.

Operations

2020

Strategic Operational Planner SOPL

Incident Position Description (IPD) approved.

Planning

2020

Fixed Wing Parking Tender FWPT

Incident Position Description (IPD) approved.

Air Operations

2020

Geographic Information System Specialist* GISS

Incident Position Description (IPD) approved.

Planning

2020

Compensation/Claims Unit Leader* COMP

Incident Position Description (IPD) approved.

Finance/ Administration

2020

Equipment Time Recorder EQTR

Incident Position Description (IPD) approved.

Finance/ Administration

2020

Cost Unit Leader* COST

Incident Position Description (IPD) approved.

Finance/ Administration

2020

Finance/Administration Section Chief Type 3* FSC3

Incident Position Description (IPD) approved.

Finance/ Administration

2020

Procurement Unit Leader* PROC

Incident Position Description (IPD) approved.

Finance/ Administration

2020

Personnel Time Recorder PTRC

Incident Position Description (IPD) approved.

Finance/ Administration

2020

Incident Contract Project Inspector ICPI

Incident Position Description (IPD) approved.

Finance/ Administration

2020

Finance/Administration Section Chief Type 2* FSC2

Incident Position Description (IPD) approved.

Finance/ Administration

2020

Finance/Administration Section Chief Type 1* FSC1

Incident Position Description (IPD) approved.

Finance/ Administration

2020

Time Unit Leader* TIME

Incident Position Description (IPD) approved.

Finance/ Administration

2020

Incident Business Advisor INBA

Incident Position Description (IPD) approved.

Finance/ Administration

2020

Year: 2019
Position Position Code Change Functional Area Year
Helibase Manager HEBM

Position created.

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

 

Air Operations

2019

Planning Section Chief Type 3* PSC3

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).

Planning

2019

Incident Commander Type 5 ICT5

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

Command

2019

Fire Behavior Analyst FBAN

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.

Planning

2019

Ground Support Unit Leader* GSUL

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).

Logistics

2019

Supply Unit Leader* SPUL

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).

Logistics

2019

Aircraft Timekeeper ATIM

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

Air Operations

2019

Compensation/Claims Unit Leader* COMP

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.

Finance/ Administration

2019

Firefighter Type 1 (Squad Boss)* FFT1

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

Operations

2019

Airtanker Base Manager ATBM

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.

Air Operations

2019

Compensation-for-Injury Specialist INJR

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.

Finance/ Administration

2019

Resources Unit Leader* RESL

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).

Planning

2019

Cost Unit Leader* COST

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).

Finance/ Administration

2019

Finance/Administration Section Chief Type 3* FSC3

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).

Finance/ Administration

2019

Crew Boss, Single Resource CRWB

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

Operations

2019

Situation Unit Leader* SITL

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).

Planning

2019

Division/Group Supervisor* DIVS

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.

Operations

2019

Task Force Leader TFLD

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).

Operations

2019

Mixmaster MXMS

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

Air Operations

2019

Helicopter Manager, Single Resource HMGB

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

Air Operations

2019

Incident Commander Type 3* ICT3

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.

Command

2019

Radio Operator RADO

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

Logistics

2019

Safety Officer Type 2* SOF2

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).

Command

2019

Facilities Unit Leader* FACL

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).

Logistics

2019

Claims Specialist CLMS

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.

Finance/ Administration

2019

Retardant Crewmember RTCM

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

Air Operations

2019

Time Unit Leader* TIME

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).

Finance/ Administration

2019

Logistics Section Chief Type 3* LSC3

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).

Logistics

2019

Operations Section Chief Type 3* OPS3

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.

Operations

2019

Felling Boss, Single Resource FELB

Incident Position Description (IPD) approved.

Operations

2019

Strike Team Leader Engine STEN

Incident Position Description (IPD) approved.

Operations

2019

Firefighter Type 1 (Squad Boss)* FFT1

Incident Position Description (IPD) approved.

Operations

2019

Strike Team Leader Heavy Equipment STEQ

Incident Position Description (IPD) approved.

Operations

2019

Crew Boss, Single Resource CRWB

Incident Position Description (IPD) approved.

Operations

2019

Division/Group Supervisor* DIVS

Incident Position Description (IPD) approved.

Operations

2019

Task Force Leader TFLD

Incident Position Description (IPD) approved.

Operations

2019

Firefighter Type 2 (Crewmember)* FFT2

Incident Position Description (IPD) approved.

Operations

2019

Strike Team Leader Crew STCR

Incident Position Description (IPD) approved.

Operations

2019

Heavy Equipment Boss, Single Resource HEQB

Incident Position Description (IPD) approved.

Operations

2019

Engine Boss, Single Resource ENGB

Incident Position Description (IPD) approved.

Operations

2019

Advanced Faller FAL1

Incident Position Description (IPD) approved.

Operations

2019

Year: 2018
Position Position Code Change Functional Area Year
Helibase Manager Type 1 HEB1

Position archived.

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

Air Operations

2018

Helibase Manager Type 2 HEB2

Position archived.

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

Air Operations

2018

Airtanker Base Manager ATBM

Position created.

Air Operations

2018

Ramp Manager RAMP

Position created.

Air Operations

2018

Unmanned Aircraft System, Manager UASM

Position created.

Air Operations

2018

Unmanned Aircraft System, Module Leader UASL

Position created.

Air Operations

2018

Fixed Wing Base Manager FWBM

Position created.

Air Operations

2018

Unmanned Aircraft System Pilot UASP

Position created.

Air Operations

2018

Unmanned Aircraft System, Data Specialist UASD

Position created.

Air Operations

2018

Mixmaster MXMS

Position added back to PMS 310-1.

Air Operations

2018

Retardant Crewmember RTCM

Position created.

Air Operations

2018

Operations Section Chief Type 3* OPS3

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

Operations

2018

Planning Section Chief Type 3* PSC3

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

Planning

2018

Fixed Wing Parking Tender FWPT

Position created.

Air Operations

2018

Liaison Officer* LOFR

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

Command

2018

Deck Coordinator DECK

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

Air Operations

2018

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