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. A 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: 2022
Position Position Code Change Functional Area Year
Operations Section Chief Type 3* OPS3

Added: Position-Specific publication added under Standards and References: NWCG Position-Specific Standards for Operations Section Chiefs, PMS 350-8.

Operations

2022

Operations Section Chief Type 2* OSC2

Added: Position-Specific publication added under Standards and References: NWCG Position-Specific Standards for Operations Section Chiefs, PMS 350-8.

Operations

2022

Operations Branch Director OPBD

Added: NWCG Position-Specific Standards for Operations Section Chiefs, PMS 350-8 to Position-Specific publication under Standards and References.

Operations

2022

Operations Section Chief Complex OSCC

Added: Position-Specific publication added under Standards and References: NWCG Position-Specific Standards for Operations Section Chiefs, PMS 350-8.

Operations

2022

Geographic Information System Specialist* GISS

Updated: Incident Position Description (IPD) updated.

Planning

2022

Operations Section Chief Type 1* OSC1

Added: Position-Specific publication added under Standards and References: NWCG Position-Specific Standards for Operations Section Chiefs, PMS 350-8.

Operations

2022

Advanced Faller FAL1

Updated: Incident Position Description (IPD).

Operations

2022

Fire Prevention Education Team Leader PETL

Added: P-410, Fire Prevention Education Team Leader to Required Training.

Prevention and Investigation

2022

Intermediate Faller FAL2

Updated: Incident Position Description (IPD) updated.

Operations

2022

Safety Officer, Line SOFR

Added: Incident Position Description (IPD) approved.

Command

2022

Fire Prevention Education Team Member PETM

Added: of P-310, Fire Prevention Education Team Member to required training.

Prevention and Investigation

2022

Basic Faller FAL3

Updated: Incident Position Description (IPD) updated.

Operations

2022

Interagency Resource Representative IARR

Added: Incident Position Description (IPD) approved.

Planning

2022

Air Support Group Supervisor* ASGS

Added: Incident Position Description (IPD) approved.

Air Operations

2022

Helicopter Manager, Single Resource HMGB

Added: Incident Position Description (IPD) approved.

Air Operations

2022

Display Processor DPRO

Added: Incident Position Description (IPD) approved.

Planning

2022

Air Tactical Group Supervisor* ATGS

Added: Incident Position Description (IPD) approved.

Air Operations

2022

Helibase Manager HEBM

Added: Incident Position Description (IPD) approved.

Air Operations

2022

Unmanned Aircraft System Pilot UASP

Added: Incident Position Description (IPD) approved.

Air Operations

2022

Assistant Area Commander, Logistics ACLC

Added:

  • Incident Commander Complex (ICCI), Logistics Section Chief Complex (LSCC) to "These Positions Maintain Currency For ACLC".
  • Incident Commander Complex (ICCI), Logistics Section Chief Complex (LSCC), Operations Section Chief Complex (OSCC) to "ACLC Maintains Currency For These Positions".
Logistics

2022

Infrared Interpreter IRIN

Added: Incident Position Description (IPD) approved.

Planning

2022

Helicopter Coordinator HLCO

Added: Incident Position Description (IPD) approved.

Air Operations

2022

Finance/Administration Section Chief Type 1* FSC1

Added: Finance/Administration Section Chief Complex (FSCC) to "These Positions Maintain Currency For FSC1" and "FSC1 Maintains Currency For These Positions".

Finance/ Administration

2022

Safety Officer Type 2* SOF2

Added: Safety Officer Complex (SOFC) to "These Positions Maintain Currency For SOF2" and "SOF2 Maintains Currency For These Positions."

 

Command

2022

Situation Unit Leader* SITL

Added: Planning Section Chief Complex (PSCC) to "These Positions Maintain Currency For SITL."

Added: ICS-100, Introduction to the Incident Command System, ICS-200, Basic Incident Command System for Initial Response, IS-700, An Introduction to the National Incident Management System. 

Planning

2022

Logistics Section Chief Type 1* LSC1

Added: Logistics Section Chief Complex (LSCC) to "These Positions Maintain Currency For LCS1" and "LCS1 Maintains Currency For These Positions."

Logistics

2022

Finance/Administration Section Chief Type 2* FSC2

Added: Finance/Administration Section Chief Complex (FSCC) to "These Positions Maintain Currency For FSC2" and "FSC2 Maintains Currency For These Positions".

Finance/ Administration

2022

Incident Commander Type 1* ICT1

Added: Planning Section Chief Complex (PSCC) and Incident Commander Complex (ICCI) to "These Positions Maintain Currency For ICT1" and "ICT1 Maintains Currency For These Positions".

Command

2022

Public Information Officer Type 1* PIO1

Added: Public Information Officer Complex (PIOC) to "These Positions Maintain Currency For PIO1" and "PIO1 Maintains Currency For These Positions." 

Command

2022

Incident Commander Complex ICCI

Added: Planning Section Chief Complex (PSCC)  to "These Positions Maintain Currency For ICCI" and "ICCI Maintains Currency For These Positions."

Position created.

Command

2022

Area Commander ACDR

Added:  Planning Section Chief Complex (PSCC) to "Maintains Currency For These Positions".

Command

2022

Assistant Area Commander, Planning ACPC

Added:

  • Planning Section Chief Complex (PSCC) to "These Positions Maintain Currency For ACPC".
  • Planning Section Chief Complex (PSCC) to "ACPC Maintains Currency For These Positions".
Planning

2022

Finance/Administration Section Chief Complex FSCC

Position Created.

Finance/ Administration

2022

Logistics Section Chief Complex LSCC

Position created.

Logistics

2022

Logistics Section Chief Type 2* LSC2

Added: Logistics Section Chief Complex (LSCC) to "These Positions Maintain Currency For LSC2" and "LSC2 Maintains Currency For These Positions".

Logistics

2022

Incident Commander Type 2* ICT2

Added:  Planning Section Chief Complex (PSCC) and Incident Commander Complex (ICCI) to "These Positions Maintain Currency For ICT2".

Added: Incident Commander Complex (ICCI) to "ICT2 Maintains Currency For These Positions".

Command

2022

Safety Officer Complex SOFC

Position created.

CGS Command

2022

Operations Section Chief Type 2* OSC2

Added: Operations Section Chief Complex (OSCC) to "These Positions Maintain Currency For OSC2" and "OSC2 Maintains Currency For These Positions".

Operations

2022

Resources Unit Leader* RESL

Added: Planning Section Chief Complex (PSCC) to "These Positions Maintain Currency For RESL."

Planning

2022

Operations Section Chief Complex OSCC

Position created.

Operations

2022

Planning Section Chief Type 1* PSC1

Added: Planning Section Chief Complex (PSCC) to "These Positions Maintain Currency For PSC1" and "PSC1 Maintains Currency For These Positions."

Planning

2022

Safety Officer Type 1* SOF1

Added: Safety Officer Complex (SOFC) to "These Positions Maintain Currency For SOF1" and "SOF1 Maintains Currency For These Positions."

Command

2022

Planning Section Chief Complex PSCC

Added: Area Commander (ACDR), Assistant Area Commander, Planning (ACPC), Incident Commander Complex (ICCI), and Incident Commander Type 1 (ICT1) to "These Positions Maintain Currency For PSCC ".

Added: Assistant Area Commander, Planning (ACPC), Incident Commander Complex (ICCI), Incident Commander Type 1 (ICT1), Incident Commander Type 2 (ICT2), Resources Unit Leader (RESL), Situation Unit Leader (SITL), and Status/Check-In Recorder (SCKN) to "PSCC Maintains Currency For These Positions."

Position created.

Planning

2022

Public Information Officer Type 2* PIO2

Added: Public Information Officer Complex (PIOC) to "These Positions Maintain Currency For PIO2."

Added: Public Information Officer Complex (PIOC) to "PIO2 Maintains Currency For These Positions."

Command

2022

Public Information Officer Complex PIOC

Position created.

Command

2022

Status/Check-In Recorder SCKN

Added: Planning Section Chief Complex (PSCC) to "These Positions Maintain Currency For SCKN."

Planning

2022

Planning Section Chief Type 2* PSC2

Added: Planning Section Chief Complex (PSCC) to "These Positions Maintain Currency For PSC2" and "PSC2 Maintains Currency For These Positions."

 

Planning

2022

Operations Section Chief Type 1* OSC1

Added: Operations Section Chief Complex (OSCC) to "These Positions Maintain Currency For OSC1" and "OSC1 Maintains Currency For These Positions"

 

Operations

2022

Public Information Officer, Technician PIOT

Added: IS-700, NIMS: An Introduction added to Required Training.

Command

2022

Agency Representative AREP

Added: Incident Position Description (IPD) approved.

Command

2022

Public Information Officer PIOF

Removed: IS-700, NIMS: An Introduction from required training.

Command

2022

Public Information Officer PIOF

Added: PIO1 position endorsement approved 01/19/2022.

Command

2022

Ramp Manager RAMP

Removed:  A-107, Aviation Policy and Regulations I Interagency Aviation Training from Required Training.

Air Operations

2022

Incident Commander Type 5 ICT5

Added: Engine Boss (ENGB) to "These Positions Maintain Currency for ICT5".

Command

2022

Initial Attack Dispatcher IADP

Remove A-107, Aviation Policy and Regulations I Interagency Aviation Training as Required Training.

Dispatch

2022

Geographic Information System Specialist* GISS

Added: S-341, GIS Specialist for Incident Management and RT-341, GIS Specialist for Incident Management Annual Refresher to Required Training.

Planning

2022

Aircraft Timekeeper ATIM

Removed: A-107, Aviation Policy and Regulations I and A-104, Overview of Aircraft Capabilities and Limitations as Required Training.

Air Operations

2022

Engine Boss, Single Resource ENGB

Added: Engine Boss (ENGB) maintains currency for Incident Commander Type 5 (ICT5).

Operations

2022

Year: 2021
Position Position Code Change Functional Area Year
Long Term Fire Analyst LTAN

Added: Incident Position Description (IPD) approved.

Planning

2021

Public Information Officer, Technician PIOT

Added: Incident Position Description (IPD) approved.

Command

2021

Fire Behavior Analyst FBAN

Added: Incident Position Description (IPD) approved.

Planning

2021

Public Information Officer Type 1* PIO1

Added: Incident Position Description (IPD) approved.

Command

2021

Public Information Officer Type 2* PIO2

Added: Incident Position Description (IPD) approved.

Command

2021

Fixed Wing Parking Tender FWPT

Removed:  A-104, Overview of Aircraft Capabilities and Limitations, A-116, General Awareness Security Training from Required Training.

Added:  A-204, Manned Aircraft Capabilities and Limitations to Required Training.

Air Operations

2021

Expanded Dispatch Recorder EDRC

Added: Initial Attack Dispatcher (IADP) to "EDRC Maintains Currency for These Positions".

Removed: Aircraft Dispatcher (ACDP) from "EDRC Maintains Currency for These Positions".

Dispatch

2021

Public Information Officer PIOF

Remove: ICS-100, Introduction to ICS and ICS-200, ICS for Single Resources and Initial Action Incidents from Required Training.

Added:  S-203, Introduction to Incident Information OR E/L952, All Hazards Position Specific Public Information Officer to Required Training.

Added: Satisfactory performance as a Public Information Officer, Technician (PIOT) to Required Experience.

Added: Public Information Officer Type 2 (PIOT) to "PIOF Maintains Currency for These Positions."

Added: to "Other Training Which Supports Development of Knowledge and Skills:"

Removed:  S-110, Basic Wildland Fire Orientation from "Other Training Which Supports Development of Knowledge and Skills:"

Command

2021

Aircraft Base Radio Operator ABRO

Removed: Aircraft Dispatcher (ACDP) from Maintains Currency For These Positions.

Air Operations

2021

Logistics Section Chief Type 1* LSC1

Added: Assistant Area Commander Logistics (ACLC) to "LCS1 Maintains Currency For These Positions."

Logistics

2021

Public Information Officer, Technician PIOT

Position created.

Command

2021

Expanded Dispatch Support Dispatcher EDSD

Added: Aircraft Dispatcher (ACDP) to "These Positions Maintain Currency for EDSD". 

Dispatch

2021

Wildland Fire Investigation Team Leader INVL

Added: Incident Position Description (IPD) approved.

Prevention and Investigation

2021

Wildland Fire Investigation Team Leader INVL

Position created.

Prevention and Investigation

2021

Demobilization Unit Leader* DMOB

Added: Incident Position Description (IPD) approved.

Planning

2021

Commissary Manager CMSY

Position archived.

Finance/ Administration

2021

Unmanned Aircraft System, Module Leader UASL

Added: Satisfactory performance as any Single Resource Boss position (CRWB, ENGB, FELB, FIRB, HEQB, HMGB) to Required Experience.

Air Operations

2021

Public Information Officer Type 1* PIO1

Added: to "Other Training Which Supports Development of Knowledge and Skills."

Command

2021

Initial Attack Dispatcher IADP

Required Training

Add:

Remove: ICS-100, Introduction to ICS

These Positions Maintain Currency for IADP:  Add - Aircraft Dispatcher (ACDP)

Dispatch

2021

Wildland Fire Investigation Team Member INTM

Position archived.

Prevention and Investigation

2021

Aircraft Dispatcher ACDP

Required Training:

Added:

Removed:

  • ICS-200, ICS for Single Resources and Initial Action Incidents

Required Experience:  

Added: Satisfactory performance as an Initial Attack Dispatcher (IADP)
Removed: Satisfactory performance as an Expanded Dispatch Recorder (ERDC)

These Positions Maintain Currency for ACDP:

Added: Initial Attack Dispatcher (IADP)
Removed: Aircraft Base Radio Operator (ABRO) , Expanded Dispatch Recorder (EDRC

ACDP Maintains Currency for These Positions:

Added: Aircraft Base Radio Operator (ABRO), Expanded Dispatch Support Dispatcher (EDSD), Initial Attack Dispatcher (IADP)

Dispatch

2021

Retardant Crewmember RTCM

Removed: A-104, Overview of Aircraft Capabilities and Limitations from Required Training.

Removed: A-116, General Awareness Security Training from Required Training.

Added: A-204, Manned Aircraft Capabilities and Limitations to Required Training.

Air Operations

2021

Assistant Area Commander, Logistics ACLC

Added: Logistics Section Chief Type 1 (LSC1) to "These Positions Maintain Currency for ACLC".

Logistics

2021

Wildland Fire Investigator INVF

Added: Wildland Fire Investigation Team Leader (INVL) to "These Positions Maintain Currency for INVF."

Prevention and Investigation

2021

Public Information Officer Type 2* PIO2

Removed: IS-800, National Response Framework, An Introduction from Required Training.

Added: to "Other Training Which Supports Development of Knowledge and Skills."

Command

2021

Deck Coordinator DECK

Added: Incident Position Description (IPD) approved.

Air Operations

2021

Aircraft Base Radio Operator ABRO

Added: Incident Position Description (IPD) approved.

Air Operations

2021

Helicopter Crewmember HECM

Added: Incident Position Description (IPD) approved.

Air Operations

2021

Medical Unit Leader* MEDL

Added: Incident Position Description (IPD) approved.

Logistics

2021

Documentation Unit Leader* DOCL

Added: Incident Position Description (IPD) approved.

Planning

2021

Field Observer FOBS

Added: Incident Position Description (IPD) approved.

Planning

2021

Situation Unit Leader* SITL

Added: Incident Position Description (IPD) approved.

Planning

2021

Air Operations Branch Director* AOBD

Added: Incident Position Description (IPD) approved.

Air Operations

2021

Fire Prevention Education Team Leader PETL

Added: Incident Position Description (IPD) approved.

Prevention and Investigation

2021

Assistant Area Commander, Planning ACPC

Added: Incident Position Description (IPD) approved.

Planning

2021

Fire Prevention Education Team Member PETM

Added: Incident Position Description (IPD) approved.

Prevention and Investigation

2021

Area Command Aviation Coordinator ACAC

Added: Incident Position Description (IPD) approved.

Air Operations

2021

Area Commander ACDR

Added: Incident Position Description (IPD) approved.

Command

2021

Wildland Fire Investigator INVF

Added: Incident Position Description (IPD) approved.

Prevention and Investigation

2021

Status/Check-In Recorder SCKN

Added: Incident Position Description (IPD) approved.

Planning

2021

Prescribed Fire Manager RXMG

Added: Incident Position Description (IPD) approved.

Prescribed Fire

2021

Basic Faller FAL3

Added: Incident Position Description (IPD) approved.

Operations

2021

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