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: 2022
Position Position Code Change Functional Area Year
Fire Prevention Education Team Leader PETL

Addition of P-410, Fire Prevention Education Team Leader to required training.

Prevention and Investigation

2022

Fire Prevention Education Team Member PETM

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

Prevention and Investigation

2022

Assistant Area Commander, Logistics ACLC

Added the following position to "These Positions Maintain Currency For": Incident Commander Complex (ICCI), Logistics Section Chief Complex (LSCC).

Added the following position to "Maintains Currency For These Positions":  Incident Commander Complex (ICCI), Logistics Section Chief Complex (LSCC), Operations Section Chief Complex (OSCC).

Logistics

2022

Public Information Officer Complex PIOC

Position created.

Command

2022

Incident Commander Type 2* ICT2

Added the following positions to "These Positions Maintain Currency For":  Planning Section Chief Complex (PSCC), Incident Commander Complex (ICCI)

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

Command

2022

Planning Section Chief Type 2* PSC2

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

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

Planning

2022

Status/Check-In Recorder SCKN

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

Planning

2022

Assistant Area Commander, Planning ACPC

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

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

Planning

2022

Public Information Officer Type 2* PIO2

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

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

Command

2022

Logistics Section Chief Type 2* LSC2

Added the following position to "These Positions Maintain Currency For":  Logistics Section Chief Complex (LSCC).

Added the following position to "Maintains Currency For These Positions":  Logistics Section Chief Complex (LSCC).

Logistics

2022

Situation Unit Leader* SITL

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

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

Safety Officer Type 1* SOF1

Added the following position to "These Positions Maintain Currency For": Safety Officer Complex (SOFC).

Added the following position to "Maintains Currency For These Positions": Safety Officer Complex (SOFC).

Command

2022

Planning Section Chief Type 1* PSC1

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

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

Planning

2022

Operations Section Chief Type 1* OSC1

Added the following position to "These Positions Maintain Currency For": Operations Section Chief Complex (OSCC).

Added the following position to "Maintains Currency For These Positions": Operations Section Chief Complex (OSCC).

Operations

2022

Incident Commander Complex ICCI

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

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

Position created.

Command

2022

Finance/Administration Section Chief Complex FSCC

Position Created.

Finance/ Administration

2022

Finance/Administration Section Chief Type 1* FSC1

Added the following position to "These Positions Maintain Currency For":  Finance/Administration Section Chief Complex (FSCC).

Added the following position to "Maintains Currency For These Positions":  Finance/Administration Section Chief Complex (FSCC).

Finance/ Administration

2022

Incident Commander Type 1* ICT1

Added the following positions to "These Positions Maintain Currency For":  Planning Section Chief Complex (PSCC), Incident Commander Complex (ICCI).

Added the following positions to "Maintains Currency For These Positions":  Planning Section Chief Complex (PSCC), Incident Commander Complex (ICCI).

Command

2022

Logistics Section Chief Complex LSCC

Position created.

Logistics

2022

Safety Officer Type 2* SOF2

Added the following position to "These Positions Maintain Currency For": Safety Officer Complex (SOFC).

Added the following position to "Maintains Currency For These Positions": Safety Officer Complex (SOFC).

Command

2022

Logistics Section Chief Type 1* LSC1

Added the following position to "These Positions Maintain Currency For": Logistics Section Chief Complex (LSCC)

Added the following position to "Maintains Currency For These Positions": Logistics Section Chief Complex (LSCC)

 

Logistics

2022

Safety Officer Complex SOFC

Position created.

CGS Command

2022

Finance/Administration Section Chief Type 2* FSC2

Added the following position to "These Positions Maintain Currency For":  Finance/Administration Section Chief Complex (FSCC).

Added the following position to "Maintains Currency For These Positions":  Finance/Administration Section Chief Complex (FSCC).

Finance/ Administration

2022

Resources Unit Leader* RESL

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

Planning

2022

Operations Section Chief Type 2* OSC2

Added the following position to "These Positions Maintain Currency For": Operations Section Chief Complex (OSCC).

Added the following position to "Maintains Currency For These Positions": Operations Section Chief Complex (OSCC).

Operations

2022

Operations Section Chief Complex OSCC

Position created.

Operations

2022

Public Information Officer Type 1* PIO1

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

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

Command

2022

Planning Section Chief Complex PSCC

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

Added the following positions to "Maintains Currency For These Positions": 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).

Position created.

Planning

2022

Area Commander ACDR

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

Command

2022

Display Processor DPRO

Draft IPD created.

Planning

2022

Interagency Resource Representative IARR

Draft IPD created.

Planning

2022

Public Information Officer, Technician PIOT

IS-700, NIMS: An Introduction added to required training.

Command

2022

Agency Representative AREP

Incident Position Description (IPD) approved.

Command

2022

Public Information Officer PIOF

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

Command

2022

Public Information Officer PIOF

PIO1 position endorsement approved 01/19/2022

Command

2022

Aircraft Timekeeper ATIM

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

Air Operations

2022

Geographic Information System Specialist* GISS

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

Planning

2022

Initial Attack Dispatcher IADP

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

Dispatch

2022

Ramp Manager RAMP

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

Air Operations

2022

Incident Commander Type 5 ICT5

Add Engine Boss (ENGB) maintains currency of Incident Commander Type 5 (ICT5).

Command

2022

Engine Boss, Single Resource ENGB

Add Engine Boss (ENGB) maintains currency of Incident Commander Type 5 (ICT5).

Operations

2022

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

Incident Position Description (IPD) approved.

Planning

2021

Public Information Officer Type 2* PIO2

Incident Position Description (IPD) approved.

Command

2021

Public Information Officer, Technician PIOT

Incident Position Description (IPD) approved.

Command

2021

Fire Behavior Analyst FBAN

Incident Position Description (IPD) approved.

Planning

2021

Public Information Officer Type 1* PIO1

Incident Position Description (IPD) approved.

Command

2021

Public Information Officer Type 1* PIO1

Other Training Which Supports Development of Knowledge and Skills

Add:

Command

2021

Retardant Crewmember RTCM

Required Training  

Air Operations

2021

Wildland Fire Investigator INVF

These Positions Maintain Currency for INVF

  • Add Wildland Fire Investigation Team Leader (INVL)
Prevention and Investigation

2021

Commissary Manager CMSY

Position archived.

Finance/ Administration

2021

Fixed Wing Parking Tender FWPT

Required Training

Air Operations

2021

Assistant Area Commander, Logistics ACLC

These Positions Maintain Currency for ACLC - Add Logistics Section Chief Type 1 (LSC1).

Logistics

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

Public Information Officer Type 2* PIO2

Required Training:  Remove IS-800, National Response Framework, An Introduction

Other Training Which Supports Development of Knowledge and Skills

Add:

Command

2021

Aircraft Dispatcher ACDP

Required Training changes:

Add:

Remove:

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

Required Experience Change:  Satisfactory performance as an Expanded Dispatch Recorder (ERDC) Initial Attack Dispatcher (IADP)

These Positions Maintain Currency for ACDP:

  • Remove - Aircraft Base Radio Operator (ABRO) , Expanded Dispatch Recorder (EDRC

  • Add - Initial Attack Dispatcher (IADP)

ACDP Maintains Currency for These Positions

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

2021

Public Information Officer, Technician PIOT

Position created.

Command

2021

Wildland Fire Investigation Team Leader INVL

Incident Position Description (IPD) approved.

Prevention and Investigation

2021

Wildland Fire Investigation Team Leader INVL

Position created.

Prevention and Investigation

2021

Aircraft Base Radio Operator ABRO

Remove Aircraft Dispatcher (ACDP) from Maintains Currency For These Positions

Air Operations

2021

Unmanned Aircraft System, Module Leader UASL

Required Experience  

Air Operations

2021

Expanded Dispatch Recorder EDRC

EDRC Maintains Currency for These Positions

  • Remove - Aircraft Dispatcher (ACDP

  • Add - Initial Attack Dispatcher (IADP)

Dispatch

2021

Public Information Officer PIOF

Required Training

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

Add:  S-203, Introduction to Incident Information OR E/L952, All Hazards Position Specific Public Information Officer

Required Experience:  Add Satisfactory performance as a Public Information Officer, Technician (PIOT)

PIOF Maintains Currency for These Positions:  Add Public Information Officer Type 2 (PIOT)

Other Training Which Supports Development of Knowledge and Skills:

Add:

Remove:  S-110, Basic Wildland Fire Orientation

Command

2021

Logistics Section Chief Type 1* LSC1

LSC1 Maintains Currency for These Positions:  Add Assistant Area Commander Logistics (ACLC)

Logistics

2021

Wildland Fire Investigation Team Member INTM

Position archived.

Prevention and Investigation

2021

Demobilization Unit Leader* DMOB

Incident Position Description (IPD) approved.

Planning

2021

Expanded Dispatch Support Dispatcher EDSD

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

Dispatch

2021

Infrared Interpreter IRIN

Draft Incident Position Description (IPD) created.

Planning

2021

Medical Unit Leader* MEDL

Incident Position Description (IPD) approved.

Logistics

2021

Helicopter Crewmember HECM

Incident Position Description (IPD) approved.

Air Operations

2021

Deck Coordinator DECK

Incident Position Description (IPD) approved.

Air Operations

2021

Aircraft Base Radio Operator ABRO

Incident Position Description (IPD) approved.

Air Operations

2021

Assistant Area Commander, Planning ACPC

Incident Position Description (IPD) approved.

Planning

2021

Fire Prevention Education Team Leader PETL

Incident Position Description (IPD) approved.

Prevention and Investigation

2021

Situation Unit Leader* SITL

Incident Position Description (IPD) approved.

Planning

2021

Area Command Aviation Coordinator ACAC

Incident Position Description (IPD) approved.

Air Operations

2021

Documentation Unit Leader* DOCL

Incident Position Description (IPD) approved.

Planning

2021

Fire Prevention Education Team Member PETM

Incident Position Description (IPD) approved.

Prevention and Investigation

2021

Air Operations Branch Director* AOBD

Incident Position Description (IPD) approved.

Air Operations

2021

Field Observer FOBS

Incident Position Description (IPD) approved.

Planning

2021

Area Commander ACDR

Incident Position Description (IPD) approved.

Command

2021

Wildland Fire Investigator INVF

Incident Position Description (IPD) approved.

Prevention and Investigation

2021

Status/Check-In Recorder SCKN

Incident Position Description (IPD) approved.

Planning

2021

Prescribed Fire Manager RXMG

Incident Position Description (IPD) approved.

Prescribed Fire

2021

Unmanned Aircraft System, Data Specialist UASD

Incident Position Description (IPD) approved.

Air Operations

2021

Expanded Dispatch Support Dispatcher EDSD

Incident Position Description (IPD) approved.

Dispatch

2021

Support Branch Director* SUBD

Incident Position Description (IPD) approved.

Logistics

2021

Base/Camp Manager BCMG

Incident Position Description (IPD) approved.

Logistics

2021

Equipment Manager EQPM

Incident Position Description (IPD) approved.

Logistics

2021

Facilities Unit Leader* FACL

Incident Position Description (IPD) approved.

Logistics

2021

Expanded Dispatch Supervisory Dispatcher EDSP

Incident Position Description (IPD) approved.

Dispatch

2021

Service Branch Director* SVBD

Incident Position Description (IPD) approved.

Logistics

2021

Receiving/Distribution Manager RCDM

Incident Position Description (IPD) approved.

Logistics

2021

Human Resource Specialist HRSP

Incident Position Description (IPD) approved.

Planning

2021

Food Unit Leader* FDUL

Incident Position Description (IPD) approved.

Logistics

2021

Assistant Area Commander, Logistics ACLC

Incident Position Description (IPD) approved.

Logistics

2021

Logistics Section Chief Type 2* LSC2

Incident Position Description (IPD) approved.

Logistics

2021

Initial Attack Dispatcher IADP

Incident Position Description (IPD) approved.

Dispatch

2021

Ordering Manager ORDM

Incident Position Description (IPD) approved.

Logistics

2021

Security Manager SECM

Incident Position Description (IPD) approved.

Logistics

2021

Ground Support Unit Leader* GSUL

Incident Position Description (IPD) approved.

Logistics

2021

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