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: 2021
Position Position Code Change Functional Area Year
Fixed Wing Parking Tender FWPT

Required Training

Air Operations

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

Public Information Officer - DRAFT 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 Devlopment of Knowledge and Skills:

Add:

Remove:  S-110, Basic Wildland Fire Orientation

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

Logistics Section Chief Type 1* LSC1

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

Logistics

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

Assistant Area Commander, Logistics ACLC

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

Logistics

2021

Wildland Fire Investigator INVF

These Positions Maintain Currency for INVF

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

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 Devlopment of Knowledge and Skills:

Add:

Remove:  S-110, Basic Wildland Fire Orientation

Command

2021

Expanded Dispatch Recorder EDRC

EDRC Maintains Currency for These Positions

  • Remove - Aircraft Dispatcher (ACDP

  • Add - Initial Attack Dispatcher (IADP)

Dispatch

2021

Unmanned Aircraft System, Module Leader UASL

Required Experience  

Air Operations

2021

Commissary Manager CMSY

Position archived.

Finance/ Administration

2021

Public Information Officer Type 1* PIO1

Other Training Which Supports Development of Knowledge and Skills

Add:

Command

2021

Expanded Dispatch Support Dispatcher EDSD

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

Dispatch

2021

Aircraft Base Radio Operator ABRO

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

Air Operations

2021

Retardant Crewmember RTCM

Required Training  

Air Operations

2021

Public Information Officer, Technician PIOT

Position created.

Command

2021

Wildland Fire Investigation Team Leader INVL

Position created.

Prevention and Investigation

2021

Demobilization Unit Leader* DMOB

Incident Position Description (IPD) approved.

Planning

2021

Public Information Officer, Technician - DRAFT PIOT

Position created.

Command

2021

Infrared Interpreter IRIN

Draft Incident Position Description (IPD) created.

Planning

2021

Medical Unit Leader* MEDL

Incident Position Description (IPD) approved.

Logistics

2021

Agency Representative AREP

Draft Incident Position Description (IPD) created.

Command

2021

Deck Coordinator DECK

Incident Position Description (IPD) approved.

Air Operations

2021

Helicopter Crewmember HECM

Incident Position Description (IPD) approved.

Air Operations

2021

Aircraft Base Radio Operator ABRO

Incident Position Description (IPD) approved.

Air Operations

2021

Fire Prevention Education Team Member PETM

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

Air Operations Branch Director* AOBD

Incident Position Description (IPD) approved.

Air Operations

2021

Documentation Unit Leader* DOCL

Incident Position Description (IPD) approved.

Planning

2021

Fire Prevention Education Team Leader PETL

Incident Position Description (IPD) approved.

Prevention and Investigation

2021

Field Observer FOBS

Incident Position Description (IPD) approved.

Planning

2021

Assistant Area Commander, Planning ACPC

Incident Position Description (IPD) approved.

Planning

2021

Public Information Officer Type 2* PIO2

Draft Incident Position Description (IPD) created.

Command

2021

Area Commander ACDR

Incident Position Description (IPD) approved.

Command

2021

Status/Check-In Recorder SCKN

Incident Position Description (IPD) approved.

Planning

2021

Wildland Fire Investigator INVF

Incident Position Description (IPD) approved.

Prevention and Investigation

2021

Public Information Officer Type 1* PIO1

Draft Incident Position Description (IPD) created.

Command

2021

Prescribed Fire Manager RXMG

Incident Position Description (IPD) approved.

Prescribed Fire

2021

Logistics Section Chief Type 3* LSC3

Incident Position Description (IPD) approved.

Logistics

2021

Intermediate Faller FAL2

Incident Position Description (IPD) approved.

Operations

2021

Human Resource Specialist HRSP

Incident Position Description (IPD) approved.

Planning

2021

Incident Communications Center Manager INCM

Incident Position Description (IPD) approved.

Logistics

2021

Initial Attack Dispatcher IADP

Incident Position Description (IPD) approved.

Dispatch

2021

Communications Unit Leader* COML

Incident Position Description (IPD) approved.

Logistics

2021

Aircraft Dispatcher ACDP

Incident Position Description (IPD) approved.

Dispatch

2021

Incident Communications Technician* COMT

Incident Position Description (IPD) approved.

Logistics

2021

Logistics Section Chief Type 1* LSC1

Incident Position Description (IPD) approved.

Logistics

2021

Expanded Dispatch Coordinator CORD

Incident Position Description (IPD) approved.

Dispatch

2021

Unmanned Aircraft System, Manager UASM

Incident Position Description (IPD) approved.

Air Operations

2021

Receiving/Distribution Manager RCDM

Incident Position Description (IPD) approved.

Logistics

2021

Assistant Area Commander, Logistics ACLC

Incident Position Description (IPD) approved.

Logistics

2021

Equipment Manager EQPM

Incident Position Description (IPD) approved.

Logistics

2021

Safety Officer Type 1* SOF1

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

Command

2021

Supply Unit Leader* SPUL

Incident Position Description (IPD) approved.

Logistics

2021

Facilities Unit Leader* FACL

Incident Position Description (IPD) approved.

Logistics

2021

Expanded Dispatch Recorder EDRC

Incident Position Description (IPD) approved.

Dispatch

2021

Support Branch Director* SUBD

Incident Position Description (IPD) approved.

Logistics

2021

Safety Officer Type 2* SOF2

Incident Position Description (IPD) approved.

Command

2021

Logistics Section Chief Type 2* LSC2

Incident Position Description (IPD) approved.

Logistics

2021

Security Manager SECM

Incident Position Description (IPD) approved.

Logistics

2021

Ordering Manager ORDM

Incident Position Description (IPD) approved.

Logistics

2021

Food Unit Leader* FDUL

Incident Position Description (IPD) approved.

Logistics

2021

Expanded Dispatch Support Dispatcher EDSD

Incident Position Description (IPD) approved.

Dispatch

2021

Unmanned Aircraft System, Data Specialist UASD

Incident Position Description (IPD) approved.

Air Operations

2021

Service Branch Director* SVBD

Incident Position Description (IPD) approved.

Logistics

2021

Basic Faller FAL3

Incident Position Description (IPD) approved.

Operations

2021

Expanded Dispatch Supervisory Dispatcher EDSP

Incident Position Description (IPD) approved.

Dispatch

2021

Base/Camp Manager BCMG

Incident Position Description (IPD) approved.

Logistics

2021

Advanced Faller FAL1

Incident Position Description (IPD) approved.

Operations

2021

Ground Support Unit Leader* GSUL

Incident Position Description (IPD) approved.

Logistics

2021

Radio Operator RADO

Incident Position Description (IPD) approved.

Logistics

2021

Helicopter Coordinator HLCO

Draft Incident Position Description (IPD) created.

Air Operations

2021

Air Tactical Group Supervisor* ATGS

Draft Incident Position Description (IPD) created.

Air Operations

2021

Air Support Group Supervisor* ASGS

Draft Incident Position Description (IPD) created.

Air Operations

2021

Year: 2020
Position Position Code Change Functional Area Year
Planning Section Chief Type 2* PSC2

Incident Position Description (IPD) approved.

Planning

2020

Planning Section Chief Type 3* PSC3

Incident Position Description (IPD) approved.

Planning

2020

Incident Training Specialist TNSP

Incident Position Description (IPD) approved.

Planning

2020

Planning Section Chief Type 1* PSC1

Incident Position Description (IPD) approved.

Planning

2020

Resources Unit Leader* RESL

Incident Position Description (IPD) approved.

Planning

2020

Crew Representative CREP

Incident Position Description (IPD) approved.

Operations

2020

Incident Commander Type 3* ICT3

Incident Position Description (IPD) approved.

Command

2020

Operations Section Chief Type 1* OSC1

Incident Position Description (IPD) approved.

Operations

2020

Liaison Officer* LOFR

Incident Position Description (IPD) approved.

Command

2020

Operations Section Chief Type 3* OPS3

Incident Position Description (IPD) approved.

Operations

2020

Operations Section Chief Type 2* OSC2

Incident Position Description (IPD) approved.

Operations

2020

Incident Commander Type 4* ICT4

Incident Position Description (IPD) approved.

Command

2020

Staging Area Manager STAM

Incident Position Description (IPD) approved.

Operations

2020

Structure Protection Specialist STPS

Incident Position Description (IPD) approved.

Operations

2020

Incident Commander Type 1* ICT1

Incident Position Description (IPD) approved.

Command

2020

Incident Commander Type 5 ICT5

Incident Position Description (IPD) approved.

Command

2020

Incident Commander Type 2* ICT2

Incident Position Description (IPD) approved.

Command

2020

Operations Branch Director OPBD

Incident Position Description (IPD) approved.

Operations

2020

Prescribed Fire Manager Type 2 RXM2

Position archived.  Replaced by RXMG.

Prescribed Fire

2020

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

Long Term Fire Analyst LTAN

Draft Incident Position Description (IPD) created.

Planning

2020

Operations Branch Director OPBD

Draft Incident Position Description (IPD) created.

Operations

2020

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