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: 2019
Position Position Code Change Functional Area Year
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

Helicopter Manager, Single Resource HMGB

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

Air Operations

2019

Crew Boss, Single Resource CRWB

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

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

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

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

Mixmaster MXMS

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

Air Operations

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

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

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

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

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

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

Radio Operator RADO

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

Logistics

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

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

Incident Commander Type 5 ICT5

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

Command

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

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

Firefighter Type 1 (Squad Boss)* FFT1

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

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

Aircraft Timekeeper ATIM

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

Air Operations

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

Strike Team Leader Engine STEN

Incident Position Description (IPD) approved.

Operations

2019

Crew Boss, Single Resource CRWB

Incident Position Description (IPD) approved.

Operations

2019

Heavy Equipment Boss, Single Resource HEQB

Incident Position Description (IPD) approved.

Operations

2019

Firefighter Type 2 (Crewmember)* FFT2

Incident Position Description (IPD) approved.

Operations

2019

Engine Boss, Single Resource ENGB

Incident Position Description (IPD) approved.

Operations

2019

Division/Group Supervisor* DIVS

Incident Position Description (IPD) approved.

Operations

2019

Strike Team Leader Heavy Equipment STEQ

Incident Position Description (IPD) approved.

Operations

2019

Strike Team Leader Crew STCR

Incident Position Description (IPD) approved.

Operations

2019

Felling Boss, Single Resource FELB

Incident Position Description (IPD) approved.

Operations

2019

Firefighter Type 1 (Squad Boss)* FFT1

Incident Position Description (IPD) approved.

Operations

2019

Task Force Leader TFLD

Incident Position Description (IPD) approved.

Operations

2019

Year: 2018
Position Position Code Change Functional Area Year
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

Helibase Manager Type 1 HEB1

Position archived.

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

Air Operations

2018

Mixmaster MXMS

Position added back to PMS 310-1.

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

Retardant Crewmember RTCM

Position created.

Air Operations

2018

Aircraft Timekeeper ATIM

Position created.

Air Operations

2018

Logistics Section Chief Type 1* LSC1

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

Logistics

2018

Incident Commander Type 1* ICT1

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

Command

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

Air Support Group Supervisor* ASGS

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

Air Operations

2018

Incident Commander Type 3* ICT3

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

Command

2018

Air Tactical Group Supervisor* ATGS

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

Air Operations

2018

Public Information Officer Type 2* PIO2

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

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

Helicopter Manager, Single Resource HMGB

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

Air Operations

2018

Incident Commander Type 2* ICT2

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

Command

2018

Planning Section Chief Type 2* PSC2

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

Planning

2018

Logistics Section Chief Type 2* LSC2

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

Logistics

2018

Aircraft Base Radio Operator ABRO

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

Air Operations

2018

Finance/Administration Section Chief Type 3* FSC3

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

Finance/ Administration

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

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

Single Engine Airtanker Manager SEMG

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.

Air Operations

2018

Helicopter Crewmember HECM

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

Air Operations

2018

Logistics Section Chief Type 3* LSC3

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

Logistics

2018

Planning Section Chief Type 1* PSC1

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

Planning

2018

Fixed Wing Parking Tender FWPT

Position created.

Air Operations

2018

Air Operations Branch Director* AOBD

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

Air Operations

2018

Public Information Officer Type 1* PIO1

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

Command

2018

Year: 2017
Position Position Code Change Functional Area Year
Task Force Leader TFLD

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

Operations

2017

Logistics Section Chief Type 1* LSC1

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

Logistics

2017

Prescribed Fire Burn Boss Type 2 RXB2

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

Prescribed Fire

2017

Strike Team Leader Engine STEN

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

Operations

2017

Safety Officer Type 1* SOF1

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.

Command

2017

Deck Coordinator DECK

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

Air Operations

2017

Incident Commander Type 2* ICT2

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.

Command

2017

Air Tanker/Fixed-Wing Coordinator ATCO

Position archived.

Air Operations

2017

Logistics Section Chief Type 2* LSC2

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

Logistics

2017

Safety Officer Type 2* SOF2

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

Command

2017

Aircraft Base Radio Operator ABRO

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

Air Operations

2017

Takeoff and Landing Coordinator TOLC

Position archived. 

Air Operations

2017

Liaison Officer* LOFR

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

Command

2017

Strike Team Leader Heavy Equipment STEQ

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

Operations

2017

Single Engine Airtanker Manager SEMG

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

Air Operations

2017

Strike Team Leader Crew STCR

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

Operations

2017

Year: 2016
Position Position Code Change Functional Area Year
Claims Specialist CLMS

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.

Finance/ Administration

2016

Compensation/Claims Unit Leader* COMP

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.

Finance/ Administration

2016

Task Force Leader TFLD

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

Operations

2016

Receiving/Distribution Manager RCDM

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

Logistics

2016

Operations Section Chief Type 1* OSC1

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

Operations

2016

Logistics Section Chief Type 1* LSC1

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

Logistics

2016

Incident Commander Type 3* ICT3

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

Command

2016

Compensation-for-Injury Specialist INJR

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.

Finance/ Administration

2016

Agency Representative AREP

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

Command

2016

Staging Area Manager STAM

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

Operations

2016

Ordering Manager ORDM

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

Logistics

2016

Support Branch Director* SUBD

 Removed “*designates agency established position qualifications.”

Logistics

2016

Finance/Administration Section Chief Type 3* FSC3

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

Finance/ Administration

2016

Service Branch Director SVBD

 Removed “*designates agency established position qualifications.”

Logistics

2016

Basic Faller 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).

Operations

2016

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