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: 2016
Position Position Code Change Functional Area Year
Incident Contract Project Inspector ICPI

Addition of Incident Contract Project Inspector (S-262) to Other Training Which Supports Development of Knowldege and Skills.

Finance/ Administration

2016

Operations Branch Director OPBD

 Removed “*designates agency established position qualifications.”

Operations

2016

Logistics Section Chief Type 3* LSC3

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

Logistics

2016

Strike Team Leader Crew STCR

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

Operations

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

Planning Section Chief Type 3* PSC3

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

Planning

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

Incident Commander Type 5 ICT5

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).

Command

2016

Logistics Section Chief Type 1* LSC1

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

Logistics

2016

Year: 2015
Position Position Code Change Functional Area Year
Logistics Section Chief Type 1* LSC1

Prerequisite experience modified as follows:

Satisfactory performance as a Logistics Section Chief Type 2 (LSC2).
     +
Completion and Certification of Position Task Book (311-33) as a Logistics Section Chief Type 1 (LSC1).
     OR
Satisfactory performance as a Operations Section Chief Type 1 (OSC1).
     +
Completion and Certification of Position Task Book (311-33) as a Logistics Section Chief Type 1 (LSC1) on a wildfire incident*.
     OR
Satisfactory performance as a Planning Section Chief Type 1 (PSC1).
     +
Completion and Certification of Position Task Book (311-33) as a Logistics Section Chief Type 1 (LSC1) on a wildfire incident*.
     OR
Satisfactory performance as a Safety Officer Type 1 (SOF1).
     +
Completion and Certification of Position Task Book (311-33) as a Logistics Section Chief Type 1 (LSC1) on a wildfire incident*.

Removal of Logistics Section Chief Type 1 (LSC3) from the These Positions Maintain Currency for LSC1 positions.
Addition of Area Commander (ACDR) for These Positions Maintain Currency for LSC1.
Addition of Service Branch Director (SVBD) for LSC1 Maintains Currency for These Positions.

Logistics

2015

Finance/Administration Section Chief Type 1* FSC1

Removal of Finance Section Chief Type 3 (FSC3) from These Positions Maintain Currency for FSC1 and from FSC1 Maintains Currency for These Positions.

Finance/ Administration

2015

Area Commander ACDR

Area Commander (ACDR). Addition of Logistics Section Chief Type 1 (LSC1) to ACDR Maintains Currency for these Positions.

Command

2015

Ordering Manager ORDM

Addition of ICS for Single Resources and Initial Action Incidents (ICS-200) as required training.
Transition Plan:

  • All qualified individuals will remain qualified. Individuals will be granted ICS-200 in responder’s records.
  • All trainee ORDM will be required to complete ICS-200 prior to position qualification.
Logistics

2015

Logistics Section Chief Type 2* LSC2

Prerequisite experience modified as follows:

Satisfactory performance as a Facilities Unit Leader (FACL).
     +
Completion and Certification of Position Task Book (311-33) as a Logistics Section Chief Type 2 (LSC2).
     OR
Satisfactory performance as a Ground Support Unit Leader (GSUL).
     +
Completion and Certification of Position Task Book (311-33) as a Logistics Section Chief Type 2 (LSC2).
     OR
Satisfactory performance as a Supply Unit Leader (SPUL).
     +
Completion and Certification of Position Task Book (311-33) as a Logistics Section Chief Type 2 (LSC2).
     OR
Satisfactory performance as a Logistics Section Chief Type 3 (LSC3).
     +
Completion and Certification of Position Task Book (311-33) as a Logistics Section Chief Type 2 (LSC2).
     OR
Satisfactory performance as an Operations Section Chief Type 2 (OSC2).
     +
Completion and Certification of Position Task Book (311-33) as a Logistics Section Chief Type 2 (LSC2) on a wildfire incident*.
     OR
Satisfactory performance as a Planning Section Chief Type 2 (PSC2).
     +
Completion and Certification of Position Task Book (311-33) as a Logistics Section Chief Type 2 (LSC2) on a wildfire incident*.
     OR
Satisfactory performance as a Safety Officer Type 1 (SOF2).
     +
Completion and Certification of Position Task Book (311-33) as a Logistics Section Chief Type 2 (LSC2) on a wildfire incident*.

Logistics

2015

Assistant Area Commander, Planning ACPC

Removal of Assistant Area Commander, Logistics (ACLC) from the ACPC Maintains Currency for These Positions.

Planning

2015

Incident Commander Type 3* ICT3

Addition of Advanced ICS (ICS-400) required training to align position with FEMA Type 3 standards.

Transition Plan:

  • All qualified individuals will remain qualified. Individuals will be granted ICS-400 in responder’s records.
  • All ICT3 trainees will be required to complete ICS-400 prior to position qualification.
Command

2015

Situation Unit Leader* SITL

Prerequisite experience modified as follows:
Completion and Certification of Position Task Book (311-24) as a Situation Unit Leader (SITL).

Planning

2015

Finance/Administration Section Chief Type 3* FSC3

Removal of Finance Section Chief Type 1 (FSC1) from These Positions Maintain Currency for FSC3 and from FSC3 Maintains Currency for These Positions.
Addition of the following language: FEMA PTBs are available on the NWCG website.

Finance/ Administration

2015

Public Information Officer Type 1* PIO1

Addition of bridging experience pathways for qualified OSC1, LSC1, and PSC1 to move into the PIO1 position.

Command

2015

Assistant Area Commander, Logistics ACLC

Removal of Assistant Area Commander, Planning (ACPC) from These Positions Maintain Currency for ACLC.

Logistics

2015

Planning Section Chief Type 2* PSC2

Prerequisite experience modified as follows:

Satisfactory performance as a Situation Unit Leader (SITL).
     +
Completion and Certification of Position Task Book (PMS 311-23) as a Planning Section Chief Type 2 (PSC2) on a wildfire incident.
     OR
Satisfactory performance as a Resources Unit Leader (RESL).
     +
Completion and Certification of Position Task Book (PMS 311-23) as a Planning Section Chief Type 2 (PSC2) on a wildfire incident.
     OR
Satisfactory performance as a Planning Section Chief Type 3 (PSC3).
     +
Completion and Certification of Position Task Book (PMS 311-23) as a Planning Section Chief Type 2 (PSC2) on a wildfire incident.
     OR
Satisfactory performance as an Operations Section Chief Type 2 (OSC2).
     +
Completion and Certification of Position Task Book (PMS 311-23) as a Planning Section Chief Type 2 (PSC2) on a wildfire incident*.
     OR
Satisfactory performance as a Logistics Section Chief Type 2 (LSC2).
     +
Completion and Certification of Position Task Book (PMS 311-23) as a Planning Section Chief Type 2 (PSC2) on a wildfire incident*.
     OR
Satisfactory performance as a Safety Officer Type 2 (SOF2).
     +
Completion and Certification of Position Task Book (PMS 311-23) as a Planning Section Chief Type 2 (PSC2) on a wildfire incident*.

Planning

2015

Incident Commander Type 1* ICT1

Removal of Incident Commander Type 3 (ICT3) from ICT1 Maintains Currency for These Positions.

Addition of Agency Representative (AREP) for ICT1 Maintains Currency for These Positions.

Command

2015

Firing Boss, Single Resource FIRB

Addition of Field Observer (FOBS) to FIRB Maintains Currency for These Positions.

Operations

2015

Finance/Administration Section Chief Type 2* FSC2

Prerequisite experience modified as follows:

Satisfactory performance as a Time Unit Leader (TIME).
     +
Completion and Certification of Position Task Book (311-46) as a Finance/Administration Section Chief Type 2 (FSC2).
     OR
Satisfactory performance as a Cost Unit Leader (COST).
     +
Completion and Certification of Position Task Book (311-46) as a Finance/Administration Section Chief Type 2 (FSC2).
     OR
Satisfactory performance as a Procurement Unit Leader (PROC).
     +
Completion and Certification of Position Task Book (311-46) as a Finance/Administration Section Chief Type 2 (FSC2).
     OR
Satisfactory performance as a Finance/Administration Section Chief Type 3 (FSC3).
     +
Completion and Certification of Position Task Book (311-46) as a Finance/Administration Section Chief Type 2 (FSC2).

Finance/ Administration

2015

Planning Section Chief Type 1* PSC1

Prerequisite Experience modified as follows:

Satisfactory performance as a Planning Section Chief Type 2 (PSC2).
     +
Completion and Certification of Position Task Book (PMS 311-23) as a Planning Section Chief Type 1 (PSC1) on a wildfire incident.
     OR
Satisfactory performance as an Operations Section Chief Type 1 (OSC1).
     +
Completion and Certification of Position Task Book (PMS 311-23) as a Planning Section Chief Type 1 (PSC1) on a wildfire incident.
     OR
Satisfactory performance as a Logistics Section Chief Type 1 (LSC1).
     +
Completion and Certification of Position Task Book (PMS 311-23) as a Planning Section Chief Type 1 (PSC1) on a wildfire incident.
     OR
Satisfactory performance as a Safety Officer Type 1 (SOF1).
     +
Completion and Certification of Position Task Book (PMS 311-23) as a Planning Section Chief Type 1 (PSC1) on a wildfire incident.

Removal of Planning Section Chief Type 3 (PSC3) from These Positions Maintain Currency for PSC1 positions and PSC1 Maintains Currency for These Positions.

Planning

2015

Public Information Officer Type 2* PIO2

Removal of Intermediate ICS for Expanding Incidents (ICS-300) and Advanced ICS (ICS-400) as required training.

Addition of bridging experience pathways for qualified OSC2, LSC2, and PSC2 to move into the PIO2 position.

Command

2015

Safety Officer Type 1* SOF1

Position created. Safety Officer in 1984 PMS 310-1.

Command

2015

Logistics Section Chief Type 3* LSC3

Removal of Logistics Section Chief Type 1 (LSC1) from the LSC3 Maintains Currency for These Positions.
Addition of Service Branch Director (SVBD) and Support Branch Director (SUBD) to These Positions Maintains Currency for LSC3.
Addition of the following language: FEMA PTBs are available on the NWCG website.

Logistics

2015

Incident Commander Type 2* ICT2

Addition of Agency Representative (AREP) to ICT2 Maintains Currency for These Positions.

Command

2015

Agency Representative AREP

Addition of Incident Commander Type 1 (ICT1) and Incident Commander Type 2 (ICT2) as Positions That Maintain Currency for AREP.

Command

2015

Planning Section Chief Type 3* PSC3

Changes to the footnote language:

The Planning Section Chief Type 3 (PSC3) position is also utilized in the DOI All Hazard Qualification System. The FEMA All Hazard Planning Section Chief PTB is appropriate for use with this position and is available on the NWCG website.

Planning

2015

Receiving/Distribution Manager RCDM

Addition of ICS for Single Resources and Initial Action Incidents (ICS-200) as required training.
Transition Plan:

  • All qualified individuals will remain qualified. Individuals will be granted ICS-200 in responder’s records.
  • All trainee RCDM will be required to complete ICS-200 prior to position qualification.
Logistics

2015

Operations Section Chief Type 1* OSC1

Removal of Operations Section Chief Type 3, Wildland Fire (OPS3) from These Positions Maintain Currency for OSC1 and from OSC1 Maintains Currency for These Positions.

Operations

2015

Operations Section Chief Type 3* OPS3

Removal of Operations Section Chief Type 1 (OSC1) from the OPS3 Maintains Currency for These Positions.

Removal of Safety Officer Type 1 (SOF1) from These Positions Maintain Currency for OPS3 and from OPS3 Maintains Currency for These Positions.

Operations

2015

Public Information Officer PIOF

Addition of Intermediate ICS for Expanding Incidents (ICS-300) and Advanced ICS (ICS-400) as required training to align position with FEMA Type 3 standards.
Transition Plan:

  • All qualified individuals will remain qualified. Individuals will be granted ICS-300 and ICS-400 in responder’s records at the time of implementation.
  • All PIOF trainees will be required to complete ICS-300 and ICS-400 prior to position qualification.
Command

2015

Safety Officer, Line SOFR

Addition of Advanced ICS (ICS-400) required training to align position with FEMA Type 3 standards.
Transition Plan:

  • All qualified SOFR individuals will remain qualified. Individuals will be granted ICS-400 in responder’s records.
  • All SOFR trainees will be required to complete ICS-400 prior to position qualification.
Command

2015

Incident Commander Type 4* ICT4

Addition of “except HMGB” to ICT4 Maintains Currency for These Positions.

Command

2015

Year: 2014
Position Position Code Change Functional Area Year
Operations Section Chief Type 3* OPS3

Position created.

Type 3 Position standards are being introduced to provide an agreed to minimum standard for National Mobilization and to help develop local capability.  Currently the PSC3, LSC3, and FSC3 positions are utilized by FEMA and the Department of the Interior All Hazard qualification program.

Operations

2014

Safety Officer Type 2* SOF2

Position Taskbook language updated to reflect the following: 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

2014

Incident Business Advisor Type 2 IBA2

Position archived. Replaced with INBA.

Finance/ Administration

2014

Basic Faller FAL3

Position created.

Established the Basic Faller (FAL3), Intermediate Faller (FAL2), and Advanced Faller (FAL1) positions. Transition plan and position taskbooks are available at the NWCG web site.

Operations

2014

Advanced Faller FAL1

Position created.

Established the Basic Faller (FAL3), Intermediate Faller (FAL2), and Advanced Faller (FAL1) positions. Transition plan and position taskbooks are available at the NWCG web site.

Operations

2014

Safety Officer, Line SOFR

Position Taskbook language updated to reflect the following: 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

2014

Intermediate Faller FAL2

Position created.

Established the Basic Faller (FAL3), Intermediate Faller (FAL2), and Advanced Faller (FAL1) positions. Transition plan and position taskbooks are available at the NWCG web site.

Operations

2014

Finance/Administration Section Chief Type 3* FSC3

Position created.

Type 3 Position standards are being introduced to provide an agreed to minimum standard for National Mobilization and to help develop local capability.  Currently the PSC3, LSC3, and FSC3 positions are utilized by FEMA and the Department of the Interior All Hazard qualification program.

NWCG recognizes the ability of cooperating agencies at the local level to jointly define and accept each other’s qualifications for initial attack, extended attack, large fire operations, and prescribed fire.

Position qualification pathways for the LSC3, PSC3, and FSC3 positions include both equivalency and position task book alternatives for position qualification.   FEMA position task books will be utilized for these positions and are available at training.fema.gov/position%20specific%20taskbooks/taskbook_list.asp.

Finance/ Administration

2014

Incident Business Advisor INBA

Position created.

The IBA1 and IBA2 positions have been combined to form the Incident Business Advisor (INBA) position.  The associated transition plan and position taskbook are available on the NWCG web site.

Finance/ Administration

2014

Logistics Section Chief Type 3* LSC3

Position created.

Type 3 Position standards are being introduced to provide an agreed to minimum standard for National Mobilization and to help develop local capability.  Currently the PSC3, LSC3, and FSC3 positions are utilized by FEMA and the Department of the Interior All Hazard qualification program.

NWCG recognizes the ability of cooperating agencies at the local level to jointly define and accept each other’s qualifications for initial attack, extended attack, large fire operations, and prescribed fire.

Position qualification pathways for the LSC3PSC3, and FSC3 positions include both equivalency and position task book alternatives for position qualification.   FEMA position task books will be utilized for these positions and are available at training.fema.gov/position%20specific%20taskbooks/taskbook_list.asp.

Logistics

2014

Incident Business Advisor Type 1 IBA1

Position archived. Replaced with INBA.

Finance/ Administration

2014

Planning Section Chief Type 3* PSC3

Position created.

Type 3 Position standards are being introduced to provide an agreed to minimum standard for National Mobilization and to help develop local capability.  Currently the PSC3, LSC3, and FSC3 positions are utilized by FEMA and the Department of the Interior All Hazard qualification program.

NWCG recognizes the ability of cooperating agencies at the local level to jointly define and accept each other’s qualifications for initial attack, extended attack, large fire operations, and prescribed fire.

Position qualification pathways for the LSC3PSC3, and FSC3 positions include both equivalency and position task book alternatives for position qualification.   FEMA position task books will be utilized for these positions and are available at training.fema.gov/position%20specific%20taskbooks/taskbook_list.asp.

Planning

2014

Year: 2013
Position Position Code Change Functional Area Year
Safety Officer Type 2* SOF2

Addition of Operations Section Chief Type 2 (OSC2) to the positions that maintain currency.

Command

2013

Task Force Leader TFLD

Addition of the following qualification pathway for required experience:
Satisfactory performance in any two Strike Team Leader positions (STCR, STEQ, STEN).

Operations

2013

Air Tactical Group Supervisor* ATGS

Addition of Agency Approved (CRM) Training and Triennial Air Tactical Group Supervisor refresher training (RT-378).

Air Operations

2013

Year: 2012
Position Position Code Change Functional Area Year
Infrared Interpreter IRIN

Included the Infrared Interpreter (IRIN) position. IRIN Transition Plan can be found at https://www.nwcg.gov/publications/310-1/pms-310-1-historical-documents.

Planning

2012

Firefighter Type 1 (Squad Boss)* FFT1

Added S-219, Firing Operations “Other Training Which Supports Development of Knowledge & Skills.”

Operations

2012

Incident Contract Project Inspector ICPI

Position created.

Established the Incident Contract Project Inspector (ICPI). ICPI Implementation Transmittal can be found at https://www.nwcg.gov/publications/310-1/pms-310-1-historical-documents.

Finance/ Administration

2012

Helicopter Manager, Single Resource HMGB

Added A-110, Aviation Transportation of Hazardous Materials training as a triennial requirement. Completion of A-110 is required prior to Position Task Book initiation. A-110 training is available at https://www.iat.gov/training/searchcourse_overview.asp?cid=1005.

Air Operations

2012

Year: 2011
Position Position Code Change Functional Area Year
Medical Unit Leader* MEDL

Updated MEDL requirements to reflect the current EMT qualification position requirement.

Logistics

2011

Incident Training Specialist TNSP

Changed the name of TNSP to Incident Training Specialist to distinguish between the career Training Specialist and the Incident Training Specialist for which the course was designed.

Updated Training Specialist language:

Provide NWCG Training with feedback regarding training and qualifications issues related to Trainees, such as lack of basic knowledge of the job/position as a result of the NWCG training course they recently participated in as a prerequisite for their trainee position. 

Planning

2011

Public Information Officer Type 2* PIO2

Updated required experience for PIO2 from Successful to Satisfactory performance as a PIOF.

Updated PIO2 information on the position flow chart.

Command

2011

Tractor/Plow Boss TRPB

Position archived. Replaced with HEQB.

Operations

2011

Public Information Officer PIOF

Added Introduction to Incident Information (S-203), Introduction to ICS (ICS-100), Wildland Fire Service (L-180), Introduction to Wildland Fire Behavior (S-190), Firefighter Training (S-130), Human Factors in the and Annual Fireline Safety Refresher (RT-130) as Required Training.

Command

2011

Liaison Officer* LOFR

Updated Required Experience and removed from the list of Positions without NWCG Position Task Books.

Command

2011

Prescribed Fire Burn Boss Type 1 RXB1

Updated RX-510 course name.

Prescribed Fire

2011

Long Term Fire Analyst LTAN

Added Intermediate Fire Danger Rating System (S-491) as Required Training.

Planning

2011

Strike Team Leader Dozer STDZ

Position archived. Task Force/Strike Team Leader in 1984 PMS 310-1. Replaced with STEQ.

Operations

2011

Wildland Fire Investigation Team Member INTM

Added Wildland Fire Investigation: Civil Case Management (FI-311) to Other Training Which Supports Development of Knowledge and Skills.

Prevention and Investigation

2011

Public Information Officer Type 1* PIO1

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

Command

2011

Strike Team Ldr Tractor/Plow STPL

Position archived. Task Force/Strike Team Leader in 1984 PMS 310-1. Replaced with STEQ.

Operations

2011

Dozer Boss DOZB

Position archived. Replaced with HEQB.

Operations

2011

Wildland Fire Investigator INVF

Updated Other Position Assignments that will Maintain Currency.

Prevention and Investigation

2011

Public Information Officer Type 2* PIO2

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

Added PIOF as Required Experience.

Command

2011

Strategic Operational Planner SOPL

Updated Required Experience to include both RXB2 and DIVS.

Planning

2011

Heavy Equipment Boss, Single Resource HEQB

Position created.

Combined DOZB and TRPB positions into a Heavy Equipment Boss (HEQB) position.

Operations

2011

Strike Team Leader Heavy Equipment STEQ

Position created.

Combined STDZ and STPL positions into a Strike Team Heavy Equipment (STEQ) position.

Operations

2011

Helicopter Crewmember HECM

Added Aviation Transportation of Hazardous Material (A-110) to Required Training as a triennial requirement.

Air Operations

2011

Year: 2010
Position Position Code Change Functional Area Year
Liaison Officer* LOFR

Add Position Task Book requirement per NWCG Memorandum 10-022.

Command

2010

Long Term Fire Analyst LTAN

Add S-491, Intermediate National Fire Danger Rating System, as required training for the LTAN position.

Planning

2010

Year: 2009
Position Position Code Change Functional Area Year
Fire Use Manager Type 2 FUM2

Position archived. Replaced with SOPL.

Fire-Environment

2009

Helicopter Crewmember HECM

HECM Position Task Book (311-22)  was modified to include additional behaviors, tasks and task codes for helispot operations.

Air Operations

2009

Long Term Fire Analyst LTAN

LTAN training requirements were modified to include S-495, replacing S-492 and S-493.

Planning

2009

Field Observer FOBS

FEMO and FOBS Position Task Books were combined into one Position Task Book (311-30)  but the positions have not been combined. Specific direction is in the transition plan which can be found on the NWCG Publication Management System (Qualifications) web site: /publications/310-1/pms-310-1-historical-documents.

Planning

2009

Fire Effects Monitor FEMO

FEMO and FOBS Position Task Books were combined into one Position Task Book (311-30)  but the positions have not been combined. Specific direction is in the transition plan which can be found on the NWCG Publication Management System (Qualifications) web site: /publications/310-1/pms-310-1-historical-documents.

Planning

2009

Fire Use Manager Type 1 FUM1

Position archived. Replaced with SOPL.

Fire-Environment

2009

Strategic Operational Planner SOPL

Position created.

FUM1/2 position codes have been converted to one position titled Strategic Operational Planner (SOPL). This position has been moved to the Planning Section. Currently qualified FUM1/2 will be converted to SOPL. FUM1 trainee will be converted to SOPL. FUM2 trainee will be converted to SOPL trainee. Specific direction is in the transition plan which can be found on the NWCG Publication Management System (Qualifications) web site:
/publications/310-1/pms-310-1-historical-documents.

Planning

2009

Year: 2008
Position Position Code Change Functional Area Year
Engine Boss, Single Resource ENGB

A Skills Crosswalk comparing National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) standards for structural firefighters with National Wildfire Coordinating Group (NWCG) wildland firefighter skills has been developed for the FFT2, FFT1, ENGB, and STEN positions.

Operations

2008

Deck Coordinator DECK

The prerequisite Required Experience is Helicopter Crewmember (HECM) and Takeoff and Landing Coordinator (TOLC).

Air Operations

2008

Firefighter Type 2 (Crewmember)* FFT2

The Firefighter Type 2 (FFT2) PTB has been eliminated and will be replaced with a Job Aid.

Operations

2008

Helicopter Boss HELB

Position archived. Replaced with HMGB.

Air Operations

2008

Helicopter Manager HELM

Position archived. Replaced with HMGB.

Air Operations

2008

Situation Unit Leader* SITL

The prerequisite Required Experience for Situation Unit Leader (SITL) is Incident Commander Type 4 (ICT4).

Planning

2008

Wildland Fire Investigation Team Member INTM

Position created.

Prevention and Investigation

2008

Incident Commander Type 4* ICT4

Any Single Resource Position (CRWB, DOZB, ENGB, FELB, FIRB, TRPB, HMGB) meets the prerequisite experience for Incident Commander Type 4 (ICT4).

Command

2008

Helicopter Manager, Single Resource HMGB

Position created.

The Helicopter Boss, Single Resource (HELB) and Helicopter Manager (HELM) positions have been combined and replaced by the position of Helicopter Manager, Single resource (HMGB). This position is included in the Single Resource Boss Position Task Book (311-13).

Air Operations

2008

Year: 2006
Position Position Code Change Functional Area Year
Division/Group Supervisor* DIVS

Additional Required Experience option which includes satisfactory performance as an Incident Commander Type 4 (ICT4)
+
any two Strike Team Leader positions (one must be either Strike Team Leader Engine [STEN] or Strike Team Leader Crew [STCR]).

Operations

2006

Public Information Officer PIOF

Position created.

The title of Information Officer Type 3 (IOF3) has been changed to Public Information Officer (PIOF). This position is entry level, is not a prerequisite for higher qualifications, and is not tied to the complexity of an incident.

Command

2006

Safety Officer, Line SOFR

Position created.

The title of the Safety Officer Type 3 position has been changed to Safety Officer, Line (SOFR). This position is entry level, is not a prerequisite for higher qualifications, and is not tied to the complexity of an incident.

Command

2006

Strike Team Leader Engine STEN

The Task Force Leader (TFLD) and Strike Team Leader (STDZ, STEN, STCR, STPL) Position Task Books (PTB)(311-10) have been combined. However, the positions have not been combined. Strike Team Leader tasks are completed only once. The Required Experience for TFLD must be met prior to completing additional TFLD tasks. Upon satisfactory performance in the prerequisite single resource boss position, the specific strike team leader task book may be initiated. Once qualified as a Strike Team Leader, any additional single resource boss qualifications will also qualify the individual in that corresponding strike team leader position—without having to complete the Strike Team Leader PTB for the new position—once agency certification is documented on the PTB Certification page.

Operations

2006

Ignition Specialist Type 1 RXI1

Position archived. Replaced with FIRB.

Prescribed Fire

2006

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