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: 2006
Position Position Code Change Functional Area Year
Firing Boss, Single Resource FIRB

The Ignition Specialist positions (RXI1& RXI2) have been replaced with the Firing Boss (FIRB) position.

Operations

2006

Incident Commander Type 5 ICT5

The Firefighter Type 1 (FFT1) and Incident Commander Type 5 (ICT5) Position Task Books have been combined. However, the positions have not been combined. The FFT1 tasks are completed only once; additional tasks must be completed to meet the ICT5 level. The FFT1 and ICT5 tasks can be completed simultaneously. The Required Experience is satisfactory performance as a Firefighter Type 2 (FFT2).

Command

2006

Ignition Specialist Type 1 RXI1

Position archived. Replaced with FIRB.

Prescribed Fire

2006

Ignition Specialist Type 2 RXI2

Position archived. Replaced with FIRB.

Prescribed Fire

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

Task Force Leader TFLD

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

Safety Officer, Type 3 SOF3

Position archived. Replaced with SOFR in PMS 310-1. Active as a DOI IPQG position.

Command

2006

Information Officer Type 2 IOF2

Position archived. Replaced with PIO2. 

Command

2006

Initial Attack Dispatcher IADP

Position created.

Dispatch

2006

Helicopter Manager HELM

Position created.

Air Operations

2006

Information Officer Type 3 IOF3

Position archived. Replaced with PIOF. 

Command

2006

Fire Prevention Education Team Member PETM

Position created.

Prevention and Investigation

2006

Single Engine Airtanker Manager SEMG

Position created.

Air Operations

2006

Wildland Fire Investigator INVF

Position created.

Prevention and Investigation

2006

Public Information Officer Type 1* PIO1

Position created. Replaced IOF1.

Command

2006

Fire Prevention Education Team Leader PETL

Position created.

Prevention and Investigation

2006

Structure Protection Specialist STPS

Position created.

Operations

2006

Fire Use Manager Type 1 FUM1

Position created.

Fire-Environment

2006

Incident Business Advisor Type 1 IBA1

Position created.

Finance/ Administration

2006

Fire Use Manager Type 2 FUM2

Position created.

Fire-Environment

2006

Public Information Officer Type 2* PIO2

Position created. Replaced IOF2.

Command

2006

Fire Use Manager FUMA

Position archived. Replaced with FUM1 and FUM2.

Fire-Environment

2006

Incident Business Advisor Type 2 IBA2

Position created.

Finance/ Administration

2006

Human Resource Specialist HRSP

Position created.

Planning

2006

Geographic Information System Specialist* GISS

Position Created.

Planning

2006

Helicopter Manager, Call-When-Needed HCWN

Position archived. Replaced with HELM.

Air Operations

2006

Information Officer Type 1 IOF1

Position archived. Replaced with PIO1.

Command

2006

Year: 2003
Position Position Code Change Functional Area Year
Crew Representative CREP

Number changed from S-205 to S-215.

Operations

2003

Year: 2002
Position Position Code Change Functional Area Year
Helicopter Manager (Old) HEMG

Position archived. 

Air Operations

2002

Year: 2000
Position Position Code Change Functional Area Year
Prescribed Fire Behavior Analyst RXFA

Position archived.

Prescribed Fire

2000

Prescribed Fire Behavior Specialist RXFS

Position archived. 

Prescribed Fire

2000

Prescribed Fire Behavior Monitor RXFM

Position archived. 

Prescribed Fire

2000

Long Term Fire Analyst LTAN

Position created.

Planning

2000

Year: 1999
Position Position Code Change Functional Area Year
Task Force Leader TFLD

Deleted S-330 (24 hrs.) and S-390 (16 hrs.) from required training.

Operations

1999

Area Command Aviation Coordinator ACAC

Required training added: S-620 (32 hrs).

Air Operations

1999

Engine Boss, Single Resource ENGB

Required training added: S-230, Crew Boss (Single Resource)(24 hrs), S-231, Engine Boss (Single Resource)(8 hrs), S-205, Fire Operations in the Urban Interface (28 hrs)

Operations

1999

Planning Section Chief Type 2* PSC2

Added S-420 Command & General Staff (32 hrs.)

Planning

1999

Area Commander ACDR

Required training added: S-620 – Area Command (32 hrs).

Command

1999

Strike Team Leader Crew STCR

Added S-205 (28 hrs) to required training.

Operations

1999

Division/Group Supervisor* DIVS

Required training added: S-339, Division/Group Supervisor (20 hrs)

Operations

1999

Helicopter Manager HELM

Removed course S-290 Intermediate Wildland fire Behavior (32 hrs.)

Air Operations

1999

Felling Boss, Single Resource FELB

Added S-230 (24 hrs.) and S-212 (28 hrs.) to Single Resource Boss Felling (FELB) required training.

Operations

1999

Operations Section Chief Type 1* OSC1

Added S-430 (16 hrs.) and S-420 (32 hrs.)

Operations

1999

Assistant Area Commander, Logistics ACLC

Added S-620 Area Command (32 hrs.)

Logistics

1999

Crew Representative CREP

Required training added: S-205 (28 hrs).

Operations

1999

Firing Boss, Single Resource FIRB

Added S-230 (24 hrs.) and S-234 (24 hrs.) to Single Resource Boss Firing required training.

Operations

1999

Food Unit Leader* FDUL

Added S-357 Food Unit Leader (32 hrs.)

Logistics

1999

Logistics Section Chief Type 2* LSC2

Added S-420 Command & General Staff (32 hrs.)

Logistics

1999

Crew Boss, Single Resource CRWB

Required Training added: S-230, Crew Boss (Single Resource) (24 hrs)

Operations

1999

Incident Commander Type 5 ICT5

Added PMS 427 (4 hrs.)

Command

1999

Assistant Area Commander, Planning ACPC

Required training added: S-620, Area Command (32 hrs)

Planning

1999

Incident Commander Type 2* ICT2

Added S-420 (32 hrs).

Command

1999

Expanded Dispatch Supervisory Dispatcher EDSP

Deleted S-190 Introduction to Wildland Fire Behavior (6 hrs.)

Dispatch

1999

Finance/Administration Section Chief Type 2* FSC2

Added S-420 Command & General Staff (32 hrs.)

Finance/ Administration

1999

Expanded Dispatch Supervisory Dispatcher EDSP

Position created.

Dispatch

1999

Safety Officer, Type 3 SOF3

Position created. 

Command

1999

Area Command Aviation Coordinator ACAC

Position created.

Air Operations

1999

Incident Communications Technician* COMT

Position created.

Logistics

1999

Air Operations Branch Director* AOBD

Position Created.

Air Operations

1999

Takeoff and Landing Coordinator TOLC

Position created. 

Air Operations

1999

Assistant Area Commander, Logistics ACLC

Position created.

Logistics

1999

Aircraft Dispatcher ACDP

Position created.

Dispatch

1999

Tractor/Plow Operator TPOP

Position archived. Active as an agency specific position. 

Operations

1999

Fire Behavior Analyst FBAN

Position created.

Planning

1999

Expanded Dispatch Coordinator CORD

Position created.

Dispatch

1999

Deck Coordinator DECK

Position created.

Air Operations

1999

Expanded Dispatch Recorder EDRC

Position created.

Dispatch

1999

Incident Commander Type 5 ICT5

Position created.

Command

1999

Assistant Area Commander, Planning ACPC

Position created.

Planning

1999

Fire Effects Monitor FEMO

Position created.

Planning

1999

Radio Operator RADO

Position created.

Logistics

1999

Expanded Dispatch Support Dispatcher EDSD

Position created.

Dispatch

1999

Fire Use Manager FUMA

Position created.

Fire-Environment

1999

Incident Dispatcher INDI

Position archived. Replaced with RADO.

Logistics

1999

Aircraft Base Radio Operator ABRO

Position created.

Air Operations

1999

Year: 1995
Position Position Code Change Functional Area Year
Holding Specialist HLDS

Position archived. 

Air Operations

1995

Prescribed Fire Burn Boss Type 1 RXB1

Position created. Part 2.

Prescribed Fire

1995

Prescribed Fire Manager Type 1 RXM1

Position created. Pt 2.

Prescribed Fire

1995

Prescribed Fire Crew Member RXCM

Position archived. Active as an agency specific position.

Prescribed Fire

1995

Prescribed Fire Manager Type 2 RXM2

Position created. Pt 2.

Prescribed Fire

1995

Prescribed Fire Behavior Analyst RXFA

Position created. Pt 2.

Prescribed Fire

1995

Prescribed Fire Behavior Specialist RXFS

Position created. Pt 2.

Prescribed Fire

1995

Prescribed Fire Behavior Monitor RXFM

Position created. Pt 2.

Prescribed Fire

1995

Ignition Specialist Type 1 RXI1

Position created. Pt 2.

Prescribed Fire

1995

Prescribed Fire Burn Boss Type 2 RXB2

Position created. Part 2.

Prescribed Fire

1995

Ignition Specialist Type 2 RXI2

Position created. Pt 2.

Prescribed Fire

1995

Year: 1993
Position Position Code Change Functional Area Year
Planning Section Chief Type 1* PSC1

Position created. 

Planning Section Chief (Multi-Branch), Planning Section Chief (Multi-Division) and Planning Section Chief (Multi-Leader) in 1984 PMS 310-1.

Planning

1993

Communications Unit Leader* COML

Position created.

Logistics

1993

Safety Officer Type 2* SOF2

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

Command

1993

Finance/Administration Section Chief Type 2* FSC2

Position created. 

Finance Section Chief (Multi-Branch), Finance Section Chief  (Multi-Division) and IFinance Section Chief  (Multi-Leader) in 1984 PMS 310-1.

Finance/ Administration

1993

Information Officer Type 1 IOF1

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

Command

1993

Information Officer Type 2 IOF2

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

Command

1993

Planning Section Chief Type 2* PSC2

Position created. 

Planning Section Chief (Multi-Branch), Planning Section Chief (Multi-Division) and Planning Section Chief (Multi-Leader) in 1984 PMS 310-1.

Planning

1993

Strike Team Leader Dozer STDZ

Position created. 

Operations

1993

Strike Team Leader Crew STCR

Position created. Task Force/Strike Team Leader in 1984 PMS 310-1.

Operations

1993

Equipment Time Recorder EQTR

Position created.

Finance/ Administration

1993

Information Officer Type 3 IOF3

Position created.

Command

1993

Mixmaster MXMS

Position removed from PMS 310-1.

Air Operations

1993

Documentation Unit Leader* DOCL

Position created.

Planning

1993

Felling Boss, Single Resource FELB

Position created.

Operations

1993

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