National Wildfire Coordinating Group

Planning Section Chief Type 1

PSC1 decorative banner: photos depicting PSC1 position. PSC1 Position Description: The Planning Section Chief (PSC1), a member of the General Staff, is responsible for collecting, evaluating, disseminating, and using information about the development of the incident, status of resources, and demobilization of the incident.

Information is needed to understand the current situation, predict probable course of incident events, prepare alternative strategies and control operations for the incident, and provide for an orderly and economical demobilization of the incident.

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PSC1 Qualification Requirements

Required Training

Required Experience

  • Satisfactory performance as a Planning Section Chief Type 2 (PSC2)
  • AND Completion and Certification of NWCG Planning Section Chief Type 1 (PSC1) Position Task Book, PMS 311-23

OR

  • Satisfactory performance as an Operations Section Chief Type 1 (OSC1)
  • AND Completion and Certification of NWCG Planning Section Chief Type 1 (PSC1) Position Task Book, PMS 311-23*

OR

  • Satisfactory performance as a Logistics Section Chief Type 1 (LSC1)
  • AND Completion and Certification of NWCG Planning Section Chief Type 1 (PSC1) Position Task Book, PMS 311-23*

OR

  • Satisfactory performance as a Safety Officer Type 1 (SOF1)
  • AND Completion and Certification of NWCG Planning Section Chief Type 1 (PSC1) Position Task Book, PMS 311-23*

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

Physical Fitness Level: None Required

Position does not require a physical fitness level.

These Positions Maintain Currency For PSC1

  • Area Commander (ACDR)
  • Assistant Area Commander, Planning (ACPC)
  • Incident Commander Complex (ICCI)
  • Incident Commander Type 1 (ICT1)
  • Planning Section Chief Complex (PSCC)
  • Planning Section Chief Type 2 (PSC2)

PSC1 Maintains Currency For These Positions

  • Assistant Area Commander, Planning (ACPC)
  • Incident Commander Complex (ICCI)
  • Incident Commander Type 1 (ICT1)
  • Incident Commander Type 2 (ICT2)
  • Planning Section Chief Complex (PSCC)
  • Planning Section Chief Type 2 (PSC2)
  • Resources Unit Leader (RESL)
  • Situation Unit Leader (SITL)
  • Status/Check-In Recorder (SCKN)

Other Training Which Supports Development Of Knowledge And Skills

  • None

This is an inherently wildland fire position and has no endorsement. All-hazards Planning Section Chief Type 1 will need to meet the wildland fire position qualification requirements.

Alternative Pathways to NWCG Qualification

 

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Page Last Modified / Reviewed: 
2023-03-24

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