National Wildfire Coordinating Group

Radio Operator

RADO decorative banner: photos depicting RADO position. RADO Position Description: The Radio Operator (RADO) works in the Communications Unit, under the Logistics Section. The immediate supervisor for the Radio Operator is the Incident Communications Center Manager who manages the Incident Communications Center (ICC). In the absence of an Incident Communications Center Manager, the Communications Unit Leader will supervise the Radio Operator position. The Communications Technician also works in the Communications Unit. Often the Communications Technician requests assistance from the Radio Operator to help clone and check out radios.

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RADO Qualification Requirements

Required Training

Required Experience

  • Completion and Certification of NWCG Radio Operator (RADO) Position Task Book, PMS 311-97

Physical Fitness Level: None Required

Position does not require a physical fitness level.

These Positions Maintain Currency For RADO

  • Aircraft Base Radio Operator (ABRO)
  • Communications Unit Leader (COML)
  • Incident Communications Center Manager (INCM)
  • Initial Attack Dispatcher (IADP)

RADO Maintains Currency For These Positions

  • Aircraft Base Radio Operator (ABRO)

Other Training Which Supports Development Of Knowledge And Skills




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