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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Supply Unit Leader (SPUL)Qualified As:ORDM + RCDMRequired Training:ICS-200ICS-300IS-800Fitness: N Service Branch Director (SVBD)Qualified As:LSC2Required Training:NoneFitness: N Support Branch Director (SUBD)Qualified As:LSC2Required Training:NoneFitness: N Facilities Unit Leader (FACL)Qualified As:BCMGRequired Training:ICS-300IS-800Fitness: N Ground Support Unit Leader (GSUL)Qualified As:EQPMRequired Training:ICS-300IS-800Fitness: N Medical Unit Leader (MEDL)Qualified As:CurrentEMT certificationRequired Training:ICS-100ICS-200ICS-300IS-700IS-800S-359Fitness: N Logistics Section Chief Type 3 (LSC3)Qualified As:None or SPUL orFACL orGSUL or ICT3Required Training:ICS-400 IS-700Fitness: N Food Unit Leader (FDUL)Qualified As:NoneRequired Training:ICS-100ICS-200ICS-300IS-700IS-800S-357Fitness: N Communications Unit Leader (COML)Qualified As:COMT + INCMRequired Training:ICS-300IS-800Fitness: N Equipment Manager (EQPM)Qualified As:NoneRequired Training:ICS-100ICS-200IS-700Fitness: N Security Manager (SECM)Qualified As:NoneRequired Training:ICS-100ICS-200IS-700Fitness: N Incident Communications Center Manager (INCM)Qualified As:RADORequired Training:ICS-200Fitness: N Radio Operator (RADO) Qualified As:NoneRequired Training:ICS-100IS-700 RT-130Fitness: N Ordering Manager (ORDM)Qualified As:NoneRequired Training:ICS-100ICS-200IS-700Fitness: N Receiving/Distribution Manager (RCDM)Qualified As:NoneRequired Training:ICS-100IS-700Fitness: N Incident Communications Technician (COMT)Qualified As:NoneRequired Training:ICS-100IS-700RT-130Fitness: L Logistics Section Chief Type 2 (LSC2)Qualified As:FACL orGSUL orSPUL orLSC3 or*OSC2 or*PSC2 or*SOF2 Required Training:ICS-400S-420 or L-481Fitness: N Base/Camp Manager (BCMG)Qualified As:NoneRequired Training:ICS-100ICS-200IS-700Fitness: L

For information on how to interpret this chart, please review Position and Qualifications Chart Guidance.

RADO Qualification Requirements,
2019

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

  • Basic Firefighter Training:
    • Firefighter Training (S-130)
    • Human Factors in the Wildland Fire Service (L-180)
    • Introduction to Wildland Fire Behavior (S-190)
  • Radio Operator (J-158)‚Äč
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2019-10-01

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