National Wildfire Coordinating Group

Prescribed Fire Burn Boss Type 2

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The Prescribed Fire Burn Boss Type 2 (RXB2) ensures that all prescribed fire plan specifications are met before, during, and after a low or moderate complexity prescribed fire. The RXB2 is responsible to the Agency Administrator, prescribed fire manager, Fire Management Officer (FMO), or local fire management organization for implementing the prescribed fire plan. The RXB2 works in the Prescribed Fire functional area.

All prescribed fire operations shall be conducted in accordance with the NWCG Standards for Prescribed Fire Planning and Implementation, PMS 484, and applicable federal, state, and tribal policies.

The RXB2 performs position duties commensurate with Type 2 incident complexity and characteristics stated in the Interagency Standards for Fire and Fire Aviation Operations (Red Book).

Prescribed Fire Manager (RXMG) Prescribed Fire Burn Boss Type 2 (RXB2) Prescribed Fire Burn Boss Type 1 (RXB1)

The Forest Service and Department of Interior are enabled by Administratively Determined Pay Plans (AD Pay Plans) to hire persons for temporary duration for the following reasons:

  1. To cope with a sudden and unexpected emergency caused by a fire, or extreme fire potential, flood, storm, or any other all-hazard emergency that threatens damage to federally protected property, has the potential to cause loss of life, serious injury, public health risk, or damage to natural or cultural resources unless brought under immediate control.
  2. To provide emergency assistance to States under formalized agreements.
  3. To meet mission assignments issued by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).

The National Wildfire Coordinating Group (NWCG) Incident Business Committee (IBC) reviews positions annually and establishes pay rate classifications for each position.

For more information on the AD Pay Plans, go to

Oct 2020

Updated: Prescribed Fire Manager (RXMG) replaces Prescribed Fire Manager Type 1 (RXM1) and Prescribed Fire Manager Type 2 (RXM2) as "These positions maintain currency for RXB2." 

Jul 2020

Added: Incident Position Description (IPD) approved.

Oct 2017

Added: Smoke Management Techniques (RX-410) to Required Training.

Feb 1995

Position created. Part 2.


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