National Wildfire Coordinating Group

Prescribed Fire Manager

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The prescribed fire manager (RXMG) is responsible for implementing and coordinating the assigned prescribed fire activities. A prescribed fire manager may be assigned during periods when multiple simultaneous prescribed fires are being conducted; when multiple prescribed fires will be conducted within a short time; or when there are numerous coordination activities with other organizations. The RXMG is responsible to the Agency Administrator (AA), Fire Management Officer (FMO), or local fire management organization. The RXMG works in the Prescribed Fire functional area.

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

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

May 2021

Added: Incident Position Description (IPD) approved.

Oct 2020

Position created. Replaces RXM1 and RXM2.


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