National Wildfire Coordinating Group

Strike Team Leader Crew

STCR decorative banner: Three photos depicting strike team leader position, two firefighters reviewing map, firefighter on radio, firefighters checking mobile devices.  STCR Position Description: The Strike Team Leader Crew directs two crews of the same Incident Command System (ICS) type in performing tactical missions on a division or segment of a division, on wildland fire incidents. The STCR supervises at the Single Resource Level and reports to a Division/Group Supervisor. The STCR works in the Operations functional area.

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STCR Qualification Requirements

Required Training

Required Experience

  • Satisfactory performance as a Crew Boss, Single Resource (CRWB)
  • AND Completion and Certification of NWCG a Strike Team Leader Crew (STCR) Position Task Book, PMS 311-10 (see note)

Note: The Task Force Leader (TFLD) and Strike Team Leader (STCR, STEQ, STEN) PTBs are combined. However, the positions are not combined. Strike Team Leader tasks are completed only once. The required experience for TFLD must be met before completing additional TFLD tasks.

Upon satisfactory performance in the prerequisite Single Resource Boss position, the specific Strike Team Leader PTB may be initiated. Once qualified as a Strike Team Leader, any additional Single Resource Boss qualifications will also qualify the individual in that corresponding Strike Team Leader position—without having to complete the Strike Team Leader PTB for the new position—once agency certification is documented on the PTB “verification/certification” page.

Physical Fitness Level: Arduous

Duties involve fieldwork requiring physical performance calling for above-average endurance and superior conditioning. These duties may include an occasional demand for extraordinarily strenuous activities in emergencies under adverse environmental conditions and over extended periods of time. Requirements include running, walking, climbing, jumping, twisting, bending, and lifting more than 50 pounds; the pace of work typically is set by the emergency situation.

These Positions Maintain Currency For STCR

  • Crew Boss, Single Resource (CRWB)
  • Division/Group Supervisor (DIVS)
  • Incident Commander Type 3 (ICT3)
  • Operation Section Chief Complex (OSCC)
  • Operations Section Chief Type 1 (OSC1)
  • Operations Section Chief Type 2 (OSC2)
  • Operations Section Chief Type 3, Wildland Fire (OPS3)
  • Prescribed Fire Burn Boss Type 1 (RXB1)
  • Prescribed Fire Burn Boss Type 2 (RXB2)
  • Safety Officer, Line (SOFR)
  • Strike Team Leader including (STEQ, STEN)
  • Structure Protection Specialist (STPS)
  • Task Force Leader (TFLD)

STCR Maintains Currency For These Positions

  • Crew Boss, Single Resource (CRWB)
  • Crew Representative (CREP)
  • Division/Group Supervisor (DIVS)
  • Firefighter Type 1 (FFT1)
  • Firefighter Type 2 (FFT2)
  • Incident Commander Type 3 (ICT3)
  • Incident Commander Type 4 (ICT4)
  • Operations Section Chief Type 3, Wildland Fire (OPS3)
  • Safety Officer, Line (SOFR)
  • Strike Team Leader including (STEQ, STEN)
  • Task Force Leader (TFLD)

Other Training Which Supports Development Of Knowledge And Skills




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