Strike Team Leader Engine

STEN decorative banner: Three photos depicting strike team leader engine, fire engines with lights, fire rigs in sagebrush, firefighter standing next to engine. STEN Position Description: The Strike Team Leader Engine directs five engines of the same Incident Command System (ICS) type performing tactical missions on a division or segment of a division, on wildland fire incidents. The STEN supervises resources at the Single Resource Boss level and reports to a Division/Group Supervisor. The STEN works in the Operations functional area.

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Engine Boss, Single Resource (ENGB)Qualified As:FFT1Required Training:ICS-200RT-130S-230S-290Fitness: A Heavy Equipment Boss, Single Resource (HEQB)Qualified As:FFT1Required Training:ICS-200RT-130S-230S-290Fitness: A Felling Boss, Single Resource (FELB)Qualified As:FFT1Required Training:ICS-200RT-130S-230S-290Fitness: A Structure Protection Specialist (STPS)Qualified As:DIVSorICT3Required Training:RT-130Fitness: M Operations SectionChief Type 3 (OPS3)Qualified As:DIVSorICT3Required Training:ICS-400RT-130Fitness: A Crew Boss, Single Resource (CRWB)Qualified As:FFT1Required Training:ICS-200RT-130S-230S-290Fitness: A Strike Team Leader Engine (STEN)Qualified As:ENGBRequired Training:ICS-300IS-800RT-130S-215S-330Fitness: M Operations Section Chief Type 2 (OSC2)Qualified As:DIVSRequired Training:ICS-400RT-130S-420 or L-481Fitness: M Strike Team Leader Heavy Equipment (STEQ)Qualified As:HEQBRequired Training:ICS-300IS-800RT-130S-215S-330Fitness: M Strike Team Leader Crew (STCR)Qualified As:CRWBRequired Training:ICS-300IS-800RT-130S-215S-330Fitness: A Operations Branch Director (OPBD)Qualified As:OSC2Required Training:RT-130Fitness: M Firing Boss, Single Resource (FIRB)Qualified As:FFT1Required Training:ICS-200RT-130S-230S-290Fitness: M Task Force Leader (TFLD)Qualified As:Any STLorany 2 SRB (one must be CRWB or ENGB) + ICT4Required Training:ICS-300IS-800RT-130S-215S-330Fitness: A Division/Group Supervisor (DIVS)Qualified As:TFLDorICT3orICT4 + any 2 STL (one must be STCR or STEN)Required Training:RT-130S-339S-390Fitness: A Firefighter Type 2 (FFT2)Qualified As:NoneRequired Training:ICS-100IS-700L-180RT-130S-130S-190Fitness: A Firefighter Type 1 (FFT1)Qualified As:FFT2Required Training:RT-130S-131Fitness: A Staging Area Manager (STAM)Qualified As:NoneRequired Training:ICS-100ICS-200IS-700Fitness: L Crew Representative (CREP)Qualified As:CRWBRequired Training:RT-130Fitness: M Advanced Faller (FAL1)Qualified As:FAL2Required Training:RT-130Fitness: A Intermediate Faller (FAL2)Qualified As:FAL3Required Training:RT-130Fitness: A Basic Faller (FAL3)Qualified As:FFT2Required Training:RT-130S-212Fitness: A

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

STEN Qualification Requirements,
2020

Required Training

  • Intermediate ICS for Expanding Incidents (ICS-300)
  • NRF: An Introduction (IS-800)
  • Wildland Fire Safety Training Annual Refresher (WFSTAR) (RT-130)
  • Fire Operations in the Wildland/Urban Interface (S-215)
  • Task Force/Strike Team Leader (S-330)

Required Experience

  • Satisfactory performance as an Engine Boss, Single Resource (ENGB)
  • AND Completion and Certification of NWCG Strike Team Leader Engine (STEN) Position Task Book (PMS 311-10)*

*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: Moderate

Duties involve fieldwork requiring complete control of all physical faculties and may include considerable walking over irregular ground, standing for long periods of time, lifting 25 to 50 pounds, climbing, bending, stooping, squatting, twisting, and reaching. Occasional demands may be required for moderately strenuous activities in emergencies over long periods. Individuals usually set their own work pace.

These Positions Maintain Currency For STEN

  • Division/Group Supervisor (DIVS)
  • Engine Boss, Single Resource (ENGB)
  • Incident Commander Type 3 (ICT3)
  • 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 (STCR, STEQ)
  • Structure Protection Specialist (STPS)
  • Task Force Leader (TFLD)

STEN Maintains Currency For These Positions

  • Division/Group Supervisor (DIVS)
  • Engine Boss, Single Resource (ENGB)
  • 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 (STCR, STEQ)
  • Task Force Leader (TFLD)

Other Training Which Supports Development Of Knowledge And Skills

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2019-10-18

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