Task Force Leader

TFLD decorative banner: Four photos depicting task force leader position, firefighters at UTV, three firefighters reviewing paperwork, firefighter briefing, fire team reviewing maps. The Task Force Leader directs a combination of personnel, crews and different types of Incident Command System (ICS) equipment in performing tactical missions on a division or segment of a division, on wildland fire incidents. The TFLD supervises resources at the Single Resource Boss level and reports to a Division/Group Supervisor. TFLD Position Description: The TFLD 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.

TFLD Qualification Requirements,
2019

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 Strike Team Leader including (STCR, STEQ, STEN)*
  • AND Completion and Certification of NWCG Task Force Leader (TFLD) Position Task Book (PMS 311-10).

OR

  • Satisfactory performance in any two Single Resource Boss positions (one must be CRWB or ENGB),
  • AND Satisfactory performance as an Incident Commander Type 4 (ICT4)
  • AND Completion and Certification of NWCG Task Force Leader (TFLD) Position Task Book (PMS 311-10).

OR

  • Satisfactory performance in any two Strike Team Leader positions (STCR, STEQ, STEN)*

*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.

Exception: Once qualified as a Strike Team Leader (STCR, STEQ, or STEN), any additional Strike Team Leader qualification will also qualify the individual as Task Force Leader—without having to complete the Task Force Leader PTB.​

If a TFLD meets the prerequisite experience and qualifications of a STL, the appropriate STL qualification may be granted by the certifying official. Certification must be documented on a ‘verification/certification’ page of the TFLD PTB.”

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 TFLD

  • Division/Group Supervisor (DIVS)
  • Incident Commander Type 3 (ICT3)
  • Incident Commander Type 4 (ICT4)
  • 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, STEN)
  • Structure Protection Specialist (STPS)

TFLD Maintains Currency For These Positions

Other Training Which Supports Development Of Knowledge And Skills

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Page Last Modified / Reviewed: 
2019-09-27

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