NWCG Project Priorities

The project list provides a transparent snapshot of the NWCG program of work, past, current, and future. The project list is not intended to be all-encompassing for daily staff work assignments, and it should be not assumed that projects will not move up or down in priority. The NWCG staff spreads daily work assignments across multiple priorities as the entire program of work moves forward.

  • Has multiple steps (tasks) and/or people involved.
  • Not day-to-day job-related work or ongoing maintenance, occurs outside daily work.
  • Has an end date, or requires significant work on a cyclical basis.
  • Requires more than a couple of days to complete.
  • Considered a significant revision or is a new publication or training course.
  • May include agency-specific request that comes to NWCG due to staff skillset.
  • Some NWCG projects have annual or biannual components and will be listed that way in the NWCG priorities list.  For example, WFSTAR modules are broken into two categories: Spring (Jan-June) and Fall (July-Dec). All modules being developed during the year will be included in one of these two categories.
  • Time Sensitive:
    • High - Immediate need; timing is critical.
    • Moderate – Some urgency, but not critical.
    • Low – No urgency.
  • Committee priority:
    • High – Steward has established this as a high priority.
    • Moderate – Steward has established this as a moderate priority.
    • Low – Steward has established this as a low priority.
  • Level of effort remaining:
    • High – Considerable level of work involved to finish project.
    • Moderate – Moderate level of work involved to finish project.
    • Low – Low level of work involved to finish project.
  • Size of audience:
    • High – 5001-10000.
    • Medium – 1001-5000.
    • Low – 1-1000.
  • Standards tied to a position? Y/N – Is this project tied to existing standards and/or is an existing standard.
  • Required training? Y/N – only applies to training courses; required in the NWCG Standards for Wildland Fire Position Qualifications, PMS 310-1.
  • Systems Improvement Effort? Y/N – Is this project tied to the development of a position performance package related to the Systems Improvement Effort?
  • Existing projects that need to be finished? Y/N – May not be the highest priority based on new criteria, but needs to get finished.
  • Current material significantly outdated or nonexistent? Y/N – essentially providing no or outdated information related to the training or standard.
  • Political sensitivity? Y/N – Deemed politically sensitive by NWCG Executive Board or multiple agencies.
  • NWCG Primary Staff (Program Manager, Coordinators, Training Program Manager, Publications Manager, Web Manager).
    • Convene monthly to update and reassess project priorities (additions, deletions, priority reassessment) (with Incident and Position Standards Committee (IPSC) and Training Delivery Committee (TDC) assigned representatives).
    • Present to Executive Board monthly for concurrence and maintain current priority list on website.
  • NWCG Committees
    • Submit new project requests to NWCG.
    • Provide input on priorities for the projects under their stewardship.
  • TDC
    • Collaborate with NWCG Training Program Manager on course revision priorities.
  • IPSC
    • Assist in setting priorities based on agency needs.
  • Executive Board
    • Review priorities monthly and provide input/readjustment as necessary.

Current Priorities List

Priority Project Title Date Added Target Date Comments
01 S-190, Intro to Wildland Fire Behavior (OLT) 20-06 22-06
02 NWCG Standards for Wildland Fire Position Qualifications, PMS 310-1 22-06 22-07
03 NWCG Guía de Bolsillo de Respuesta a Incidentes (GRI), PMS 461 ES 21-04 22-07
04 NWCG Incident Check-In Form, ICS 211 WF 22-02 22-06
05 6MFS Week Of Remembrance 2022 22-05 22-06
06 NWCG Standards for Electronic Documentation, PMS 277 22-04 22-06
07 NWCG NFES Catalog - Part 1: Fire Supplies and Equipment, PMS 449-1 22-05 22-06
08 NWCG Standards for Wildland Fire Chainsaw Operations, PMS 212 22-03 22-06
08 Faller 3 Incident Position Performance Package 22-01 23-01
09 Crew Boss Incident Position Performance Package 22-01 23-01 CRWB Submitted to contracting
10 IBC - Cost Breakdown Module 22-04 22-09 Approved FY21 budget request.
11 NWCG Guide for Wildland Fire Modules, PMS 431 22-05 22-07
12 FI-110 OLT, WFISC - Wildland Fire Observations and Origin Scene Protection for First Responders (OLT) 22-04 22-09 Approved FY22 budget request
13 NWCG GISS Workflow, PMS 936-1 22-06 22-06
13 NWCG Standards for Geospatial Operations, PMS 936 22-06 22-06
14 Fire Traffic Area Diagram & Aerial Supervision Standard Scripts, PMS 505d & PMS 505e 22-06 22-07
15 IBC - Compensation for Injury Module 22-04 22-09 Approved FY22 budget request.
16 IBC - Claims Module 22-04 22-09 Approved FY22 budget request.
17 SMOC: Planning and Responding to Smoke Video Contract 20-06 22-09 Approved FY21 budget request, validating funding availability.
18 RXB1/2 Incident Position Performance Package/Training Contract 20-12 22-08
19 RT-130, WFSTAR Modules (Spring 2022) 22-01 22-06
20 Delivering Tactical Decision Games Using Sand Table Exercises (DVD), PMS 468 22-01 22-06
21 WFLDP – Mack Lake Staff Ride 22-02 22-06
22 Loading course materials on web for download (required training) 20-05 22-07 COVID motivated priority; also cache inventory driven. 72% complete.
23 S-190 ES, Firefighter Training 20-12 22-08
24 Emergency Equipment Shift Ticket, OF 297 22-01 22-10
25 NWCG Standards for WUI Mitigation Practices 21-10 22-06
26 FI-310, Wildland Fire Investigation: Case Development 21-01 22-08
27 D-110, Expanded Dispatch Recorder 21-06 22-06 Transition to course template/certification
28 NWCG Standards for Fire Equipment Storage and Refurbishing, PMS 448 22-05 22-06
29 NWCG Pocket Guide for WUI Mitigation Practices 21-10 22-06
No Ranking Loading course materials on web for download (non-required training) 20-06 Ongoing
No ranking NWCG Guide to Fire Behavior Assessment, PMS 437-1 21-02 TBD
No ranking NWCG Best Practices for Incident Complexes 21-07 TBD
No Ranking MEDL Training Development 22-03 TBD
No Ranking Banded Entry Level Training (new S-110, Basic Wildland Fire Orientation) 21-07 TBD
No Ranking RT-130, SMOC: Planning and Responding to Smoke Video 20-06 TBD Approved FY21 budget request, validating funding availability.
No Ranking Faller 1/2 Incident Position Performance Package 21-12 TBD
No Ranking Fixed Wing Parking Tender Incident Position Performance Package 22-03 TBD
No ranking NWCG Standards for Operations Sections Chiefs 21-01 TBD
No Ranking NWCG Standards for Wildland Fire First Aid 22-02 TBD
No Ranking Next Gen PTB 22-04 TBD
No ranking NWCG Forms Project to OMB 19-05 TBD
No Ranking Medical Unit Leader Incident Position Performance Package 22-03 TBD
No Ranking S-130 ES, Introduction to Wildland Fire Behavior 21-03 TBD
No Ranking L-180 ES, Human Factors in the Wildland Fire Service 22-04 TBD
No ranking S-373/A-450, UAS Pilot (current ILT, may be blended) 20-06 TBD
No Ranking Leadership Levels 21-07 TBD Tasking is complete, need to incorporate into IPDs.

 

Completed Priorities List

Project Title Date Added Completion Date
NWCG Standards for Wildland Fire Position Qualifications, PMS 310-1 DONE 6/2022 22-04 22-06
NWCG Wildland Fire Position Qualification Flowchart, PMS 308 22-04 22-06
NWCG Standards for Water Scooping Operations, PMS 518 DONE 5/2022 22-04 22-06
Fixed Wing Parking Tender Standards, PMS 350-92 22-01 22-05
Medical Unit Leader Standards, PMS 350-34 22-03 22-05
NWCG Standards for Prescribed Fire Planning and Implementation Procedures, PMS 484 DONE 5/2022 22-04 22-05
NWCG Standards for Wildland Fire Position Qualifications, PMS 310-1, DONE 5/2022 22-05 22-05
NWCG Standards for Fire Unmanned Aircraft Systems Operations, PMS 515 22-02 22-04
NWCG Fire Traffic Area Diagram, PMS 505d 22-02 22-04
NWCG Wildland Fire Risk and Complexity Assessment, PMS 236 22-02 22-04
NWCG Standards for Unit Identification, PMS 931 22-03 22-04
HLCO/ATGS PTB, PMS 311-18 22-03 22-04
NWCG NFES Catalog - Part 2: Publications, PMS 449-2 22-03 22-04
NWCG Standards for Geospatial Operations, PMS 936 21-12 22-03
NWCG GISS Workflow, PMS 936-1 21-12 22-03
Interagency Emergency Helicopter Extraction Source List, PMS 512 22-02 22-03
NWCG High Pressure Portable Pump Instructions, PMS 460 21-10 22-03
NWCG Prescribed Fire Summary and Final Complexity Worksheet, PMS 424-1 22-02 22-03
GISS PTB, PMS 311-77 22-02 22-03
NWCG Standards for Wildland Fire Position Qualification, PMS 310-1 DONE 3/2022 22-03 22-03
NWCG Wildland Fire Position Qualification Flowchart, PMS 308 22-03 22-03
Creating IPDs 18-01 22-03
NWCG Glossary of Wildland Fire, PMS 205 22-01 22-02
Incident Response Pocket Guide, PMS 461 21-04 22-02
Preparedness Guide for Firefighters and Their Families, PMS 600 22-01 22-02
CRWB Incident Position Performance Package 20-12 22-01
MEDL Incident Position Performance Package 20-12 22-01
NWCG Standards for Wildland Fire Position Qualifications, PMS 310-1 DONE 01/2022 21-12 22-01
NWCG Wildland Fire Position Qualification Flowchart, PMS 308 21-12 22-01
Faller 3 Incident Position Performance Package 20-12 22-01
NWCG Standards for Aerial Supervision, PMS 505 21-12 22-01
NWCG Standards for Recognition of Prior Learning, PMS 309 21-06 22-01
FWPT Incident Position Performance Package 20-12 22-01
NWCG Prescribed Fire Plan Template, PMS 484-1 21-11 21-12
NWCG Standards for Wildland Fire Resource Typing, PMS 200 21-11 21-12
RT-130, WFSTAR Mental Health Module 20-06 21-12
RT-130, WFSTAR Modules (Fall 2021) 21-06 21-12
Agency-Specific PTBs (WMTM and WMTL) 21-11 21-12
S-130, Firefighter Training (ILT) 19-06 21-11
NWCG Wildland Fire Position Qualification Flowchart, PMS 308 21-08 21-10
NWCG Standards for Wildland Fire Position Qualifications, PMS 310-1 DONE 10/2021 21-08 21-10
RT-130, WFSTAR Helispot Operations Module 20-06 21-10
NWCG Glossary of Wildland Fire, PMS 205 21-06 21-09
P-310, Fire Prevention Education Team Member 20-01 21-09
FEMS Logo 21-08 21-09
INVF PTB, PMS 311-66 21-01 21-09
INVL PTB, PMS 311-90 21-01 21-09
Aviation Risk Management Workbook, PMS 530-1 20-06 21-09
Reference Materials for Becoming an L-Course Provider 21-06 21-09
MHSC Suicide Prevention Week 21-08 21-08
NWCG Standards for Chainsaw Operations, PMS 212 20-07 21-08
NWCG Standards for Geospatial Operations, PMS 936 and PMS 936-1 Updates 21-07 21-08
Rework Homepage Design to Include Social Media 21-07 21-07
RT-130, HTTSC: Chainsaw Ops Complexity Video 20-06 21-07
OF 297 and SF 261 (Fillable) 21-07 21-07
Move Resources to Homepage 21-07 21-07
NWCG Standards for Interagency Cooperator Type 2 and 3 Helicopters, PMS 525-1 21-07 21-07
NWCG Smoke and Roadway Safety Pocket Card, PMS 477-1 21-04 21-07
NWCG Standards for Fire Equipment Storage and Refurbishing, PMS 448 21-06 21-07
NWCG Standards for Water Scooping Operations, PMS 518 21-07 21-07
Week of Remembrance 2021 21-02 21-06
NWCG Aircraft Dispatch Form, PMS 250 21-05 21-06
RT-130, WFSTAR Modules (Spring 2021) 20-06 21-06
Support for FY21 Training Season (TDC Tasking Memo) 20-09 21-05
FI-110, Fire Investigation 21-01 21-05
NWCG Standards for Aviation Risk Management, PMS 530 21-02 21-05
NWCG Guide to Fire Weather Forecasts, PMS 425 21-02 21-05
RT-300, FUSC: Landscape Scale RX Fire Planning Video 20-06 21-05
Fire Weather Handbook (1974), PMS 425-1 21-02 21-05
NWCG Committee Homepages 20-06 21-05
NWCG Standards for Airtanker Base Operations, PMS 508 21-04 21-05
NFDRS Website - Moving from FireNet 19-10 21-04
NWCG Standards for Interagency Incident Business Management, PMS 902 21-03 21-04
Fire Behavior Field Reference Guide, PMS 437 21-02 21-04
Incident Behavior Form, PMS 934 21-04 21-04
NWCG NFES Part 2 Catalog, PMS 449-2 20-03 21-04
RT-130, WFSTAR Module 2020 Fire Year in Review 21-02 21-04
RT-130, WFSTAR Module NFDRS Overview 21-02 21-04
RT-130, WFSTAR Module UAS Operations 21-02 21-04
RT-130, Rework the site design 20-08 21-04
6MFS Edit All Entries 20-07 21-03
Move Safety Alerts From NIFC to NWCG 20-08 21-03
RT-130, WFSTAR Modules Military 21-02 21-03
NWCG Aviation Mishap Response Checklist, PMS 503 20-05 21-02
Performance Support Module pages 20-04 21-02
NWCG Standards for Aerial Ignition, PMS 501 20-05 21-01
S-131, Firefighter 1 18-01 20-12
NWCG EB Memo Project 20-08 20-12
Fix Printing Option for Position Pages, PMS 310-1 20-06 20-12
Post Wildfire Recovery Program Website - Moving from FireNet 19-01 20-12
NWCG Guide to Smoke Management on Prescribed Fires, PMS 420-3 18-04 20-12
NFES Catalog -- Part 2: Publications, PMS 449-2 20-10 20-10
NWCG Prescribed Fire Summary and Final Complexity Worksheet, PMS 424-1 20-01 20-10
Smoke and Roadway Safety Guide, PMS 477 19-08 20-10
NWCG Standards for Wildland Fire Position Qualifications, PMS 310-1 DONE 10/2020 20-08 20-10
NWCG Wildland Fire Position Qualification Flowchart, PMS 308 20-08 20-10
RXMG PTB, PMS 311-70 20-08 20-10
NWCG GISS Workflow, PMS 936-1 20-01 20-08
NWCG Standards for Fire Equipment Storage and Refurbishing, PMS 448 - Annual Update 20-06 20-08
Add Training Listing to All Committee/Subcommittee Pages 20-06 20-08
10 Standard Firefighting Orders & 18 Watch Out Situations, PMS 110 ES, 118 ES, 110-118 ES 19-10 20-08
FMB COVID Request (includes Mental Health Covid) 20-07 20-08
Guia de Repuesta de Incidentes Bolsillo (GRI / IRPG), PMS 461 ES 19-03 20-08
Create views to show change history for all positions, 1) by position, and 2) by year, PMS 310-1 20-07 20-08
Create archived position pages for all archived positions, PMS 310-1 20-07 20-08
NWCG Airtanker Base Directory, PMS 507 20-08 20-08
10 Standard Firefighting Orders & 18 Watch Out Situations, PMS 110, 118, 110-118 19-10 20-07
Move FMB website to NWCG including subgroups 20-07 20-07
S-420, Command and General Staff 20-07
Week of Remembrance 2020 20-05 20-06

 

 

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