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  • Current material significantly outdated or nonexistent? Y/N – essentially providing no or outdated information related to the training or standard.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 Crew Boss Incident Position Performance Package 22-01 23-03
02 RXB1/2 Incident Position Performance Package/Training Contract 20-12 23-03
03 Faller 3 Incident Position Performance Package 22-01 23-06
04 Medical Unit Leader Incident Position Performance Package 22-03 23-12
05 Faller 1 Incident Position Performance Package 21-12 23-12
06 Faller 2 Incident Position Performance Package 21-12 23-12
07 Fixed Wing Parking Tender Incident Position Performance Package 22-03 24-02
08 NWCG Standards for Wildland Fire Position Qualifications, PMS 310-1 22-12 23-01 Annual Update
09 NWCG Standards for Wildland Fire First Aid, PMS 560 22-02 23-04
10 NWCG Standards for Aerial Supervision, PMS 505, NFES 2544 22-11 23-01
11 FI-110 OLT, WFISC - Wildland Fire Observations and Origin Scene Protection for First Responders (OLT) 22-04 23-03 Approved FY22 budget request
12 New Generation Fire Shelter Portal, PMS 411 22-12 23-03
13 NWCG Guide to Fire Behavior Assessment, PMS 437-1 21-02 23-02
14 SMOC: Planning and Responding to Smoke Video Contract 20-06 23-09 Approved FY21 budget request, validating funding availability.
15 NWCG Standards for Mitigation in the Wildland Urban Interface, PMS 052 21-10 23-04
16 S-390, Introduction to Wildland Fire Behavior Calculations 22-11 23-11
17 Loading course materials on web for download (required training) 20-05 23-03 COVID motivated priority; also cache inventory driven. 72% complete.
18 NWCG Standards for Helicopter Operations, PMS 510 22-12 23-04
19 Update to include Virtual Delivery of NWCG Courses to NWCG Standards for Course Delivery, PMS 901-1 22-09 23-04
20 S-490, Advanced Fire Behavior Calculations 22-11 23-12
21 RT-130, WFSTAR Modules (Spring 2023) 22-12 23-04
22 NWCG Staff Ride Guide, PMS 470 22-12 23-04
No Ranking X-900 OLT, Investigation of Powerline Caused Wildland Fires 22-07 TBD Approved FY22 budget request.
No Ranking FI-310, Wildland Fire Investigation: Case Development 21-01 TBD
No Ranking MEDL Training Development 22-03 TBD
No Ranking S-130 ES, Introduction to Wildland Fire Behavior 21-03 TBD
No Ranking Leadership Levels 21-07 TBD Tasking is complete, need to incorperate into IPDs (EDG) after migration to Drupal 9.
No Ranking Emergency Equipment Shift Ticket, OF 297 22-01 TBD
No ranking NWCG Best Practices for Incident Complexes 21-07 TBD
No Ranking IBC - Compensation for Injury Module 22-04 TBD Approved FY22 budget request.
No Ranking Loading course materials on web for download (non-required training) 20-06 TBD
No Ranking IBC - Claims Module 22-04 TBD Approved FY22 budget request.
No ranking S-373/A-450, UAS Pilot (current ILT, may be blended) 20-06 TBD
No Ranking NWCG Pocket Guide for WUI Mitigation Practices 21-10 TBD
No Ranking Next Gen PTB 22-04 TBD

 

Completed Priorities List

Project Title Date Added Completion Date
L-180 ES, Human Factors in the Wildland Fire Service 22-04 23-03
Banded Entry Level Training (new S-110, Basic Wildland Fire Orientation) 21-07 23-02
NWCG Forms Project to OMB 19-05 23-01
NWCG Wildland Fire Risk and Complexity Assessment, PMS 236 22-12 23-01
D-110, Expanded Dispatch Recorder 21-06 23-01
RT-130, WFSTAR Modules (Fall 2022) 22-06 22-12
S-190, Intro to Wildland Fire Behavior (OLT) 20-06 22-12
S-190 ES, Firefighter Training 20-12 22-10
NWCG Guía de Bolsillo de Respuesta a Incidentes (GRI), PMS 461 ES – DONE 09/2022 21-04 22-09
NWCG Standards for Unit Identifiers, PMS 931 – DONE 09/2022 22-07 22-09
WFLDP – Mack Lake Staff Ride 22-02 22-08
IBC - Equipment Breakdown Module 22-04 22-08
NWCG Position-Specific Standards for Operations Sections Chiefs 21-01 22-08
NWCG Guide for Wildland Fire Modules, PMS 431 -DONE 08/2022 22-05 22-08
NWCG Standards for Wildland Fire Position Qualifications, PMS 310-1 DONE 7/2022 22-06 22-07
Fire Traffic Area Diagram & Aerial Supervision Standard Scripts, PMS 505d & PMS 505e 22-06 22-07
NWCG Standards for Fire Equipment Storage and Refurbishing, PMS 448 DONE 7-2022 22-05 22-07
Delivering Tactical Decision Games Using Sand Table Exercises (DVD), PMS 468 22-01 22-07
NWCG Incident Check-In Form, ICS 211 WF DONE 7-2022 22-07 22-07
NWCG Standards for Electronic Documentation, PMS 277, DONE 07/2022 22-04 22-07
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
6MFS Week Of Remembrance 2022 22-05 22-06
NWCG NFES Catalog - Part 1: Fire Supplies and Equipment, PMS 449-1 DONE 6-2022 22-05 22-06
NWCG GISS Workflow, PMS 936-1 DONE 6-2022 22-06 22-06
NWCG Standards for Geospatial Operations, PMS 936 DONE 6-2022 22-06 22-06
RT-130, WFSTAR Modules (Spring 2022) 22-01 22-06
NWCG Standards for Airtanker Base Operations, PMS 508 DONE 6-2022 22-06 22-06
NWCG Standards for Wildland Fire Chainsaw Operations, PMS 212 DONE 22-03 22-06
NWCG Buying Team Extension Form, PMS 902-3 22-06 22-06
NWCG Standards for Wildland Fire Position Qualifications, PMS 310-1 DONE 6/2022 22-04 22-06
Fixed Wing Parking Tender Standards, PMS 350-92 22-01 22-05
NWCG Standards for Wildland Fire Position Qualifications, PMS 310-1, DONE 5/2022 22-05 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 Fire Unmanned Aircraft Systems Operations, PMS 515 22-02 22-04
NWCG Fire Traffic Area Diagram, PMS 505d 22-02 22-04
NWCG Incident Check-In Form, ICS 211 WF DONE 4-2022 22-02 22-04
NWCG Wildland Fire Risk and Complexity Assessment, PMS 236 DONE 22-04 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
Creating IPDs 18-01 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
NWCG High Pressure Portable Pump Instructions, PMS 460 21-10 22-03
Incident Response Pocket Guide, PMS 461 21-04 22-02
NWCG Glossary of Wildland Fire, PMS 205 22-01 22-02
Preparedness Guide for Firefighters and Their Families, PMS 600 22-01 22-02
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
NWCG Standards for Recognition of Prior Learning, PMS 309 21-06 22-01
FWPT Incident Position Performance Package 20-12 22-01
CRWB Incident Position Performance Package 20-12 22-01
MEDL Incident Position Performance Package 20-12 22-01
Faller 3 Incident Position Performance Package 20-12 22-01
NWCG Standards for Aerial Supervision, PMS 505 DONE 01/2022 21-12 22-01
Agency-Specific PTBs (WMTM and WMTL) 21-11 21-12
NWCG Prescribed Fire Plan Template, PMS 484-1 21-11 21-12
RT-130, WFSTAR Modules (Fall 2021) 21-06 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
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
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
NWCG Glossary of Wildland Fire, PMS 205 21-06 21-09
Reference Materials for Becoming an L-Course Provider 21-06 21-09
P-310, Fire Prevention Education Team Member 20-01 21-09
FEMS Logo 21-08 21-09
NWCG Standards for Chainsaw Operations, PMS 212 20-07 21-08
MHSC Suicide Prevention Week 21-08 21-08
NWCG Standards for Geospatial Operations, PMS 936 and PMS 936-1 Updates 21-07 21-08
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
RT-130, HTTSC: Chainsaw Ops Complexity Video 20-06 21-07
NWCG Standards for Water Scooping Operations, PMS 518 21-07 21-07
Move Resources to Homepage 21-07 21-07
Rework Homepage Design to Include Social Media 21-07 21-07
OF 297 and SF 261 (Fillable) 21-07 21-07
Week of Remembrance 2021 21-02 21-06
RT-130, WFSTAR Modules (Spring 2021) 20-06 21-06
NWCG Aircraft Dispatch Form, PMS 250 21-05 21-06
NWCG Guide to Fire Weather Forecasts, PMS 425 21-02 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
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
RT-300, FUSC: Landscape Scale RX Fire Planning Video 20-06 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
RT-130, WFSTAR Modules Military 21-02 21-03
6MFS Edit All Entries 20-07 21-03
Move Safety Alerts From NIFC to NWCG 20-08 21-03
Performance Support Module pages 20-04 21-02
NWCG Aviation Mishap Response Checklist, PMS 503 20-05 21-02
NWCG Standards for Aerial Ignition, PMS 501 20-05 21-01
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
S-131, Firefighter 1 18-01 20-12
NWCG EB Memo Project 20-08 20-12
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 Prescribed Fire Summary and Final Complexity Worksheet, PMS 424-1 20-01 20-10
NFES Catalog -- Part 2: Publications, PMS 449-2 20-10 20-10
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
FMB COVID Request (includes Mental Health Covid) 20-07 20-08
10 Standard Firefighting Orders & 18 Watch Out Situations, PMS 110 ES, 118 ES, 110-118 ES 19-10 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
NWCG GISS Workflow, PMS 936-1 20-01 20-08
Move FMB website to NWCG including subgroups 20-07 20-07
S-420, Command and General Staff 20-07
10 Standard Firefighting Orders & 18 Watch Out Situations, PMS 110, 118, 110-118 19-10 20-07
Week of Remembrance 2020 20-05 20-06

 

 

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