National Wildfire Coordinating Group

NWCG Position Task Book Catalog

Position Task Book decorative banner. Four photos of wildland fire operations with two pages of position task books. Female dispatcher pointing to an area on a wall map while reading papers. A firefighter walking at night using drip torch to ignite grasses. Female firefighter talking on a handheld radio. Far right photo of Navajo Hotshot pointing at heading on position task book paper.

NWCG position task books (PTBs) are a key component of the qualification process for specified NWCG positions. The PTB provides an observable, measurable, and standardized means to evaluate and document trainee proficiency. Evaluation Records and PTB Verification/Certifications may be completed in hard copy or electronically provided all documentation is available to the Evaluator.

NWCG member agencies maintain agency-specific position task books. These are available at https://www.nwcg.gov/publications/agency-taskbooks.

Task Books by functional area:
Air Operations | Area Command | Command & General Staff | Dispatch | Finance | Logistics | Operations | Planning | Prescribed Fire | Prevention & Investigation

Position Code PMS# Position Task Book Primary Committee Maintained By Date Published
AOBD 311-17 Air Operations Branch Director NIAC National Interagency Aviation Committee 2009-06
ASGS 311-19 Air Support Group Supervisor NIAC National Interagency Aviation Committee 2009-06
ABRO 311-87 Aircraft Base Radio Operator NIAC National Interagency Aviation Committee 2017-10
ATIM 311-93 Aircraft Timekeeper NIAC National Interagency Aviation Committee 2018-10
ATBM, FWBM, SEMG 311-61 Airtanker Base Manager/Fixed Wing Base Manager/Single Engine Airtanker Manager NIAC National Interagency Aviation Committee 2018-10
DECK 311-85 Deck Coordinator NIAC National Interagency Aviation Committee 2009-06
FWPT, RAMP 311-92 Fixed Wing Parking Tender/Ramp Manager NIAC National Interagency Aviation Committee 2018-10
HEBM 311-20 Helibase Manager NIAC National Interagency Aviation Committee 2018-10
HLCO, ATGS 311-18 Helicopter Coordinator, Air Tactical Group Supervisor NIAC National Interagency Aviation Committee 2022-04
HECM 311-22 Helicopter Crew Member NIAC National Interagency Aviation Committee 2009-06
RTCM, MXMS 311-94 Retardant Crew Member / Mix Master IPSC Incident and Position Standards Committee 2019-03
UASP 311-78 UNMANNED AIRCRAFT SYSTEM PILOT (UASP) NIAC National Interagency Aviation Committee 2024-01
UASM, UASL, UASD 311-79 Unmanned Aircraft Systems: Manager (UASM), Module Leader (UASL), Data Specialist (UASD) NIAC National Interagency Aviation Committee 2024-01