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.

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
ICT2, ICT1 311-01 Incident Commander Type 2/Type 1 OTC Operations and Training Committee 2009-06
ICT3 311-02 Incident Commander Type 3 OTC Operations and Training Committee 2009-06
ICT4 311-03 Incident Commander Type 4 OTC Operations and Training Committee 2009-06
LOFR 311-05 Liaison Officer OTC Operations and Training Committee 2010-06
PIOF 311-07 Public Information Officer CEPC Public Information Officer Subcommittee 2009-06
PIO2, PIO1 311-06 Public Information Officer Type 2/Type 1 CEPC Public Information Officer Subcommittee 2009-06
SOF2, SOF1 311-04 Safety Officer Type 2/Type 1 RMC Operations and Training Committee, Risk Management Committee 2009-06
SOFR 311-82 Safety Officer, Line RMC Operations and Training Committee, Risk Management Committee 2009-06