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
ACDP 311-67 Aircraft Dispatcher NCSC National Coordination System Committee, National Interagency Aviation Committee 2009-06
CORD 311-56 Expanded Dispatch Coordinator NCSC National Coordination System Committee 2009-06
EDRC 311-59 Expanded Dispatch Recorder NCSC National Coordination System Committee 2009-06
EDSP 311-57 Expanded Dispatch Supervisory Dispatcher NCSC National Coordination System Committee 2009-06
EDSD 311-58 Expanded Dispatch Support Dispatcher NCSC National Coordination System Committee 2009-06
IADP 311-60 Initial Attack Dispatcher NCSC National Coordination System Committee, National Interagency Aviation Committee 2009-06