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
BCMG 311-42 Base Camp Manager IPSC Incident and Position Standards Committee 2009-06
EQPM 311-45 Equipment Manager IPSC Incident and Position Standards Committee 2009-06
FACL, COML, FDUL, GSUL, MEDL, SPUL 311-34 Facilities Unit Leader, Communications Unit Leader, Food Unit Leader, Ground Support Unit Leader, Medical Unit Leader, Supply Unit Leader IPSC Equipment Technology Committee, Incident Planning Subcommittee, Incident and Position Standards Committee 2012-04
INCM 311-41 Incident Communications Center Manager IPSC National Coordination System Committee, Incident and Position Standards Committee 2009-06
COMT 311-96 Incident Communications Technician IPSC Incident and Position Standards Committee 2009-06
LSC2, LSC1 311-33 Logistics Section Chief Type 2/Type 1 IPSC Incident and Position Standards Committee 2009-06
LSC3 311-35 Logistics Section Chief Type 3 IPSC Incident and Position Standards Committee 2017-10
ORDM 311-43 Ordering Manager IPSC Incident and Position Standards Committee 2009-06
RADO 311-97 Radio Operator IPSC Incident and Position Standards Committee, National Coordination System Committee 2019-09
RCDM 311-44 Receiving/Distribution Manager IPSC Incident and Position Standards Committee 2009-06
SECM 311-40 Security Manager IPSC Incident and Position Standards Committee 2009-06