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
FAL3, FAL2, FAL1 311-91 Basic Faller, Intermediate Faller, Advanced Faller IPSC Incident Operations Subcommittee, Risk Management Committee 2014-11
CREP 311-12 Crew Representative IPSC Incident and Position Standards Committee 2009-06
DIVS 311-09 Division/Group Supervisor IPSC Incident Operations Subcommittee 2009-06
FFT1, ICT5 311-14 Firefighter Type 1, Incident Commander Type 5 IPSC Incident Operations Subcommittee 2009-06
OSC2, OSC1 311-08 Operations Section Chief Type 2/Type 1 IPSC Incident Operations Subcommittee 2009-06
CRWB, HEQB, ENGB, FELB, FIRB, HMGB 311-13 Single Resource Boss: Crew, Heavy Equipment, Engine, Felling, Firing, Helicopter IPSC Incident Operations Subcommittee 2012-04
STAM 311-16 Staging Area Manager IPSC Incident Planning Subcommittee 2008-05
STCR, STEQ, STEN, TFLD 311-10 Strike Team Leader Crew, Strike Team Leader Heavy Equipment, Strike Team Leader Engine, Task Force Leader IPSC Incident Planning Subcommittee 2013-12
STPS 311-68 Structure Protection Specialist IPSC Incident Operations Subcommittee, Wildland Urban Interface Mitigation Committee 2009-06