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

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
OSCC 311-108 Operations Section Chief Complex IPSC Incident Operations Subcommittee 2023-01
OSC1 311-08 Operations Section Chief Type 1 IPSC Incident Operations Subcommittee 2023-02
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