NOTE: Be sure to check agency-specific guidelines; some agencies may have different requirements.
S-260 Interagency Incident Business Management, 2014
This course meets the general training needs of all positions for which an understanding of interagency incident business management is required. The NWCG Standards for Interagency Incident Business Management, PMS 902, is used as the primary job aid to supplement this course. It provides basic policy and direction for incident business management.
Given the NWCG Standards for Interagency Incident Business Management, PMS 902, students will locate and apply the appropriate regulations, established interagency procedures, and necessary forms for each of the following incident management areas:
- Application of conduct and ethics in incident support
- Recruitment, classification, pay provisions and timekeeping/recording, commissary, injury compensation, and travel
- Managing and tracking government property
- Interagency coordination and cooperation
- Investigating, documenting, and reporting claims
- Containing incident costs
- All Hazard Incidents
All ICS positions and personnel seeking knowledge of incident business management.
S-260 is not required for any incident position by the NIMS Wildland Fire Qualification System Guide, PMS 310-1.
S-260 supports development of knowledge and skills for: CRWB, HEQB, ENGB, FELB, FIRB, HMGB, RESL, HRSP, INCM, ORDM, RCDM, BCMG, EQPM, SECM, PTRC, COST, COMP, INJR, CLMS, EQTR, CMSY, ICPI, EDSD, and ACDP.
Prerequisite Qualifications and Training
Sessions of this course may be available in the NWCG Wildland Fire Learning Portal (WFLP). Enrollment requires an account. Log on as a guest to search for session offerings of this course and to view other public content. To search for a specific course, use the FIND LEARNING menu at the top of the page, then select UPCOMING COURSES. To view Geographic Area training schedules, select the specific GEOGRAPHIC AREA information using the drop-down menu at the top of the page. Contact your local Training Officer for more information about local course sessions.
S-260 may be delivered as instructor-led (classroom) or self-directed (online) training.
Course Components and Hours to Complete
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Minimum Instructor Qualifications
See NWCG Standards for Course Delivery, PMS 901-1, Instructor Standards for more information.
Previous Certification Dates:
Reference NWCG Executive Board Memo 2017-04-21 (Delivery Options for the S-260 course)