National Wildfire Coordinating Group

S-260 Interagency Incident Business Management, 2014

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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
  • Acquisition
  • Managing and tracking government property
  • Interagency coordination and cooperation
  • Investigating, documenting, and reporting claims
  • Containing incident costs
  • All Hazard Incidents

Target Group

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 GuidePMS 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.

NOTE:  Be sure to check agency-specific guidelines; some agencies may have different requirements.

Prerequisite Qualifications and Training


Session Offerings

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

Component Hours:  Instructor-Led Hours:  Self-Directed
Instructor-led training 16 N/A
Pre-course work N/A N/A
Pre-selection assessment N/A N/A
Online Training N/A 16
Recommended Total Hours 16 16

Course Level


Minimum Instructor Qualifications


See NWCG Standards for Course Delivery, PMS 901-1, Instructor Standards for more information.


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