National Wildfire Coordinating Group

PSM-004, How to Correctly Fill Out The Emergency Equipment Shift Ticket, OF-297

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The Emergency Equipment Shift Ticket, OF-297, is the document used by cooperators and contractors to record equipment compensable hours.  Most incident personnel need baseline knowledge on how to complete the Equipment Shift Ticket and some, such as supervisors and time recorders, have additional responsibilities and knowledge requirements.

This Performance Support Module provides information on:

  • How to accurately complete, authorize, and review the Emergency Equipment Shift Ticket.
  • Emergency Equipment Shift Ticket responsibilities for cooperators and contractors.
  • Emergency Equipment Shift Ticket responsibilities for supervisors and time recorders.

Target Audience

Finance/Administration positions, Operations Section positions, Logistics Section positions, contractors, and cooperators. Including:


  • Equipment Time Recorder (EQTR)
  • Finance/Administration Section Chief Type 1 (FSC1)
  • Finance/Administration Section Chief Type 2 (FSC2)
  • Finance/Administration Section Chief Type 3 (FSC3)
  • Incident Business Advisor (INBA)
  • Personnel Time Recorder (PTRC)
  • Procurement Unit Leader (PROC)
  • Time Unit Leader (TIME)


  • Advanced Faller (FAL1)
  • Airtanker Base Manager (ATBM)
  • Basic Faller (FAL3)
  • Crew Boss, Single Resource (CRWB)
  • Crew Representative (CREP)
  • Division/Group Supervisor (DIVS)
  • Engine Boss, Single Resource (ENGB)
  • Felling Boss, Single Resource (FELB)
  • Firing Boss, Single Resource (FIRB)
  • Heavy Equipment Boss, Single Resource (HEQB)
  • Helibase Manager (HEBM)
  • Intermediate Faller (FAL2)
  • Operations Branch Director (OPBD)
  • Operations Section Chief Type 1 (OSC1)
  • Operations Section Chief Type 2 (OSC2)
  • Operations Section Chief Type 3 (OPS3)
  • Staging Area Manager (STAM)
  • Strike Team Leader Crew (STCR)
  • Strike Team Leader Engine (STEN)
  • Strike Team Leader Heavy Equipment (STEQ)
  • Structure Protection Specialist (STPS)
  • Task Force Leader (TFLD)


  • Assistant Area Commander, Logistics (ACLC)
  • Base/Camp Manager (BCMG)
  • Communications Unit Leader (COML)
  • Equipment Manager (EQPM)
  • Facilities Unit Leader (FACL)
  • Food Unit Leader (FDUL)
  • Ground Support Unit Leader (GSUL)
  • Incident Communications Technician (COMT)
  • Logistics Section Chief Type 1 (LSC1)
  • Logistics Section Chief Type 2 (LSC2)
  • Logistics Section Chief Type 3 (LSC3)
  • Medical Unit Leader (MEDL)
  • Security Manager (SECM)
  • Service Branch Director (SVBD)
  • Supply Unit Leader (SPUL)
  • Support Branch Director (SUBD)

Time: 4:24


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