S-245, Display Processor, 2007

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This course provides students with the skills necessary to perform as a Display Processor (DPRO). Topics include general roles and responsibilities and how to assist the Situation Unit Leader with producing incident maps, inputs for the Incident Status Summary, (ICS-209), and other incident products. The final exam is three hours. For pre-course work, students need to read specific chapters in Basic Land Navigation, PMS 475.


  • Collect and evaluate information to produce maps, ICS-209 inputs, and other incident products within established guidelines and timeframes.

Target Group

Personnel desiring to be qualified as Display Processor (DPRO).

Prerequisite Qualifications and Training

Satisfactory completion of pre-course work.

Session Offerings

Nationally advertised course sessions can be found on the NWCG Wildland Fire Learning Portal (WFLP). 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-245 is available as classroom instructor-led training.

Course Components and Hours to Complete

Course ComponentCourse Time
Pre-course work2
Pre-selection assessmentN/A
Online trainingN/A
Instructor-led training8
Total Hours10

Course Level


Minimum Instructor Qualifications

The lead instructor must be a qualified Situation Unit Leader (SITL).

Unit instructors must be qualified as Display Processor (DPRO).

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


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