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.


S-260 is available as either Online training or classroom instructor-led training.

Online Course Components and Hours to Complete

Pre-selection assessmentN/A
Pre-course workN/A
Online training16
Instructor-led trainingN/A
Total Hours16


Instructor Led Components and Hours to Complete

Pre-selection assessmentN/A
Pre-course workN/A
Online trainingN/A
Instructor-led training16
Total Hours16

Session Offerings

Nationally advertised course sessions can be found by searching for S-260 on the National Wildland Fire Training website. Not all course sessions are advertised nationally. Contact your local Training Officer for more information about local course sessions.

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