S-375, Air Support Group Supervisor, 2006

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This course leads students through the duties and responsibilities of the Air Support Group Supervisor (ASGS) and addresses aviation safety, risk management, airspace coordination, dispatch relations and coordination, fixed-wing, helicopter, and military operations. The desired outcome of this course is to prepare students to make the transition from being a Helibase Manager (HEBM) to an ASGS. A pre-course work assignment will familiarize students with the various reference materials used by an ASGS.


  • Perform the duties and responsibilities of the ASGS.
  • Use risk management techniques to perform tasks safely.
  • Coordinate airspace and build dispatch relations.
  • Define the ASGS role as it relates to fixed-wing, helicopter, and military operations.

Target Group

Personnel desiring to be qualified as Air Support Group Supervisors (ASGS).

Prerequisite Qualifications and Training

  • Qualified as Helibase Manager (HEBM).
  • Satisfactory completion of pre-selection assessment.

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-375 is available as classroom instructor-led training.

Course Components and Hours to Complete

Course Component Course Time
Pre-course work N/A
Pre-selection assessment 4
Online training N/A
Instructor-led training 20
Total Hours 24

Course Level

Regional, state, or area

Minimum Instructor Qualifications

Lead and unit instructors must be qualified as Air Support Group Supervisors (ASGS).

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


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