S-440, Planning Section Chief, 2001
Minimum Instructor Qualifications
Lead and unit instructors must be qualified as Planning Section Chief Type 2 (PSC2).
Previous Certification Date(s):2001-10
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S-440 Instructor Guide
S-440 CD-ROM Course Materials
S-440 Trainee Workbook
Due to transition of the Fireline Handbook (PMS 410-1) to the Wildland Fire Incident Management Field Guide, PMS 210, the following update is suggested for the S-440 Unit 7 Test.
- Questions 2: List five reference documents or sample documents that the PSC should carry in the kit. (5 points).
- Answer: Fireline Handbook can be deleted from the answer key. The Wildland Fire Incident Management Field Guide, PMS 210 is a desk reference and not required to be included in the PSC kit, however it can be printed and included if desired.
The video ICS Incident Planning at Work (NFES 2042) is no longer available. In its place instructors should use the FEMA Planning P Video. It can be downloaded here: https://training.fema.gov/Allhazards/.
Optional materials have been developed to enhance the students understanding of the Wildland Fire Decision Support System (WFDSS) relative to the Planning Section Chief position. Instructors who choose to use the optional materials to enhance the course should be familiar with the lesson and its contents and determine how it will be used in the course. The materials are available here: https://wfdss.usgs.gov/wfdss/WFDSS_NWCG_WFDSS.shtml.
Applies to 2001 Version.