S-470, Air Operations Branch Director
This course is designed to meet the needs of the Air Operations Branch Director (AOBD) position. Topics include preparedness and mobilization, initial briefings and meetings, transition, preparing and organizing for an aviation operation, implementation of an aviation operation, management and oversight of an aviation operation, and demobilization.
- Perform the tasks required of an Air Operations Branch Director to mobilize and transition into an incident aviation environment, and be able to prepare for, manage, and oversee an aviation operation.
Personnel desiring to be qualified Air Operations Branch Director (AOBD). It is recommended students have completed ICS 400, Advanced ICS, and L-480, Organizational Leadership in the Fire Service.
S-470 is available as classroom instructor-led training.
Course Components and Hours to Complete
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Nationally advertised course sessions can be found by searching for S-470 on the National Wildland Fire Training website. Contact your local Training Officer for more information about local course sessions.
Prerequisite Qualifications and Training
- Qualified as Air Support Group Supervisor (ASGS).
- Satisfactory completion of pre-course work.
Regional, state, or area
Associated Position Task Books
Air Operations Branch Director (PMS 311-17)