National Wildfire Coordinating Group

X-905, Working with ESF #4 on Stafford Act Incidents: Incident Resources, N/A

Decorative banner: Photo of a wildland firefighter working with ropes to secure a netted bundle of supplies. Photo of a group of wildland firefighters. Photo of radio supplies lined up in cases.

Course Overview Page Button Online Training Button

The purpose of this course is to prepare you to provide support and function effectively during an Emergency Support Function (ESF) #4 activation. The course introduces the basic authorities and frameworks that allow ESF #4 to function, basics of the emergency support functions, the purpose of ESF #4, and how ESF #4 prioritizes missions.

This course will provide a brief introduction to ESF #4 and when it is used. It will then explain the interactions between Incident Management Teams (IMTs) and ESF #4 and the management of incident resources.


The course includes 10 modules:

  • Overview
  • All-Hazard Doctrine
  • What to Expect
  • Where and How Crews Fit In
  • Responsibilities and Best Management Practices
  • Working Within the Mission
  • All-Hazard Aviation
  • Finance
  • Logistics
  • Course Summary


  1. Complete the online course.
  2. You will be directed to the National Fire Academy (NFA) Online website. You will need an NFA Online account to take this course; follow directions on the NFA Online website to obtain an account. Search for course title in the catalog and add the online course to your “To-Do-List.” The NFA Online learning management system will track your progress.



Page Last Modified / Reviewed: 

Please Provide Feedback

NWCG values your constructive input and we thank you for taking the time to provide feedback.

Although contact information is optional, we hope that you provide a way for us to contact you in case we need clarification on your comment. If you would like to be contacted regarding your feedback, you must provide contact information. 

Due to recent hacking behavior, we are temporarily suspending our ability to upload documents.  If you need to attach additional information, please email the file to

This question is for testing whether or not you are a human visitor and to prevent automated spam submissions.