U.S. Department of Homeland Security
Federal Emergency Management Agency

Resource: Area Command Team, Firefighting
Category: Firefighting (ESF #4), Command and Control
Kind: Team
Minimum Capabilities (Component) Minimum Capabilities
(Metric)
Type I Type II Type III Type IV Other
Area Commander (ACDR)  

Yes

 

 

 

 
Asst. Area Commander Planning (ACPC)  

Yes

 

 

 

 
Asst. Area Commander Logistics (ACLC)  

Yes

 

 

 

 
Area Command Aviation Coordinator (ACAC)  

Yes

 

 

 

 

Comments:

Area Command Team
To become eligible for participating on a National Area Command Team, any person filling a team position as the Area Commander, Assistant Area Commander Planning, Assistant Area Commander Logistics, or Area Command Aviation Coordinator must complete the Area Command
(S-620) training course.

Type I Positions:
Area Commander:
Prerequisite experience includes satisfactory performance as an Assistant Area Commander Planning or Logistics; satisfactory position performance as an Area Commander on a wildland fire incident. Required Training: Area Command (S-620). rx-med.net

Assistant Area Commander Planning: Prerequisite experience include satisfactory performance as an Incident Commander or General Staff on a National Type I Incident Management Team. Required Training: Area Command (S-620).

Assistant Area Commander Logistics: Prerequisite experience include satisfactory performance as an Incident Commander or General Staff on a National Type I Incident Management Team. Required Training: Area Command (S-620).

Area Command Aviation Coordinator: Prerequisite experience include satisfactory performance as an Air Operations Branch Director on a National Type I Incident Management Team. Required Training: Air Operations Branch Director.

Source: National Wildfire Coordination Group (NWCG) Publication, National Interagency Incident Management System, Wildland and Prescribed Fire Qualifications System Guide, January 2000 (PMS 310-1, NFES 1414).


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