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

Resource: Hand Crew
Category: Firefighting (ESF #4)
Kind: Other–Crew
Minimum Capabilities (Component) Minimum Capabilities
(Metric)
Type I Type II Type III Type IV Other
Fireline Capability   Initial attack/can be broken up into squads, fireline construction, complex firing operations (backfire) Initial attack/can be broken up into squads, fireline construction, firing to include burnout Initial attack, fireline construction, firing to include burnout Fireline construction, fireline improvement, mop-up and rehab  
Crew Size   18-20 18-20 18-20 18-20  
Leadership Qualifications   Permanent Supervision Superintendent: TFLD, ICT4 Asst Supt: STCR, ICT4, 3 Squad Bosses: CRWB(T), ICT5 CRWB and 3 ICT5 CRWB and 3 FFT1 CRWB and 3 FFT1  
Experience   80% 1 season or more 60% 1 season or more 40% 1 season or more 20% 1 season or more  
Full-Time Organized Crew   Yes No No No  

Comment:

Crews need to be listed as Type I, Type II with Initial Attack Capability, Type II, Type III.


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