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

Resource: Incident Management Team, Firefighting
Category: Firefighting (ESF #4)
Kind: Team
Minimum Capabilities (Component) Minimum Capabilities
(Metric)
Type I Type II Type III Type IV Other
Incident Commander
(ICT1-5)
 

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes
Safety Officer
(SOF1-3)
 

Yes

Yes

Yes

 

 
Information Officer
(IOF1-3)
 

Yes

Yes

Yes

 

 
Operations Section Chief (OSC1-2)  2 ea.

Yes

Yes

 

 

 
Division/Group Supervisor  4 ea. Yes        
Air Operations Branch Director (AOBD)   Yes        
Air Support Group Supervisor (ASG)   Yes        
Air Tactical Group Supervisor (ATG)   Yes        
Planning Section Chief (PSC 1-2)   Yes Yes      
Situation Unit Leader (SITL)   Yes        
Resource Unit Leader (RESL)  2 ea. Yes        
Fire Behavior Analyst (FBAN)   Yes        
Logistics Section Chief (LSC 1-2)   Yes Yes      
Communications Unit Leader (COML)   Yes        
Supply Unit Leader (SPUL)   Yes        
Facilities Unit Leader (FACL)   Yes        
Ground Support Unit Leader (GSUL)   Yes        
Finance/Admin Section Chief
(FSC 1-2)
  Yes Yes      
Time Unit Leader (TIME)   Yes        
Comp/Claims Unit Leader (COMP)   Yes        
Procurement Unit Leader (PROC)   Yes        

Comments:

Type I Incident Management Team
To become eligible for participating on a National Type I team, any person filling a team position as the Incident Commander, Safety Officer, Information Officer, or general staff must complete the Advanced Incident Management (S-520) training course.

Type II Incident Management Team
To become eligible for participation on a Type II team, any person filling a team position as the Incident Commander, Safety Officer, Information Officer, or general staff must complete the Command and General Staff (S-420) training course.

Type I Positions
Incident Commander Type I: Prerequisite experience includes satisfactory performance as an Incident Commander Type II; satisfactory position performance as an Incident Commander Type I on a wildland fire incident. Required Training: Advanced Incident Management (S-520).

Type II Positions
Incident Commander Type II: Prerequisite experience includes satisfactory performance as an Incident Commander Type III; satisfactory performance as an Operations Section Chief Type II; satisfactory position performance as an Incident Commander Type II on a wildland fire incident. Required Training: Command and General Staff (S-420). Additional Training: Advanced ICS (I-400), Incident Commander (S-400), Advanced Management Concepts (S-481).

Type III Positions
Incident Commander Type III: Prerequisite experience includes satisfactory performance as an Incident Commander Type IV; satisfactory performance as a Task Force Leader; satisfactory position performance as an Incident Commander Type III on a wildland fire incident. Required Training: Introduction to Wildland Fire Behavior Calculations (S-390). Additional Training: Incident Commander Extended Attack (S-300).

Type IV Positions
Incident Commander Type IV: Prerequisite experience includes satisfactory performance as a Single Resource Boss (Crew, Dozer, Engine, Tractor/Plow); satisfactory position performance as an Incident Commander Type IV on a wildland fire incident. Required Training: Fire Operations in the Urban Interface (S-215). Additional Training: Initial Attack Incident Commander (S-200), and Ignition Operations (S-234).

Type V Positions
Incident Commander Type V: Prerequisite experience includes satisfactory performance as an Advanced Firefighter/Squad Boss; satisfactory position performance as an Incident Commander Type V on a wildland fire incident. Required Training: Look Up, Look Down, Look Around (S-133). Additional Training: Intermediate Wildland Fire Behavior (S-290).

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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