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Executive Summary


A. Introduction

B. Description of System

C. Certification & Re-certification

D. Currency Req'ts.

E. Required Training / Prerequisite Exp.

F. Additional Training

G. Fitness Standards

H. Incident Complexity

I. Review and Update

J. Position Categories

K. Type 1 & Type 2 IMT's

L. ICS, Skill and Expanded Dispatch Position Qualifications

Appendix A: Position Task Book Admin.

Appendix B: Qual. Flow Charts

Appendix C: Training Courses

Appendix D: Glossary

An Adobe PDF version of this document (117 pages, 213 kb) can be downloaded from the NWCG Publications Management System (PMS) website.


Wildland and Prescribed Fire Qualification System Guide

PMS 310-1 (NFES 1414)
January 2000


ICS Courses = (“I”)
Skill Courses = (“S”)
Prescribed Fire Courses = (“RX”)
Dispatch Courses = (“D”)
Job Aids = (“J”)

Dispatch Courses

D-110 Dispatch Recorder
D-510 Supervisory Dispatcher
D-310 Support Dispatcher

Incident Command System Courses

I-100 Introduction to ICS
I-200 Basic ICS
I-300 Intermediate ICS
I-400 Advanced ICS
I-401 Multi-Agency Coordination
I-402 ICS for Executives

Job Aids

J-236 Staging Area Manager
J-252 Ordering Manager
J-253 Receiving and Distribution Manager
J-254 Base/Camp Manager
J-255 Equipment Manager
J-257 Incident Communications Center Manager
J-259 Security Manager
J-342 Documentation Unit Leader
J-375 Air Support Group Supervisor
J-445 Training Specialist

Note: Job aids may be “S” courses if the development teams find that the conversion of a course to a job aid is not practical.

Prescribed Fire Courses

RX-300 Prescribed Fire Burn Boss
RX-310 Introduction to Fire Effects
RX-510 Applied Fire Effects
RX-580 Advanced Fire Use RX-410 Smoke Management Techniques Applications

Skill Courses

S-110 Basic Fire Suppression Orientation
*S-130 Firefighter Training
*S-131 Advanced Firefighter Training
*S-133 Look Up, Look-Down, Look Around
*S-190 Introduction to Wildland Fire Behavior
S-200 Initial Attack Incident Commander
S-203 Introduction to Incident Information
S-211 Portable Pumps and Water Use
S-212 Wildfire Power Saws
*S-215 Fire Operations in the Urban Interface
S-216 Driving for the Fire Service
*S-217 Interagency Helicopter Training Guide
*S-230 Crew Boss (Single Resource)
S-231 Engine Boss (Single Resource)
S-232 Dozer Boss (Single Resource)
S-233 Tractor/Plow Boss (Single Resource)
S-234 Ignition Operations
S-244 Field Observer
S-245 Display Processor
S-248 Status/Check-In Recorder
S-258 Incident Communications Technican
S-260 Interagency Incident Business Management
S-261 Applied Interagency Incident Business Management
S-270 Basic Air Operations
S-281 Supervisory Concepts & Techniques
*S-290 Intermediate Wildland Fire Behavior
S-300 Incident Commander Extended Attack
*S-330 Task Force/Strike Team Leader
*S-339 Division/Group Supervisor
S-346 Situation Unit Leader S-347 Demobilization Unit Leader
S-348 Resources Unit Leader
S-354 Facilities Unit Leader
S-355 Ground Support Unit Leader
S-356 Supply Unit Leader
*S-357 Food Unit Leader
S-358 Communications Unit Leader S-359 Medical Unit Leader
S-360 Finance/Administration Unit Leader
*S-371 Helibase Manager
*S-378 Air Tactical Group Supervisor
S-381 Leadership and Organizational Development
*S-390 Introduction to Wildland Fire Behavior Calculations
S-400 Incident Commander
S-403 Incident Information Officer
S-404 Safety Officer
*S-420 Command and General Staff
S-430 Operations Section Chief
S-440 Planning Section Chief S-443 Infrared Interpreter
S-445 Training Specialist
S-450 Logistics Section Chief
S-460 Finance/Administration Section Chief
*S-470 Air Operations Branch Director
*S-490 Advanced Wildland Fire Behavior Calculations
S-481 Advanced Management Concepts
S-491 National Fire Danger Rating System
*S-492 Long Term Fire Risk Assessment
*S-493 FARSITE: Fire Growth Simulation
*S-520 Advanced Incident Management
S-580 Advanced Fire Use Applications
*S-590 Advanced Fire Behavior Interpretation
*S-620 Area Command

* Indicates a course that contains critical knowledge and skills required for safe operations. Training in this course or an agency equivalent course with like learning and performance objectives is required. Statistics indicate that lack of this type of knowledge and/or skill may have contributed to accidents.

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