Firecamp & RMCG Memorandum of Understanding
November, 2003 - After a little more than
a year of discussions, Colorado Firecamp was granted a memorandum of understanding
(MOU) to teach certified National Wildfire Coordinating Group classes as a public training provider and issue NWCG “certificates for course completion.” The 3 parties to the MOU are
Region 2 - Rocky Mountain Coordinating Group, the Rocky Mountain Area Training Working
Team, and Colorado Firecamp.
The MOU provides for the necessary oversight to ensure quality
training. Several NWCG training memos are attached to this agreement.
The entire MOU is available for download in sections below,
as Adobe .pdf files:
Firecamp MOU main body, 4 pages This is the core agreement
that provides for the annual operating plan and advisory committee to
guide Colorado Firecamp's operation.
A, RMCG instructor requirements, 15 pages These regional
requirements for intructor training, experience and qualification exceed
the national standards found in the Field Manager's Course Guide, PMS
B, procedure for 300- and 400-level courses, 3 pages Colorado
Firecamp's curriculum is geared for those students seeking the 100- and
200-level classes needed for engine boss (ENGB) qualification. But, this
part of the MOU will allow us to someday expand our offerings as our students
aspire to higher quals, such as task force and strike team leader. These
higher level classes will be added to our schedule when justified by the
Pueblo Zone training need analysis and when not in conflict with similar
offerings in the state.
1, NWCG policy review, 3 pages This May, 2002 document from
the NWCG Training Working Team summarizes current policy, clarifies issues
and makes recommendations for changes.
2, Koch memo re: non-NWCG entities, 2 pages This memo from
October, 2002 identifies 12 issues surrounding NWCG training provided
by and for non-NWCG entities: "those who provide training (i.e.,
community colleges) and those who receive training (i.e., contract fire
3, 1994 NWCG memo, 5 pages This is the 1994 policy-setting
memo referred to by the other 2 attachments. Only the first page of this
memo is actually attached to the Colorado Firecamp MOU.