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					  A Publication of the                   NATIONAL INTERAGENCY
  National Wildfire
  Coordinating Group                  INCIDENT MANAGEMENT SYSTEM

  Sponsored by                       TASK BOOK FOR THE POSITION OF
  United States
  Department of Agriculture
                                   SINGLE RESOURCE BOSS
  United States
  Department of the Interior            CREW (CRWB)
                                       ENGINE (ENGB)
  National Association of
  State Foresters                       DOZER (DOZB)
                                    TRACTOR/PLOW (TRPB)
                                       FELLING (FELB)
                                        FIRING (FIRB)
                                     HELICOPTER (HELB)
                                 (POSITION PERFORMANCE ON A WILDLAND
                                       FIRE ASSIGNMENT REQUIRED)



  PMS 311-13                                                                   April 2002
  NFES 2318


                                TASK BOOK ASSIGNED TO:



                  INDIVIDUAL'S NAME, DUTY STATION, AND PHONE NUMBER

                                TASK BOOK INITIATED BY:



               OFFICIAL'S NAME, TITLE, DUTY STATION, AND PHONE NUMBER



                     LOCATION AND DATE THAT TASK BOOK WAS INITIATED


The material contained in this book accurately defines the performance expected of the position
for which it was developed. This task book is approved for use as a position qualification
document in accordance with the instructions contained herein.
                                                                                                                                                                      EVALUATOR

                                                                                                                   DO NOT COMPLETE THIS UNLESS YOU ARE RECOMMENDING THE TRAINEE FOR CERTIFICATION

                                                                                                                                   VERIFICATION / CERTIFICATION OF COMPLETED TASK BOOK
                                                                                                                                                    FOR THE POSITION OF

                                                                                                                      ___________________________________________________________________________________

                                                                                                                                                   FINAL EVALUATOR’S VERIFICATION

                                                                                                                     I verify that all tasks have been performed and are documented with appropriate initials. I also verify that
                                                      Additional copies of this publication may be ordered from:




                                                                                                                      ___________________________________________________________________________________

                                                                                                                          has performed as a trainee and should therefore be considered for certification in this position.
                   National Interagency Fire Center
                    3833 S. Development Avenue




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                                                                                                                                          FINAL EVALUATOR’S SIGNATURE AND DATE
                         Boise, Idaho 83705
Order NFES #2318



                            ATTN: Supply




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                                                                                                                           EVALUATOR’S PRINTED NAME, TITLE, DUTY STATION, AND PHONE NUMBER


                                                                                                                                                          AGENCY CERTIFICATION:

                                                                                                                      I certify that _______________________________________________________________________

                                                                                                                       has met all requirements for qualification in this position and that such qualification has been issued.

                                                                                                                      ___________________________________________________________________________________
                                                                                                                                         CERTIFYING OFFICIAL’S SIGNATURE AND DATE

                                                                                                                      ___________________________________________________________________________________
                                                                                                                           CERTIFYING OFFICIAL’S NAME, TITLE, DUTY STATION, AND PHONE NUMBER
                      NATIONAL WILDFIRE COORDINATING GROUP
                               POSITION TASK BOOK

Position Task Books (PTB) have been developed for designated positions within the National Interagency
Incident Management System. Each PTB lists the performance requirements (tasks) for the specific
position in a format that allows a trainee to be evaluated against written guidelines. Successful
performance of all tasks, as observed and recorded by an evaluator, will result in a recommendation to the
agency that the trainee be certified in that position.
Evaluation and confirmation of the trainee’s performance of all the tasks may involve more than one
evaluator and can occur on incidents, in classroom simulation, and in other work situations. Designated
PTBs require position performance during which the majority of required tasks are demonstrated
on a single wildland or prescribed fire. Some positions require that specific tasks be performed on
a wildland fire. Performance of these tasks on other kinds of incidents is NOT qualifying. It is
important that performance be critically evaluated and accurately recorded by each evaluator. All tasks
must be evaluated before recommending certification. All bullet statements within a task which require
an action (contain an action verb) must be demonstrated before that task can be signed off.
A more detailed description of this process, definitions of terms, and responsibilities are included in the
Wildland and Prescribed Fire Qualification Guide 310-1. A brief list of responsibilities also appears
below.
RESPONSIBILITIES:
1.     The Home Unit is responsible for:
       C    Selecting trainees based on the needs of the home unit and higher levels.
       C    Ensuring that the trainee meets the training and experience requirements included in the
            Wildland and Prescribed Fire Qualification Guide 310-1.
       C    Initiating PTBs to document task performance.
       C    Explaining to the trainee the purpose and processes of the PTB as well as the trainee’s
            responsibilities.
       C    Providing opportunities for evaluation and/or making the trainee available for evaluation.
       C    Providing an evaluator for local assignments.
       C    Tracking progress of the trainee.
       C    Confirming PTB completion.
       C    Determining certification per local policy.
       C    Issuing proof of certification.
2.     The Trainee is responsible for:
       C    Reviewing and understanding instructions in the PTB.
       C    Identifying desired objectives/goals.
       C    Providing background information to an evaluator.


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     C   Satisfactorily demonstrating completion of all tasks for an assigned position within three
         years.
     C   Assuring the Evaluation Record is complete.
     C   Notifying home unit personnel when the PTB is completed and providing a copy.
     C   Keeping the original PTB in personal records.
3.   The Evaluator is responsible for:
     C   Understanding the Wildland and Prescribed Fire Qualifications System.
     C   Being qualified and proficient in the position being evaluated.
     C   Meeting with the trainee and determining past experience, current qualifications, and desired
         objectives/goals.
     C   Reviewing tasks with the trainee.
     C   Explaining to the trainee the evaluation procedures that will be utilized and which objectives
         may be attained.
     C   Identifying tasks to be performed during the evaluation period.
     C   Accurately evaluating and recording demonstrated performance of tasks. Satisfactory
         performance shall be documented by dating and initialing completion of the task.
         Unsatisfactory performance shall be documented in the Evaluation Record.
     C   Completing the Evaluation Record found at the end of this PTB.
4.   The Final Evaluator is responsible for:
     C   Signing the verification statement inside the front cover of the PTB when all tasks have been
         initialed and if the trainee is recommended for certification.
5.   The Incident Training Specialist is responsible for:
     C   Identifying incident evaluation opportunities.
     C   Assuring that trainees have met prerequisites.
     C   Identifying and assigning a qualified evaluator that can provide a positive experience for the
         trainee, and making an accurate and honest appraisal of the trainee’s performance.
     C   Providing PTBs to approved trainees on the incident when home unit was unable to provide
         them.
     C   Documenting the assignment.
     C   Conducting progress reviews.
     C   Conducting a close-out interview with the trainee and evaluator and assuring that
         documentation is proper and complete.
     C   Notifying trainee’s home unit.


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                                         QUALIFICATION RECORD

POSITION: SINGLE RESOURCE BOSS

                           TASK                                     C       EVALUATION                 EVALUATOR:
                                                                    O        RECORD #                Initial & date upon
                                                                    D                                completion of task
                                                                    E*

 GENERAL
 1. Obtain and assemble information and materials                    O
    needed for kit. Kit will be assembled and
    prepared prior to receiving an assignment. Kit
    will contain critical items needed for the
    assignment and items needed for functioning
    during the first 48 hours. Kit will be easily
    transportable and within agency weight
    limitation (per National Interagency
    Mobilization Guide). The basic information and
    materials needed are:
     C    Incident specific reference materials.
     C    Fireline Handbook (PMS 410-1).
     C    Documentation materials.




*Code:   O    =   task can be completed in any situation (classroom, simulation, prescribed fire, daily job, etc.)
         I    =   task must be performed on an incident (flood, fire, prescribed fire, search & rescue, planned event, etc.)
         W    =   task must be performed on a wildland fire incident
         /R   =   Rare event))the evaluation assignment may not provide opportunities to demonstrate performance. The
                  evaluator may be able to determine skills/knowledge through interview or the home office may need to
                  arrange for another assignment or a simulation.
         RX =     task must be performed on a prescribed fire incident


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                                         QUALIFICATION RECORD
                                            Continuation Sheet

POSITION: SINGLE RESOURCE BOSS

                           TASK                                     C       EVALUATION                 EVALUATOR:
                                                                    O        RECORD #                Initial & date upon
                                                                    D                                completion of task
                                                                    E*

 2. Apply Fireline Handbook (PMS 410-1) contents                     O
    data/information appropriately to:
     C    Determine fire assignments and personal
          and equipment needs.
     C    Explain the administrative requirements for
          fire staffing and incident briefing.
     C    Explain ICS modular organizational
          development from initial attack to a multi
          branch organizational level.
     C    Communicate using clear text.
     C    Explain reports and forms routinely used in
          the ICS.
     C    Apply fire fighting safety guides
          appropriately for Single Resource Boss
          position.
     C    Explain the operations organization and
          Single Resource Boss duties within the
          organization.
     C    Apply tactical and strategic guidelines
          required for your position in fireline
          location, line construction, back firing,
          burnout, equipment use, water use, mopup.
     C    Utilize guides as applicable regarding
          aircraft use.
     C    Utilize planning guides as appropriate for
          Single Resource Boss position.
     C    Explain the flow of personnel going on and
          off duty in base camp.
     C    Explain the Urban Interface Guidelines.
     Note: The Urban Interface Guidelines will
     be added to the Fireline Handbook.
     Availability is estimated for calendar year
     2000.


*Code:   O    =   task can be completed in any situation (classroom, simulation, prescribed fire, daily job, etc.)
         I    =   task must be performed on an incident (flood, fire, prescribed fire, search & rescue, planned event, etc.)
         W    =   task must be performed on a wildland fire incident
         /R   =   Rare event))the evaluation assignment may not provide opportunities to demonstrate performance. The
                  evaluator may be able to determine skills/knowledge through interview or the home office may need to
                  arrange for another assignment or a simulation.
         RX =     task must be performed on a prescribed fire incident


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                                         QUALIFICATION RECORD
                                            Continuation Sheet

POSITION: SINGLE RESOURCE BOSS

                           TASK                                     C       EVALUATION                 EVALUATOR:
                                                                    O        RECORD #                Initial & date upon
                                                                    D                                completion of task
                                                                    E*

 3. Evaluate, train, and test assigned personnel to                  O
    ensure they possess required skill and
    knowledge to perform assignment tasks.
    Maintain performance records.


 4. Organize assigned personnel into configurations                W/
    which will meet incident/tactical objectives.                  RX


 5. Apply critical supervision skills to your                        I
    assigned personnel.
     C    Assignment/standards and time frames are
          met.
     C    Control of assigned personnel is maintained
          on and off incident.
     C    Problems encountered with inexperienced
          or poorly trained assigned personnel are
          resolved.


 6. Maintain assigned personnel members in good                    W/
    mental and physical health.                                    RX
     C    Assigned personnel are motivated to carry
          out assignments.
     C    Morale problems are dealt with
          immediately.
     C    Assigned personnel’s physical health is
          maintained.
     C    Fatigue producing conditions on fires are
          resolved.


*Code:   O    =   task can be completed in any situation (classroom, simulation, prescribed fire, daily job, etc.)
         I    =   task must be performed on an incident (flood, fire, prescribed fire, search & rescue, planned event, etc.)
         W    =   task must be performed on a wildland fire incident
         /R   =   Rare event))the evaluation assignment may not provide opportunities to demonstrate performance. The
                  evaluator may be able to determine skills/knowledge through interview or the home office may need to
                  arrange for another assignment or a simulation.
         RX =     task must be performed on a prescribed fire incident


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                                         QUALIFICATION RECORD
                                            Continuation Sheet

POSITION: SINGLE RESOURCE BOSS

                           TASK                                     C       EVALUATION                 EVALUATOR:
                                                                    O        RECORD #                Initial & date upon
                                                                    D                                completion of task
                                                                    E*

 7. Establish and maintain positive interpersonal                    O
    and interagency working relationships.
     C    Create a work environment that provides
          diversity and equal opportunity for all
          personnel assigned to the incident.


 8. Provide for the safety and welfare of assigned                   I
    personnel during the entire period of
    supervision.
     C    Recognize potentially hazardous situations.
     C    Inform subordinates of hazards.
     C    Control positions and function of resources.
     C    Ensure that special precautions are taken
          when extraordinary hazards exist.
     C    Ensure adequate rest and hydration is
          provided to assigned personnel.


 9. Utilize appropriate safety orders: Standard Fire               W/
    Orders, Watch Out Situations, Urban Interface                  RX
    Watch Out Situations, and agency policy.
     C    Develop plans based on safety guidelines.
     C    Spot check tactical operations to ensure
          compliance with safety guidelines.
     C    Ensure all tactical operations comply with
          the principles of LCES.




*Code:   O    =   task can be completed in any situation (classroom, simulation, prescribed fire, daily job, etc.)
         I    =   task must be performed on an incident (flood, fire, prescribed fire, search & rescue, planned event, etc.)
         W    =   task must be performed on a wildland fire incident
         /R   =   Rare event))the evaluation assignment may not provide opportunities to demonstrate performance. The
                  evaluator may be able to determine skills/knowledge through interview or the home office may need to
                  arrange for another assignment or a simulation.
         RX =     task must be performed on a prescribed fire incident


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                                               QUALIFICATION RECORD
                                                  Continuation Sheet

POSITION: SINGLE RESOURCE BOSS

                                 TASK                                     C       EVALUATION                 EVALUATOR:
                                                                          O        RECORD #                Initial & date upon
                                                                          D                                completion of task
                                                                          E*

 MOBILIZATION
 10. Develop travel manifest.                                              O


 11. Put together package of individual time reports                       O
     for each crew member and start a Crew Time
     Report. Time reports are accurate and
     complete for assigned personnel.


 12. Assemble personnel.                                                   O
         C        Notify crew members of fire assignment
                  for timely mobilization.
         C        Assemble assigned personnel at
                  rendezvous point at time required.


 13. Inspect personnel and equipment.                                      O
         C        Safety equipment and personal gear meet
                  minimum requirements of agency and
                  safety guidelines in Fireline Handbook
                  (PMS 410-1).
         C        Condition of assigned personnel.
         C        Tools and equipment are ready for travel.


 14. Travel to rendezvous or check-in point.                               I




*Code:       O      =   task can be completed in any situation (classroom, simulation, prescribed fire, daily job, etc.)
             I      =   task must be performed on an incident (flood, fire, prescribed fire, search & rescue, planned event, etc.)
             W      =   task must be performed on a wildland fire incident
             /R     =   Rare event))the evaluation assignment may not provide opportunities to demonstrate performance. The
                        evaluator may be able to determine skills/knowledge through interview or the home office may need to
                        arrange for another assignment or a simulation.
             RX =       task must be performed on a prescribed fire incident


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                                               QUALIFICATION RECORD
                                                  Continuation Sheet

POSITION: SINGLE RESOURCE BOSS

                                 TASK                                     C       EVALUATION                 EVALUATOR:
                                                                          O        RECORD #                Initial & date upon
                                                                          D                                completion of task
                                                                          E*

 15. Report to the designated official at the check-in                     I
     point providing information for completion of
     ICS Form 211.


 INCIDENT ACTIVITIES
 16. Report to supervisor at rendezvous or check-in                        I
     point.
         C        Receive organizational assignment from
                  supervisor at rendezvous or check-in point.
                  Acknowledge assignment.
         C        Recheck readiness for assignment. Meet
                  readiness requirements for assignment.
         C        Brief supervisor about readiness of
                  assigned personnel. Readiness assessment
                  is accurate and understood by Strike
                  Team/Task Force Leader.


 17. Await assignment or further instructions.                             I
     Maintain crew ready to move out on
     assignment.
         C        Make known assigned personnel status to
                  supervisor.
         C        Determine logistical needs and make them
                  known.
         C        Maintain equipment.
         C        Recheck resources.




*Code:       O      =   task can be completed in any situation (classroom, simulation, prescribed fire, daily job, etc.)
             I      =   task must be performed on an incident (flood, fire, prescribed fire, search & rescue, planned event, etc.)
             W      =   task must be performed on a wildland fire incident
             /R     =   Rare event))the evaluation assignment may not provide opportunities to demonstrate performance. The
                        evaluator may be able to determine skills/knowledge through interview or the home office may need to
                        arrange for another assignment or a simulation.
             RX =       task must be performed on a prescribed fire incident


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                                               QUALIFICATION RECORD
                                                  Continuation Sheet

POSITION: SINGLE RESOURCE BOSS

                                 TASK                                     C       EVALUATION                 EVALUATOR:
                                                                          O        RECORD #                Initial & date upon
                                                                          D                                completion of task
                                                                          E*

 18. Receive tactical assignment from supervisor.                          I
         C        Special considerations and hazards.
         C        Values to be protected.


 19. Brief subordinates.                                                   I
         C        Brief face-to-face.
         C        Information is given periodically and with
                  every change from planned work.
                  - Communications.
                  - Chain-of-command.
                  - Overall incident information.


 20. Receive previous operational period                                   I
     information from supervisor you are relieving,
     when available.


 21. Evaluate fuels, topography, and weather                             W/
     factors throughout entire operational period.                       RX


 22. Identify escape routes and safety zones. Make                       W/
     them known to assigned personnel. Flag route                        RX
     to assure awareness when necessary.




*Code:       O      =   task can be completed in any situation (classroom, simulation, prescribed fire, daily job, etc.)
             I      =   task must be performed on an incident (flood, fire, prescribed fire, search & rescue, planned event, etc.)
             W      =   task must be performed on a wildland fire incident
             /R     =   Rare event))the evaluation assignment may not provide opportunities to demonstrate performance. The
                        evaluator may be able to determine skills/knowledge through interview or the home office may need to
                        arrange for another assignment or a simulation.
             RX =       task must be performed on a prescribed fire incident


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                                              QUALIFICATION RECORD
                                                 Continuation Sheet

POSITION: SINGLE RESOURCE BOSS

                                TASK                                     C       EVALUATION                 EVALUATOR:
                                                                         O        RECORD #                Initial & date upon
                                                                         D                                completion of task
                                                                         E*

 23. Recognize the need for and describe                                  O
     procedures to take for public evacuation as per
     agency policy.
         C        Immediate need.
         C        Planned action.


 24. Take special precautions for downhill and/or                       W/
     indirect line construction.                                        RX


 25. Apply appropriate skill and knowledge of                           W/
     fireline tactics and equipment to the current                      RX
     assignment or task.


 26. Modify production standards and time frames                        W/
     for accomplishment of fireline construction                        RX
     tasks under various fuels, topographic, and
     weather conditions.


 27. Adjust fireline location to meet specific                          W/
     conditions and provide for safety of assigned                      RX
     personnel.


 28. Describe an effective air drop in terms of flame                     O
     length and rate of spread. Describe line
     construction to take advantage of retardant.


*Code:       O     =   task can be completed in any situation (classroom, simulation, prescribed fire, daily job, etc.)
             I     =   task must be performed on an incident (flood, fire, prescribed fire, search & rescue, planned event, etc.)
             W     =   task must be performed on a wildland fire incident
             /R    =   Rare event))the evaluation assignment may not provide opportunities to demonstrate performance. The
                       evaluator may be able to determine skills/knowledge through interview or the home office may need to
                       arrange for another assignment or a simulation.
             RX =      task must be performed on a prescribed fire incident


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                                               QUALIFICATION RECORD
                                                  Continuation Sheet

POSITION: SINGLE RESOURCE BOSS

                                 TASK                                     C       EVALUATION                 EVALUATOR:
                                                                          O        RECORD #                Initial & date upon
                                                                          D                                completion of task
                                                                          E*

 29. Keep supervisor informed about progress,                            W/
     changes in conditions, fire behavior, and                           RX
     special events. Inform face-to-face, if possible.


 30. Complete fireline construction assignment.                          W/
                                                                         RX
         C        Determine type of line construction.
         C        Locate fireline.
         C        Construct fireline based on principles of
                  fireline construction, including burnout and
                  backfiring.
         C        Direct the application of water and
                  chemical agents effectively.
         C        Utilize portable pump/hose lay delivery
                  system where applicable for tactical work
                  assignment.
         C        Utilize chain saw as a line construction
                  tool in cutting woody materials where
                  applicable for tactical work assignment.
         C        Use fireline construction techniques that
                  facilitate rehabilitation of site.
         C        Inspect completed fireline.
         C        Plan assignments for holding forces.
         C        Complete fire mopup.




*Code:       O      =   task can be completed in any situation (classroom, simulation, prescribed fire, daily job, etc.)
             I      =   task must be performed on an incident (flood, fire, prescribed fire, search & rescue, planned event, etc.)
             W      =   task must be performed on a wildland fire incident
             /R     =   Rare event))the evaluation assignment may not provide opportunities to demonstrate performance. The
                        evaluator may be able to determine skills/knowledge through interview or the home office may need to
                        arrange for another assignment or a simulation.
             RX =       task must be performed on a prescribed fire incident


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                                               QUALIFICATION RECORD
                                                  Continuation Sheet

POSITION: SINGLE RESOURCE BOSS

                                 TASK                                     C       EVALUATION                 EVALUATOR:
                                                                          O        RECORD #                Initial & date upon
                                                                          D                                completion of task
                                                                          E*

 31. Patrol a fire.                                                      W/
                                                                         RX
         C        Look for spots across lines.
         C        Observe downwind areas utilizing sight
                  and sound.
         C        Frequently check dangerous areas on both
                  sides of line.
         C        Notify supervisor of slopovers.
         C        Patrol until the fire is completely safe to
                  leave or you are relieved.


 32. Brief relief forces. Brief relief forces, fully                       I
     describing current status/conditions/concerns
     regarding assignment.


 33. Travel to and from assignment.                                        O
         C        Have assigned personnel ready at specified
                  location on time.
         C        Arrange tool transport.
         C        Manifest assigned personnel for helicopter,
                  if needed.
         C        Use time effectively during delays; i.e.,
                  critique assignment.
         C        Take head count prior to departure.
         C        Insure driver/operator is alert, qualified
                  and has had required rest.




*Code:       O      =   task can be completed in any situation (classroom, simulation, prescribed fire, daily job, etc.)
             I      =   task must be performed on an incident (flood, fire, prescribed fire, search & rescue, planned event, etc.)
             W      =   task must be performed on a wildland fire incident
             /R     =   Rare event))the evaluation assignment may not provide opportunities to demonstrate performance. The
                        evaluator may be able to determine skills/knowledge through interview or the home office may need to
                        arrange for another assignment or a simulation.
             RX =       task must be performed on a prescribed fire incident


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                                               QUALIFICATION RECORD
                                                  Continuation Sheet

POSITION: SINGLE RESOURCE BOSS

                                 TASK                                     C       EVALUATION                 EVALUATOR:
                                                                          O        RECORD #                Initial & date upon
                                                                          D                                completion of task
                                                                          E*

 34. Check in after operational period.                                    I
         C        Reports status.
         C        Check tools, supplies, and radios.
         C        Complete timekeeping.
         C        Obtain needed medical attention.


 35. Demonstrate that, in the event that sickness,                         O
     injury, or accident occurs during the
     operational period, the Single Resource Boss
     can:
         C        Ensure first aid treatment on the fireline.
         C        Arrange for medical treatment and
                  evacuation from the fireline. Know the
                  difference between critical/non-critical
                  fireline evacuations and the correct
                  procedure for each.
         C        Notify supervisor of fireline assigned
                  personnel injury/sickness.
         C        Complete agency medical and
                  compensation for injury reports.


 36. Arrange for logistical support needs during                           I
     out-of-service period through supervisor.
     Follow appropriate channels.


 37. Brief subordinates on rest area and camp                              I
     layout. Use map of camp area and identify rest
     area and camp layout.


*Code:       O      =   task can be completed in any situation (classroom, simulation, prescribed fire, daily job, etc.)
             I      =   task must be performed on an incident (flood, fire, prescribed fire, search & rescue, planned event, etc.)
             W      =   task must be performed on a wildland fire incident
             /R     =   Rare event))the evaluation assignment may not provide opportunities to demonstrate performance. The
                        evaluator may be able to determine skills/knowledge through interview or the home office may need to
                        arrange for another assignment or a simulation.
             RX =       task must be performed on a prescribed fire incident


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                                               QUALIFICATION RECORD
                                                  Continuation Sheet

POSITION: SINGLE RESOURCE BOSS

                                 TASK                                     C       EVALUATION                 EVALUATOR:
                                                                          O        RECORD #                Initial & date upon
                                                                          D                                completion of task
                                                                          E*

 38. Complete out-of-service assignment.                                   O
         C        Provide for supervisor/personnel welfare
                  and conduct.
         C        Facilities Unit Leader knows location of
                  assigned personnel.
         C        Crew accountability is ensured.
         C        Contact agency representative and inform
                  of situation, status, personnel problems,
                  and location while in camp.


 39. Complete personnel evaluations. Complete to                           I
     agency requirements. Review with individual
     personnel prior to leaving incident.


 40. Complete ICS Form 214. Complete as                                    I
     required by ICS Forms Manual 230-1.




*Code:       O      =   task can be completed in any situation (classroom, simulation, prescribed fire, daily job, etc.)
             I      =   task must be performed on an incident (flood, fire, prescribed fire, search & rescue, planned event, etc.)
             W      =   task must be performed on a wildland fire incident
             /R     =   Rare event))the evaluation assignment may not provide opportunities to demonstrate performance. The
                        evaluator may be able to determine skills/knowledge through interview or the home office may need to
                        arrange for another assignment or a simulation.
             RX =       task must be performed on a prescribed fire incident


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                                              QUALIFICATION RECORD
                                                 Continuation Sheet

POSITION: SINGLE RESOURCE BOSS

                                TASK                                     C       EVALUATION                 EVALUATOR:
                                                                         O        RECORD #                Initial & date upon
                                                                         D                                completion of task
                                                                         E*

 DEMOBILIZATION
 41. Demobilization and check out.                                        I
         C        Receive demobilization instructions from
                  incident supervisor.
         C        Subordinate staff are briefed on
                  demobilization procedures and
                  responsibilities.
         C        Ensure that incident and agency
                  demobilization procedures are followed.
         C        If required, complete ICS Form 221
                  (Demobilization Check-Out) and turn in to
                  the appropriate person.


 42. Arrange for en route logistical needs and                            I
     check points in demobilization from incident,
     provide if required. Arrangements are made
     similar to incident dispatch requirements.


 43. Assemble assigned personnel for departure                            I
     from incident and brief subordinate
     supervisors/personnel. Standards are similar to
     departure for incident actions.


 44. Depart incident for home or disassemble point                        I
     if part of strike team/task force. Actions are
     similar to original dispatch to incident.




*Code:       O     =   task can be completed in any situation (classroom, simulation, prescribed fire, daily job, etc.)
             I     =   task must be performed on an incident (flood, fire, prescribed fire, search & rescue, planned event, etc.)
             W     =   task must be performed on a wildland fire incident
             /R    =   Rare event))the evaluation assignment may not provide opportunities to demonstrate performance. The
                       evaluator may be able to determine skills/knowledge through interview or the home office may need to
                       arrange for another assignment or a simulation.
             RX =      task must be performed on a prescribed fire incident


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                                               QUALIFICATION RECORD
                                                  Continuation Sheet

POSITION: SINGLE RESOURCE BOSS

                                 TASK                                     C       EVALUATION                 EVALUATOR:
                                                                          O        RECORD #                Initial & date upon
                                                                          D                                completion of task
                                                                          E*

 45. Check-in with agency dispatcher prior to                              I
     disassembly of crew at home location.
         C        Short critique with assigned personnel.
         C        Insure that all assigned personnel have
                  transportation to subsequent home base
                  from point of mobilization.
         C        Complete agency reports and records.


 ADDITIONAL SPECIFIC TASKS FOR
 ENGINE BOSS, DOZER BOSS,
 TRACTOR/PLOW BOSS, FIRING BOSS,
 FELLING BOSS, OR HELICOPTER BOSS.


 ENGINE BOSS
 46. Identify tactical capability of an engine.                            O


 47. Identify capabilities of assigned engine                              O
     personnel.




*Code:       O      =   task can be completed in any situation (classroom, simulation, prescribed fire, daily job, etc.)
             I      =   task must be performed on an incident (flood, fire, prescribed fire, search & rescue, planned event, etc.)
             W      =   task must be performed on a wildland fire incident
             /R     =   Rare event))the evaluation assignment may not provide opportunities to demonstrate performance. The
                        evaluator may be able to determine skills/knowledge through interview or the home office may need to
                        arrange for another assignment or a simulation.
             RX =       task must be performed on a prescribed fire incident


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POSITION: SINGLE RESOURCE BOSS

                                 TASK                                     C       EVALUATION                 EVALUATOR:
                                                                          O        RECORD #                Initial & date upon
                                                                          D                                completion of task
                                                                          E*

 48. Compare engine attack method alternatives to                          O
     type of assignment.
         C        Apply different types of indirect and direct
                  engine tactics.
         C        Know the capabilities and characteristics
                  of most common types of retardant
                  including foam, gel, and blanket used in
                  engines, and apply same.


 49. Make specific tactical assignments for engine.                      W/
     Make assignments based on specific                                  RX
     instructions from supervisor.


 50. Develop alternatives to primary plan based on                       W/
     the possibility of engine/equipment breakdown                       RX
     or failure.




*Code:       O      =   task can be completed in any situation (classroom, simulation, prescribed fire, daily job, etc.)
             I      =   task must be performed on an incident (flood, fire, prescribed fire, search & rescue, planned event, etc.)
             W      =   task must be performed on a wildland fire incident
             /R     =   Rare event))the evaluation assignment may not provide opportunities to demonstrate performance. The
                        evaluator may be able to determine skills/knowledge through interview or the home office may need to
                        arrange for another assignment or a simulation.
             RX =       task must be performed on a prescribed fire incident


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POSITION: SINGLE RESOURCE BOSS

                                 TASK                                     C       EVALUATION                 EVALUATOR:
                                                                          O        RECORD #                Initial & date upon
                                                                          D                                completion of task
                                                                          E*

 51. Make specific assignments to protect structures                       O
     (residences, barns, garages, outbuildings).
         C        Placement of engine, personnel, hose.
         C        Evaluate and triage structures.
         C        Identify special hazards (LPG tanks,
                  powerlines, hazardous materials).
         C        Structure preparation.
         C        Application of chemical agents (foam, gel).
         C        Defensible space.
         C        Escape/emergency evacuation (cut and
                  run).
         C        Refuge/shelter considerations (fire shelter,
                  vehicle, structure).
         C        Entrapment avoidance.
         C        Water source availability.


 52. Check engine communications systems. Insure                           O
     compatibility and operation.


 53. Locate water sources and check for volume,                            O
     cleanliness, and permission from owner to use
     water source in engine resupply.




*Code:       O      =   task can be completed in any situation (classroom, simulation, prescribed fire, daily job, etc.)
             I      =   task must be performed on an incident (flood, fire, prescribed fire, search & rescue, planned event, etc.)
             W      =   task must be performed on a wildland fire incident
             /R     =   Rare event))the evaluation assignment may not provide opportunities to demonstrate performance. The
                        evaluator may be able to determine skills/knowledge through interview or the home office may need to
                        arrange for another assignment or a simulation.
             RX =       task must be performed on a prescribed fire incident


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POSITION: SINGLE RESOURCE BOSS

                                 TASK                                     C       EVALUATION                 EVALUATOR:
                                                                          O        RECORD #                Initial & date upon
                                                                          D                                completion of task
                                                                          E*

 54. Sustain water and chemical agent supply for                         W/
     engine assignment. Maintain a supply of water                       RX
     to the fire, particularly on critical areas of the
     line.
         C        Static supply (lakes, hydrants, creeks, fold-
                  a-tanks, etc.).
         C        Mobile supply (water tender shuttle).


 55. Obtain engine maintenance schedule and                                O
     ensure engine is maintained.


 56. Coordinate and communicate with various                             W/
     fireline and support personnel required for                         RX
     engine assignment.


 57. Identify and correct performance deficiencies                       W/
     regarding equipment maintenance, mopup,                             RX
     driving, retardant operations, water source and
     supply system, operating procedures, and
     safety. Complete assignment within time
     frame established by incident action plan.


 DOZER BOSS
 58. Identify capability of a dozer.                                       O




*Code:       O      =   task can be completed in any situation (classroom, simulation, prescribed fire, daily job, etc.)
             I      =   task must be performed on an incident (flood, fire, prescribed fire, search & rescue, planned event, etc.)
             W      =   task must be performed on a wildland fire incident
             /R     =   Rare event))the evaluation assignment may not provide opportunities to demonstrate performance. The
                        evaluator may be able to determine skills/knowledge through interview or the home office may need to
                        arrange for another assignment or a simulation.
             RX =       task must be performed on a prescribed fire incident


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POSITION: SINGLE RESOURCE BOSS

                                 TASK                                     C       EVALUATION                 EVALUATOR:
                                                                          O        RECORD #                Initial & date upon
                                                                          D                                completion of task
                                                                          E*

 59. Inspect dozer prior to and immediately after                          O
     completing assignment, using dozer inspection
     check list.
         C        Determine if any parts are worn, out of
                  adjustment or otherwise unacceptable.
         C        Examine the protective equipment on the
                  dozer for serviceability.
         C        Complete inspection forms and note all
                  unsafe items.
         C        Determine dozer readiness for fireline
                  duty, either day or night.
         C        Check against agency specific guidelines.


 60. Notify supervisor of corrective action needed                         O
     for dozer readiness.


 61. Assure clear communications by review and                             O
     training of hand signals with operators,
     swampers, and spotters before they try to use
     them.


 62. Locate and flag fireline for dozers to construct,                     O
     given a portion of fire perimeter and general
     instructions as to fireline location and
     standards, using Abney hand level or
     clinometer and compass.




*Code:       O      =   task can be completed in any situation (classroom, simulation, prescribed fire, daily job, etc.)
             I      =   task must be performed on an incident (flood, fire, prescribed fire, search & rescue, planned event, etc.)
             W      =   task must be performed on a wildland fire incident
             /R     =   Rare event))the evaluation assignment may not provide opportunities to demonstrate performance. The
                        evaluator may be able to determine skills/knowledge through interview or the home office may need to
                        arrange for another assignment or a simulation.
             RX =       task must be performed on a prescribed fire incident


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POSITION: SINGLE RESOURCE BOSS

                                 TASK                                     C       EVALUATION                 EVALUATOR:
                                                                          O        RECORD #                Initial & date upon
                                                                          D                                completion of task
                                                                          E*

 63. Use dozers tactically.                                               W
         C        Construct fireline safely, effectively, and to
                  desired standards.
         C        Control lines are fired out in accordance
                  with the principles of backfiring and
                  burnout.
         C        Meet assignment objectives.


 64. Identify hazards associated with dozer                                O
     operations.


 65. Locate and construct safety zones using dozer.                      W/
     Safety zones are of adequate size according to                      RX
     fuel type, terrain, and burning conditions.


 66. Follow fueling of equipment precautions as                            O
     necessary.


 67. Ensure operator parks dozer in secure area, the                       O
     breaks are locked, the blade is on the ground,
     the dozer is left in a cleared area, the dozer is
     not left in a saddle, and the dozer is kept off
     roads.




*Code:       O      =   task can be completed in any situation (classroom, simulation, prescribed fire, daily job, etc.)
             I      =   task must be performed on an incident (flood, fire, prescribed fire, search & rescue, planned event, etc.)
             W      =   task must be performed on a wildland fire incident
             /R     =   Rare event))the evaluation assignment may not provide opportunities to demonstrate performance. The
                        evaluator may be able to determine skills/knowledge through interview or the home office may need to
                        arrange for another assignment or a simulation.
             RX =       task must be performed on a prescribed fire incident


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POSITION: SINGLE RESOURCE BOSS

                                 TASK                                     C       EVALUATION                 EVALUATOR:
                                                                          O        RECORD #                Initial & date upon
                                                                          D                                completion of task
                                                                          E*

 68. Adhere to standards of line construction and                        W/
     good dozer management practices.                                    RX


 69. Identify the environmental problems dozer                             O
     lines cause and recommend measures to reduce
     the problem.


 70. Consider constructed improvements in dozer                            O
     use.
         C        Take the necessary precautions to prevent
                  dozer damage to fences, underground
                  utilities, above ground utilities,
                  archaeological and historical sites, paved
                  roads, railroad tracks, structures, and other
                  constructed improvements.
         C        Recognize the safety hazards to dozer and
                  personnel in dozer use around constructed
                  improvements and take necessary
                  precautions.




*Code:       O      =   task can be completed in any situation (classroom, simulation, prescribed fire, daily job, etc.)
             I      =   task must be performed on an incident (flood, fire, prescribed fire, search & rescue, planned event, etc.)
             W      =   task must be performed on a wildland fire incident
             /R     =   Rare event))the evaluation assignment may not provide opportunities to demonstrate performance. The
                        evaluator may be able to determine skills/knowledge through interview or the home office may need to
                        arrange for another assignment or a simulation.
             RX =       task must be performed on a prescribed fire incident


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POSITION: SINGLE RESOURCE BOSS

                                 TASK                                     C       EVALUATION                 EVALUATOR:
                                                                          O        RECORD #                Initial & date upon
                                                                          D                                completion of task
                                                                          E*

 71. Keep supervisor advised of progress, problems,                        I
     and potentially dangerous situations in dozer
     use. Advise supervisor regarding:
         C        Availability of equipment.
         C        Dozer availability and location.
         C        Standards of line completed.
         C        Status of controlling in area of assignment.
         C        Dozer lines waterbarred or not.
         C        Needs (fuel, parts, relief operator).
         C        Down time per dozer.


 72. Receive feedback from supervisor in dozer use.                        I
     Receive feedback regarding:
         C        Overall incident status.
         C        New assignment.
         C        Disposition and ETA of any equipment/
                  supplies/personnel ordered.
         C        Evaluation of work accomplished.
         C        Special instructions.
         C        Safety considerations.




*Code:       O      =   task can be completed in any situation (classroom, simulation, prescribed fire, daily job, etc.)
             I      =   task must be performed on an incident (flood, fire, prescribed fire, search & rescue, planned event, etc.)
             W      =   task must be performed on a wildland fire incident
             /R     =   Rare event))the evaluation assignment may not provide opportunities to demonstrate performance. The
                        evaluator may be able to determine skills/knowledge through interview or the home office may need to
                        arrange for another assignment or a simulation.
             RX =       task must be performed on a prescribed fire incident


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POSITION: SINGLE RESOURCE BOSS

                                TASK                                     C       EVALUATION                 EVALUATOR:
                                                                         O        RECORD #                Initial & date upon
                                                                         D                                completion of task
                                                                         E*

 73. Keep and record equipment and personnel time                         I
     in dozer use.
         C        Forms will be 100 percent complete and
                  accurate to the satisfaction of the
                  equipment time recorder, supervisor, and
                  agency requirements.
         C        Dispense copies to operator and/or
                  appropriate positions.


 TRACTOR/PLOW BOSS
 74. Identify significant fuel models in assigned                         O
     work area. “Aids to Determine Fuel Models
     for Estimating Fire Behavior,” Anderson, H.E.,
     April ‘82 USDA FS, PMS #435-2.


 75. Describe expected fire behavior in each fuel                         O
     model, when given simulated weather
     conditions. Correctly determine chains per
     hour when creeping, running, and spotting.


 76. Identify capability of a tractor/plow.                               O


 77. Complete sizeup in determining what strategy                        W
     will be used, decisions, and actions required
     before beginning attack.



*Code:       O     =   task can be completed in any situation (classroom, simulation, prescribed fire, daily job, etc.)
             I     =   task must be performed on an incident (flood, fire, prescribed fire, search & rescue, planned event, etc.)
             W     =   task must be performed on a wildland fire incident
             /R    =   Rare event))the evaluation assignment may not provide opportunities to demonstrate performance. The
                       evaluator may be able to determine skills/knowledge through interview or the home office may need to
                       arrange for another assignment or a simulation.
             RX =      task must be performed on a prescribed fire incident


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POSITION: SINGLE RESOURCE BOSS

                                 TASK                                     C       EVALUATION                 EVALUATOR:
                                                                          O        RECORD #                Initial & date upon
                                                                          D                                completion of task
                                                                          E*

 78. Make direct attack, downwind flank, head, and                        W
     upwind flank.
         C        Describe burning conditions when direct
                  attack may be safely used.
         C        Describe plowing conditions when direct
                  attack may be safely used.
         C        Describe actions to take when suppressing
                  a wildland fire using direct attack.


 79. Make indirect head attack with or without                            W
     firing and not using a barrier.
         C        Describe conditions desirable for using an
                  indirect head attack with and without firing
                  and using a barrier.
         C        Describe the proper method of constructing
                  plowed lines when making an indirect head
                  attack without firing and not using a
                  barrier.


 80. Make indirect head attack using a barrier with                       W
     and without firing.
         C        List steps required in making an indirect
                  head attack using a barrier and firing.




*Code:       O      =   task can be completed in any situation (classroom, simulation, prescribed fire, daily job, etc.)
             I      =   task must be performed on an incident (flood, fire, prescribed fire, search & rescue, planned event, etc.)
             W      =   task must be performed on a wildland fire incident
             /R     =   Rare event))the evaluation assignment may not provide opportunities to demonstrate performance. The
                        evaluator may be able to determine skills/knowledge through interview or the home office may need to
                        arrange for another assignment or a simulation.
             RX =       task must be performed on a prescribed fire incident


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POSITION: SINGLE RESOURCE BOSS

                                 TASK                                     C       EVALUATION                 EVALUATOR:
                                                                          O        RECORD #                Initial & date upon
                                                                          D                                completion of task
                                                                          E*

 81. Make indirect flank attack using one or two                          W
     tractors, separate, in pairs or tandem.
         C        Identify the steps necessary in making an
                  indirect downwind flank attack with one
                  tractor.
         C        Identify additional critical steps using two
                  paired tractors.
         C        Identify additional critical steps using two
                  tandem tractors.
         C        Identify additional critical steps using two
                  tractors, one on each flank.
         C        Identify critical steps involved with flank
                  secured and when two tractors are making
                  an indirect head attack and meeting from
                  opposite directions.
         C        Identify the steps necessary in making an
                  upwind indirect flank attack with head
                  secured with one tractor.
         C        Identify additional steps with two tandem
                  tractors.


 FIRING BOSS
 82. As Single Resource Boss))firing, attend plans                        W
     meeting to exchange information and receive
     operational period plan.




*Code:       O      =   task can be completed in any situation (classroom, simulation, prescribed fire, daily job, etc.)
             I      =   task must be performed on an incident (flood, fire, prescribed fire, search & rescue, planned event, etc.)
             W      =   task must be performed on a wildland fire incident
             /R     =   Rare event))the evaluation assignment may not provide opportunities to demonstrate performance. The
                        evaluator may be able to determine skills/knowledge through interview or the home office may need to
                        arrange for another assignment or a simulation.
             RX =       task must be performed on a prescribed fire incident


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POSITION: SINGLE RESOURCE BOSS

                                 TASK                                     C       EVALUATION                 EVALUATOR:
                                                                          O        RECORD #                Initial & date upon
                                                                          D                                completion of task
                                                                          E*

 83. Complete a prefiring reconnaissance of                               W
     assignment.
         C        Look for firing operation problem areas.
         C        Escape routes (primary and secondary).
         C        Topography.
         C        Fuels.
         C        Weather.
         C        Constructed and natural barriers.
         C        Apply safety considerations involved in a
                  firing operation.


 84. Operate, maintain, and use firing devices. Of                         O
     the following firing devices, operate/maintain
     those used in own local area such as fusees,
     drip torch, pneumatic torch, Very pistol,
     grenades, power flame thrower, matches, aerial
     applications, propane torch, flare gun, aerial
     drip torch. Operate at minimum the fusee and
     drip torch. Diagnose and repair malfunctions
     in a drip torch.


 85. Use backfire as an indirect attack method                            W
     against a rapidly spreading wildland fire.
     Apply fire suppression firing methods and
     practices. Eliminate fuel in advance of the fire,
     change the direction of the fire, and/or slow the
     fire’s progress in conformance with firing plan.




*Code:       O      =   task can be completed in any situation (classroom, simulation, prescribed fire, daily job, etc.)
             I      =   task must be performed on an incident (flood, fire, prescribed fire, search & rescue, planned event, etc.)
             W      =   task must be performed on a wildland fire incident
             /R     =   Rare event))the evaluation assignment may not provide opportunities to demonstrate performance. The
                        evaluator may be able to determine skills/knowledge through interview or the home office may need to
                        arrange for another assignment or a simulation.
             RX =       task must be performed on a prescribed fire incident


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POSITION: SINGLE RESOURCE BOSS

                           TASK                                     C       EVALUATION                 EVALUATOR:
                                                                    O        RECORD #                Initial & date upon
                                                                    D                                completion of task
                                                                    E*

 86. Calculate probabilities of achieving objectives                W
     of backfiring or failure to fire. Apply fire
     behavior skills.


 87. Apply methodology to fire suppression in                       W
     conjunction with established control lines and
     anchor points.


 88. Recognize and avert problems that might                        W
     adversely affect a firing operation.


 89. Determine number of personnel and type and                     W
     amount of equipment needed in a firing
     operation.


 90. Augment holding forces in firing by portable                   W
     pumps and engine hose lays, dozers,
     tractor/plow, hand crews, and fixed-wing
     retardant and helitanker support. Apply
     appropriately for the firing operation and
     availability of resources. Know tactics in using
     combinations of resources and apply them in
     accordance with agency policy and
     requirements.




*Code:   O    =   task can be completed in any situation (classroom, simulation, prescribed fire, daily job, etc.)
         I    =   task must be performed on an incident (flood, fire, prescribed fire, search & rescue, planned event, etc.)
         W    =   task must be performed on a wildland fire incident
         /R   =   Rare event))the evaluation assignment may not provide opportunities to demonstrate performance. The
                  evaluator may be able to determine skills/knowledge through interview or the home office may need to
                  arrange for another assignment or a simulation.
         RX =     task must be performed on a prescribed fire incident


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POSITION: SINGLE RESOURCE BOSS

                           TASK                                     C       EVALUATION                 EVALUATOR:
                                                                    O        RECORD #                Initial & date upon
                                                                    D                                completion of task
                                                                    E*

 91. Plan the protection of structures and                          W
     improvements and evacuation of people
     located inside the area to be fired. Minimize
     property loss and provide for the safety of
     people located inside the area to be fired.


 92. Identify coordination process in firing.                       W
     Coordinate with immediate supervisor,
     adjacent forces, logistics, planning, Fire
     Behavior Analyst, and Meteorologist.


 93. Develop firing tactics to be applied. Meet                     W
     assignment requirements. Conform with
     agency policy and guidelines for firing.


 94. Brief firing team and make personnel and                       W
     equipment assignments.


 95. Deploy firing crew in accordance with                          W
     personnel and equipment assignments.


 96. Use firing tactically and complete assignment.                 W
     Complete a firing operation within the time
     frames established by operations action plan
     and supervisor. Firing objectives are met.
     Firing was performed safely.


*Code:   O    =   task can be completed in any situation (classroom, simulation, prescribed fire, daily job, etc.)
         I    =   task must be performed on an incident (flood, fire, prescribed fire, search & rescue, planned event, etc.)
         W    =   task must be performed on a wildland fire incident
         /R   =   Rare event))the evaluation assignment may not provide opportunities to demonstrate performance. The
                  evaluator may be able to determine skills/knowledge through interview or the home office may need to
                  arrange for another assignment or a simulation.
         RX =     task must be performed on a prescribed fire incident


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POSITION: SINGLE RESOURCE BOSS

                           TASK                                     C       EVALUATION                 EVALUATOR:
                                                                    O        RECORD #                Initial & date upon
                                                                    D                                completion of task
                                                                    E*

 FELLING BOSS
 97. Assess sawyer capabilities prior to fireline                    I
     assignment.


 98. Examine felling saw, tools, and supplies for                    O
     completeness, serviceability and safety. Saw is
     typical of the type used by industry fellers.
     Inspection forms are complete and all unsafe
     items noted.


 99. Initiate corrective action needed to ready                      O
     felling crew for task assignment. Correct
     deficiencies based on inspection of saw, tools
     and supplies and analysis of need to complete
     task or assignment.


 100. Adjust felling crew organization to meet                     W/
      changing considerations within guideline                     RX
      constraints from supervisor.


 101. Ensure the proper use, safety, servicing, and                  O
      maintenance of saws.




*Code:   O    =   task can be completed in any situation (classroom, simulation, prescribed fire, daily job, etc.)
         I    =   task must be performed on an incident (flood, fire, prescribed fire, search & rescue, planned event, etc.)
         W    =   task must be performed on a wildland fire incident
         /R   =   Rare event))the evaluation assignment may not provide opportunities to demonstrate performance. The
                  evaluator may be able to determine skills/knowledge through interview or the home office may need to
                  arrange for another assignment or a simulation.
         RX =     task must be performed on a prescribed fire incident


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POSITION: SINGLE RESOURCE BOSS

                           TASK                                     C       EVALUATION                 EVALUATOR:
                                                                    O        RECORD #                Initial & date upon
                                                                    D                                completion of task
                                                                    E*

 102. Keep the supervisor advised of felling crew                  W/
      progress, problems, and potentially                          RX
      dangerous situations. Follow
      coordination/communication guidelines.


 103. Coordinate felling and bucking progress with                 W/
      other supervisors in area. Coordinate                        RX
      according to directions/instructions from
      supervisor.


 104. Evaluate any felling and bucking problems                    W/
      relating to personnel, equipment                             RX
      maintenance, fire activity and hazards. Take
      positive action to correct or avoid felling and
      bucking problems. Felling and bucking is
      accomplished safely, effectively, and to
      desired standards.


 105. Keep and record felling equipment and                          I
      personnel time for each operational period.
      Forms are complete and accurate to the
      satisfaction of the Equipment Time Recorder,
      supervisor, and agency requirements.

 HELICOPTER BOSS
 106. Assemble Helicopter Manager kit.                               O




*Code:   O    =   task can be completed in any situation (classroom, simulation, prescribed fire, daily job, etc.)
         I    =   task must be performed on an incident (flood, fire, prescribed fire, search & rescue, planned event, etc.)
         W    =   task must be performed on a wildland fire incident
         /R   =   Rare event))the evaluation assignment may not provide opportunities to demonstrate performance. The
                  evaluator may be able to determine skills/knowledge through interview or the home office may need to
                  arrange for another assignment or a simulation.
         RX =     task must be performed on a prescribed fire incident


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POSITION: SINGLE RESOURCE BOSS

                           TASK                                     C       EVALUATION                 EVALUATOR:
                                                                    O        RECORD #                Initial & date upon
                                                                    D                                completion of task
                                                                    E*
 107.     Administer helicopter contracts/agreements                 O
          and agency policy.
          C   Conduct pre-use inspection of
              helicopter and fuel service vehicle to
              ensure compliance with
              contract/agreement specifications as
              related to mission required equipment,
              systems and operation. Document as
              per agency policy.
          C   Ensure that required documents are
              current and onboard the aircraft, such
              as: Transportation of HazMat Guide and
              DOT exemption, copy of
              contract/agreement, helicopter flight
              manual, aircraft logbook, agency
              aircraft data card.
          C   Maintain communication with
              appropriate agency aircraft
              contracting/administrative personnel.
          C   Establish daily work schedules for
              pilots, mechanics and fuel truck drivers.
          C   Complete daily diary, agency flight use
              summary and appropriate cost
              summaries.
          C   Complete agency incident/accident
              reports.




*Code:   O    =   task can be completed in any situation (classroom, simulation, prescribed fire, daily job, etc.)
         I    =   task must be performed on an incident (flood, fire, prescribed fire, search & rescue, planned event, etc.)
         W    =   task must be performed on a wildland fire incident
         /R   =   Rare event))the evaluation assignment may not provide opportunities to demonstrate performance. The
                  evaluator may be able to determine skills/knowledge through interview or the home office may need to
                  arrange for another assignment or a simulation.
         RX =     task must be performed on a prescribed fire incident


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POSITION: SINGLE RESOURCE BOSS

                           TASK                                     C       EVALUATION                 EVALUATOR:
                                                                    O        RECORD #                Initial & date upon
                                                                    D                                completion of task
                                                                    E*
 108.     Provide helicopter and helicopter personnel                I
          tactical capabilities to incident supervisor.
          C   Identify missions that aircraft and pilot
              are approved to perform; passenger,
              cargo and water dropping capabilities,
              etc.
          C   Identify qualifications and special
              capabilities of assigned helicopter
              personnel.
          C   Identify helicopter accessories and
              equipment available in support vehicle
              and order additional equipment when
              needed.
 109.     Continuously monitor and document flight                   O
          and/or duty hours of pilots, mechanics and
          fuel service vehicle drivers to ensure that
          agency limitations are not exceeded.
          C   Schedule and manage flight and duty
              times to meet current and projected
              work objectives.
          C   Ensure that relief pilots, mechanics, etc.
              are scheduled and assigned when
              required.




*Code:   O    =   task can be completed in any situation (classroom, simulation, prescribed fire, daily job, etc.)
         I    =   task must be performed on an incident (flood, fire, prescribed fire, search & rescue, planned event, etc.)
         W    =   task must be performed on a wildland fire incident
         /R   =   Rare event))the evaluation assignment may not provide opportunities to demonstrate performance. The
                  evaluator may be able to determine skills/knowledge through interview or the home office may need to
                  arrange for another assignment or a simulation.
         RX =     task must be performed on a prescribed fire incident


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                                         QUALIFICATION RECORD
                                            Continuation Sheet

POSITION: SINGLE RESOURCE BOSS

                           TASK                                     C       EVALUATION                 EVALUATOR:
                                                                    O        RECORD #                Initial & date upon
                                                                    D                                completion of task
                                                                    E*
 110.     Ensure that flight planning, flight following              I
          and resource tracking requirements are met.
          C   Obtain Resource Order, Flight Request
              or other mission information.
          C   Works with pilot to develop agency
              and/or FAA flight plans.
          C   Obtain appropriate radio frequencies,
              phone numbers, transponder codes, area
              and hazard maps for mission.
          C   Conducts or ensures that radio check-
              ins are accomplished at established
              intervals.

 111.     Conduct preflight and postflight briefings                 I
          with flight, support and helicopter crews.
          C   Establish mission objectives,
              timeframes, reporting locations, travel
              routes.
          C   Identify and discuss performance, safety
              and/or efficiency problems encountered.
          C   Identify adjustments in future
              operations.




*Code:   O    =   task can be completed in any situation (classroom, simulation, prescribed fire, daily job, etc.)
         I    =   task must be performed on an incident (flood, fire, prescribed fire, search & rescue, planned event, etc.)
         W    =   task must be performed on a wildland fire incident
         /R   =   Rare event))the evaluation assignment may not provide opportunities to demonstrate performance. The
                  evaluator may be able to determine skills/knowledge through interview or the home office may need to
                  arrange for another assignment or a simulation.
         RX =     task must be performed on a prescribed fire incident


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                                         QUALIFICATION RECORD
                                            Continuation Sheet

POSITION: SINGLE RESOURCE BOSS

                           TASK                                     C       EVALUATION                 EVALUATOR:
                                                                    O        RECORD #                Initial & date upon
                                                                    D                                completion of task
                                                                    E*
 112.     Ensures that helicopter pilot accurately                   O
          completes and approves helicopter load
          calculation, reflecting current aircraft
          configuration, appropriate flight manual
          performance charts and environmental
          conditions.
          C   Flight crew weights.
          C   Fuel quantity on board.
          C   Elevations at takeoff and landing sites.
          C   In-Ground or Out-of-Ground landing
              sites.
          C   Density altitude.
 113.     Verify that helicopter is maintained to FAA                O
          and agency standards.
          C   Review aircraft logbook entries to
              ensure that scheduled maintenance
              inspections are completed at required
              intervals.
          C   Contact agency maintenance specialist
              during unscheduled maintenance or
              major component replacement.
          C   Facilitate return-to-service process.
          C   Inform supervisor of current or future
              helicopter maintenance/unavailability.

 114.     Ensure that turbine power assurance checks                 O
          are conducted and documented as required
          by agency.
          C   Contact agency maintenance specialist
              if trend analysis indicates sub-par
              engine performance.



*Code:   O    =   task can be completed in any situation (classroom, simulation, prescribed fire, daily job, etc.)
         I    =   task must be performed on an incident (flood, fire, prescribed fire, search & rescue, planned event, etc.)
         W    =   task must be performed on a wildland fire incident
         /R   =   Rare event))the evaluation assignment may not provide opportunities to demonstrate performance. The
                  evaluator may be able to determine skills/knowledge through interview or the home office may need to
                  arrange for another assignment or a simulation.
         RX =     task must be performed on a prescribed fire incident


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                                         QUALIFICATION RECORD
                                            Continuation Sheet

POSITION: SINGLE RESOURCE BOSS

                           TASK                                     C       EVALUATION                 EVALUATOR:
                                                                    O        RECORD #                Initial & date upon
                                                                    D                                completion of task
                                                                    E*
 115.     Ensure helicopter safety policies are                    W/
          adhered to.                                              RX
          C   Utilizes risk management techniques
              and “go/no-go” checklist prior to each
              flight, to include airspace deconfliction,
              aerial hazard map, weather assessment,
              radio communications, etc.
          C   Evaluates helispots and unimproved
              landing sites with PIC; ensures that
              agency landing site standards are met.
          C   Ensures that actual helicopter payloads
              do not exceed the calculated allowable
              payload.
          C   Ensures that pre-flight briefings are
              conducted and the appropriate personal
              protective equipment (PPE) is utilized
              for all missions.
          C   Ensures crash rescue/response
              procedures and equipment are
              established and communicated to all
              helicopter personnel.
          C   Complies with all requirements in the
              Aviation Transport of Hazardous
              Materials Guide.
          C   Follows all special mission agency
              safety requirements, such as heli-rappel,
              aerial ignition.




*Code:   O    =   task can be completed in any situation (classroom, simulation, prescribed fire, daily job, etc.)
         I    =   task must be performed on an incident (flood, fire, prescribed fire, search & rescue, planned event, etc.)
         W    =   task must be performed on a wildland fire incident
         /R   =   Rare event))the evaluation assignment may not provide opportunities to demonstrate performance. The
                  evaluator may be able to determine skills/knowledge through interview or the home office may need to
                  arrange for another assignment or a simulation.
         RX =     task must be performed on a prescribed fire incident


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                             INSTRUCTIONS for EVALUATION RECORD
There are four separate blocks allowing evaluations to be made. These evaluations may be made on
incidents, simulation in classroom, or in daily duties, depending on what the position task book
indicates. This should be sufficient for qualification in the position if the individual is adequately
prepared. If additional blocks are needed, a page can be copied from a blank task book and
attached.

COMPLETE THESE ITEMS AT THE START OF THE EVALUATION PERIOD:
Evaluator’s name, incident/office title, and agency: List the name of the evaluator, his/her incident
position (on incidents) or office title, and agency.
Evaluator’s home unit address and phone: Self explanatory
#: The number in the upper left corner of the experience block identifies a particular experience or group
of experiences. This number should be placed in the column labeled “Evaluation Record #” on the
Qualification Record for each task performed satisfactorily.
Location of Incident/Simulation: Identify the location where the tasks were performed by agency and
office.
Incident Kind: Enter kind of incident, e.g., wildland fire, prescribed fire, search and rescue, flood, etc.

COMPLETE THESE ITEMS AT THE END OF THE EVALUATION PERIOD:
Number and Type of Resources: Enter the number of resources and types assigned to the incident
pertinent to the trainee’s task book position.
Duration: Enter inclusive dates during which the trainee was evaluated. This block may indicate a span
of time covering several small and similar incidents if the trainee has been evaluated on that basis, i.e.,
several initial attack fires in similar fuel types.
Management Level or Prescribed Fire Complexity Level: Indicates ICS organization level, i.e., Type
5, Type 4, Type 3, Type 2, Type 1, Area Command or prescribed fire complexity level (low, moderate,
high).
NFFL Fuel Model: For wildland fire and prescribed fire experience, enter number (1-13) of the fuel
model(s) in which the incident occurred and under which the trainee was evaluated.
Grass       1. Short Grass (1 foot)                        Timber       8. Closed Timber Litter
Group       2. Timber (grass & understory)                 Group        9. Hardwood Litter
            3. Tall Grass (2-1/2 feet)                                  10. Timber (litter understory)
Brush       4.   Chaparral (6 feet)                        Slash        11. Light Logging Slash
Group       5.   Brush (2 feet)                            Group        12. Medium Logging Slash
            6.   Dormant brush-Hardwood Slash                           13. Heavy Logging Slash
            7.   Southern Rough
Recommendation: Check as appropriate and/or make comments regarding the future needs for
development of this trainee.
Date: List the date the record is being completed.
Evaluator’s initials: Initial here to authenticate your recommendations and to allow for comparison with
initials in the Qualifications Record.
Evaluator’s relevant red card rating: List your certification relevant to the trainee position you
supervised.


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                                                 Evaluation Record


                  TRAINEE NAME                                                  TRAINEE POSITION

#1     Evaluator’s name:
       Incident/office title & agency:

Evaluator’s home unit address & phone:

Name and Location        Incident Kind        Number & Type             Duration        Management Level or         NFFL
  of Incident or         (wildland fire,       of Resources         (inclusive dates      Prescribed Fire           Fuel
    Simulation          search & rescue,       Pertinent to        in trainee status)    Complexity Level          Model(s)
 (agency & area)              etc.)          Trainee’s Position

                                                                           to

The tasks initialed & dated by me have been performed under my supervision in a satisfactory manner by the above
named trainee. I recommend the following for further development of this trainee.
_______         The individual has successfully performed all tasks for the position and should be considered for
                certification.
_______         The individual was not able to complete certain tasks (comments below) or additional guidance is
                required.
_______         Not all tasks were evaluated on this assignment and an additional assignment is needed to complete the
                evaluation.
_______         The individual is severely deficient in the performance of tasks for the position and needs further training
                (both required & knowledge and skills needed) prior to additional assignment(s) as a trainee.
Recommendations:_____________________________________________________________________________________
_____________________________________________________________________________________________________
Date:________________________ Evaluator’s initials:__________________Evaluator’s relevant red card (or agency
certification) rating:_______________________________________________




#2     Evaluator’s name:
       Incident/office title & agency:

Evaluator’s home unit address & phone:

Name and Location        Incident Kind        Number & Type             Duration        Management Level or         NFFL
  of Incident or         (wildland fire,       of Resources         (inclusive dates      Prescribed Fire           Fuel
    Simulation          search & rescue,       Pertinent to        in trainee status)    Complexity Level          Model(s)
 (agency & area)              etc.)          Trainee’s Position

                                                                           to

The tasks initialed & dated by me have been performed under my supervision in a satisfactory manner by the above
named trainee. I recommend the following for further development of this trainee.
_______         The individual has successfully performed all tasks for the position and should be considered for
                certification.
_______         The individual was not able to complete certain tasks (comments below) or additional guidance is
                required.
_______         Not all tasks were evaluated on this assignment and an additional assignment is needed to complete the
                evaluation.
_______         The individual is severely deficient in the performance of tasks for the position and needs further training
                (both required & knowledge and skills needed) prior to additional assignment(s) as a trainee.
Recommendations:_____________________________________________________________________________________
_____________________________________________________________________________________________________
Date:________________________ Evaluator’s initials:__________________Evaluator’s relevant red card (or agency
certification) rating:_______________________________________________




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                                                 Evaluation Record
                                                (Continuation Sheet)


                   TRAINEE NAME                                                 TRAINEE POSITION

#3     Evaluator’s name:
       Incident/office title & agency:

Evaluator’s home unit address & phone:

Name and Location        Incident Kind        Number & Type             Duration        Management Level or         NFFL
  of Incident or         (wildland fire,       of Resources         (inclusive dates      Prescribed Fire           Fuel
    Simulation          search & rescue,       Pertinent to        in trainee status)    Complexity Level          Model(s)
 (agency & area)              etc.)          Trainee’s Position

                                                                           to

The tasks initialed & dated by me have been performed under my supervision in a satisfactory manner by the above
named trainee. I recommend the following for further development of this trainee.
_______         The individual has successfully performed all tasks for the position and should be considered for
                certification.
_______         The individual was not able to complete certain tasks (comments below) or additional guidance is
                required.
_______         Not all tasks were evaluated on this assignment and an additional assignment is needed to complete the
                evaluation.
_______         The individual is severely deficient in the performance of tasks for the position and needs further training
                (both required & knowledge and skills needed) prior to additional assignment(s) as a trainee.
Recommendations:_____________________________________________________________________________________
_____________________________________________________________________________________________________
Date:________________________ Evaluator’s initials:__________________Evaluator’s relevant red card (or agency
certification) rating:_______________________________________________



#4     Evaluator’s name:
       Incident/office title & agency:

Evaluator’s home unit address & phone:

Name and Location        Incident Kind        Number & Type             Duration        Management Level or         NFFL
  of Incident or         (wildland fire,       of Resources         (inclusive dates      Prescribed Fire           Fuel
    Simulation          search & rescue,       Pertinent to        in trainee status)    Complexity Level          Model(s)
 (agency & area)              etc.)          Trainee’s Position

                                                                           to

The tasks initialed & dated by me have been performed under my supervision in a satisfactory manner by the above
named trainee. I recommend the following for further development of this trainee.
_______         The individual has successfully performed all tasks for the position and should be considered for
                certification.
_______         The individual was not able to complete certain tasks (comments below) or additional guidance is
                required.
_______         Not all tasks were evaluated on this assignment and an additional assignment is needed to complete the
                evaluation.
_______         The individual is severely deficient in the performance of tasks for the position and needs further training
                (both required & knowledge and skills needed) prior to additional assignment(s) as a trainee.
Recommendations:_____________________________________________________________________________________
_____________________________________________________________________________________________________
Date:________________________ Evaluator’s initials:__________________Evaluator’s relevant red card (or agency
certification) rating:_______________________________________________




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