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Type: Report
Author(s): National Wildfire Coordinating Group (NWCG)
Publication Date: April 2013

***** DISCONTINUED IN 2021 *****

The Wildland Fire Incident Management Field Guide is a revision of what used to be called the Fireline Handbook, PMS 410-1. This guide has been renamed because, over time, the original purpose of the Fireline Handbook had been replaced by the Incident Response Pocket Guide, PMS 461. As a result, this new guide is aimed at a different audience, and it was felt a new name was in order. This field guide contains some information that is duplicated in the Incident Response Pocket Guide (IRPG) and the Department of Homeland Security, Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), National Incident Management System Emergency Responder Field Operating Guide (ERFOG), but the documents have different purposes and user groups. This field guide is the standard NWCG incident management reference guide. The IRPG is the 'wildland fire job aid and training reference for operational personnel from Firefighter Type 2 through Division Supervisor and Initial Attack/Extended Attack Incident Commander,' and is primarily an initial responder's tool. The ERFOG 'provides guidance designed to assist emergency response personnel in the use of the National Incident Management System (NIMS) Incident Command System (ICS) during incident operations' and is primarily a Command and General Staff tool.

Citation: National Wildfire Coordinating Group. 2013 (last updated 2014). Wildland Fire Incident Management Field Guide. PMS 210. Boise, ID: National Interagency Fire Center, National Wildfire Coordination Group. 148 p.

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