NWCG standards for wildland fire module operations
Document Type: Report
Author(s): National Wildfire Coordinating Group (NWCG)
Publication Year: 2019

Cataloging Information

  • fire management
  • fire response
  • land management
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Record Last Modified: April 11, 2019
FRAMES Record Number: 57662


The NWCG Standards for Wildland Fire Module Operations standardizes procedures and expectations for Wildland Fire Modules (WFMs). These standards are to be used by staff, supervisors, specialists, and technicians for planning, administering, and conducting WFM operations. These standards will also be used as a measure of WFM qualifications, capabilities, and expected performance, for both Type 1 and Type 2 WFMs. Individual home units shall provide direction, support, and review processes that ensure WFM operations are safe and effective and meet the WFM operations standards as outlined in this document. Any individual host unit may assemble, and make available for mobilization, a WFM meeting the minimum standards described in this document. Only those WFMs meeting the standards and having completed the WFM certification process will be available for mobilization. Prior to implementing activities and operations under the standards in the NWCG Standards for Wildland Fire Module Operations, local units must have ensured compliance with agency policy. In addition, an approved local employee or module handbook must be in place and identify how the module interacts with the local unit. The NWCG Standards for Wildland Fire Module Operations meets requirements of Federal Fire Policy Guiding Principle #91: Standardization of policies and procedures among federal wildland fire management agencies is an ongoing objective. This principle promotes common language and unified direction or guidance for agency or bureau manuals, directive handbooks, and guidelines.

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National Wildfire Coordinating Group. 2019. NWCG standards for wildland fire module operations. PMS 430. 27 p.