Type 3 Incident Management Team Project
In 2003, the State of Colorado Resource Mobilization Working Group began developing state standards for individual resources and Type 3 Incident Management Teams. The Type 3 Incident Management Team Subcommittee of the Working Group agreed to use the National Park Service task books and guidelines as a template with modifications for the state program. The documents created from this process provide guidance for the establishment of minimum standards for incident personnel using these "All-Risk" task books and standards. Personnel who are certified in a NWCG position prior to the implementation of this guideline, may retain that certification and carry it over into the Colorado system. To qualify in any other state positions, the individual must meet the standards identified herein. The position certifications can be used for most Colorado positions with the exception of Command and Operational in a wildland fire incident.
The program works closely with FEMA to ensure the qualifications and taskbooks are consistent with federal standards and guidelines. As FEMS develops new requirements, they are incorporated into the Colorado taskbooks.
This initiative is designed to:
With the publication of these guidelines, the standards established in this guide are to be met by all participating agencies and organizations that choose to certify individuals and teams within the Colorado system. Individuals who have begun the process of qualifying for a position under NWCG guidelines may continue to use those standards and will be accepted by the Colorado system. Additionally, any individual who has begun the evaluation process need not take any newly required course(s) for that position. No local agency is required to use these standards or qualifications to manage their own incidents.
Command and General Staff
For additional information, please see the Qualification System Guide, or contact:
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