Fire Management
Advisory Team
Fire Management
Fire Manager
Burn Boss (RXB1)
Burn Boss (RXB2)
Burn Boss (RXB3)
Incident Commander
Type 4 (ICT4)
Single Resource Boss
Squad Boss (FFT1)
Firefighter (FFT2)
RX Crew Member
Chainsaw Operator
ATV/ UTV Operator
Supervised Participant
Fire Observer


The Prescribed Fire Crew Member (RXCM) participates in prescribed fire operations, including ignition, holding, mop-up, monitoring and patrol. All Conservancy staff and volunteers actively participating on a prescribed burn must be qualified as either a Firefighter Type 2 (FFT2) or RXCM. The principal differences between FFT2 and RXCM are the lesser physical fitness requirement for RXCM and the NIMS training requirement for FFT2.

How to become a Prescribed Fire Crew Member

A Prescribed Fire Crew Member must meet minimum training, experience and physical fitness requirements listed below.

Required training:

Note- L-180 is included in the classroom version of S-130 Firefighter Training (Unit 4). However, L-180 is not included in the blended/online version of S-130. L-180 must be taken additionally if the blended/online version of S-130 is used.

Required experience:
Participate on one prescribed fire as a trainee.

Required Physical Fitness:

Position Currency

To remain qualified as a Prescribed Fire Crew Member:

Position Documentation

A Prescribed Fire Crew Member is responsible for maintaining awarded training certificates, fitness test documentation, and a log or record of their wildland fire experience. Typical fire experience log will contain: specific dates and locations of prescribed fire assignments; site name; burn unit name, size, and fuel types; and assignment held on the burn (e.g. holding crew, ignition crew, UTV patrol, etc). The Conservancy may retain copies of these documents in a state or local office for documenting an individual's information in the IQCS database.

Last updated November 6, 2020.

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