San Diego Management & Monitoring Program

Resource Advisor's Guide for Wildland Fire Training

June 15, 2016 10:00am to June 15, 2016 16:00pm

Location: 13225 Cajalco Road Perris, Ca ( Google Maps)

The National Wildfire Coordinating Group (NWCG) Training Working Team developed the Resource Advisor’s Guide for Wildland Fire in response to the widespread recognition that an interagency guide was needed that provided a clear definition of the position and suggested operational guidance. This guide is a revision of the November 1996 Resource Advisor’s Guide for Wildland Fire.

The role of the Resource Advisor has historically been intertwined with the role of Agency Administrator Representative. This guide provides a distinction between those roles. In some instances, the roles can be combined at the Agency Administrator’s discretion.

To properly function in the position and to serve the needs of the Agency Administrator and the Incident Management Team, the Resource Advisor may be required to enter the fire environment in the field while suppression actions are taking place. This environment is inherently hazardous. The Resource Advisor position historically had no fire qualifications or training requirements within the NWCG system. This guide sets forth standards and some minimum qualifications for the position of Resource Advisor. Resource Advisors should be identified within each unit and attend Resource Advisor training.

Training will take place June 15th from 10am to 4pm. Download the resource guide (attached) prior to the training.