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ID
2-509-1424
Name
Air Support Group Supervisor (NQS)
Status
Published
Version
2.0
Updated
6/14/2021 11:02:08 AM
Original Release
11/07/2019
Last Major Release
06/14/2021
Resource Category
Incident Management
Primary Core Capability
Operational Coordination
Secondary Core Capability
 
Resource Kind
Personnel
Overall Function
The Air Support Group Supervisor assists with flight crew ground needs and coordinates with the Air Tactical Group Supervisor to help ensure mission's success and crew safety
Single resource
In conjunction with a NIMS typed team
NIMS Typed Team
 
In conjunction with a NIMS typed unit
NIMS Typed Unit
 
Description Notes
Not Specified
Supporting Core Capabilities
None
Types
Type Description
Type 1The Air Support Group Supervisor: 1. Establishes or transitions into a group under the Operations Section in the Incident Command System (ICS) 2. Supervises and configures the group with units as necessary 3. Coordinates the ground needs of flight crews and their aircraft in conjunction with the Air Operations Branch Director 4. Assists and coordinates with the Air Tactical Group Supervisor to help ensure mission success and crew safety 5. Assists the Air Tactical Group Supervisor and Air Operations Branch Director during in-flight emergencies (IFE) 6. Ensures the availability of and access to adequate aircraft servicing and fuel 7. Accounts for aircrew between missions and provides for crew rest, feeding and billeting needs 8. Coordinates with local airfield managers and fixed base operators (FBO) 9. Reports mission-essential information to the Air Operations Branch Director 10. Coordinates with the Air Tactical Group Supervisor to provide information to the Air Operations Branch Director for the daily situation report
Components
Component Notes  
EducationNot Specified
Component Types
Type Criteria
Type 1Not Specified
TrainingThe National Incident Management System (NIMS) Training Program defines a national baseline to guide and promote NIMS training. It provides recommendations to assist AHJs in developing their own training plans, tailored to their specific needs.
Component Types
Type Criteria
Type 1Completion of the following: 1. IS-100: Introduction to the Incident Command System, ICS-100 2. IS-200: Basic Incident Command System for Initial Response, ICS-200 3. ICS-300: Intermediate Incident Command System for Expanding Incidents 4. ICS-400: Advanced Incident Command System for Command and General Staff – Complex Incidents 5. IS-700: National Incident Management System, An Introduction 6. IS-800: National Response Framework, An Introduction 7. E/G/L 0191: Emergency Operations Center/Incident Command System Interface 8. Authority Having Jurisdiction (AHJ)-approved Air Support Group Supervisor course 9. AHJ-approved Introduction to Air Operations course
ExperienceMilitary rating (current or former) as a pilot or navigator may fulfill air operations experience requirement.
Component Types
Type Criteria
Type 11. Successful completion of the National Qualification System (NQS) Position Task Book (PTB) for the NIMS Air Support Group Supervisor, or equivalent AHJ documentation 2. Experience in an air operations position
Physical/Medical FitnessThe NIMS Guideline for the NQS defines Physical/Medical Fitness levels for NQS positions.
Component Types
Type Criteria
Type 1Light
Currency1. Military experience may fulfill this currency requirement. 2. A higher position is one for which this position is a prerequisite within the Operations Section.
Component Types
Type Criteria
Type 1Functions in this position or a higher position during a qualifying incident, planned event, exercise, drill or simulation at least once every three years
Professional and Technical Licenses and CertificationsNot Specified
Component Types
Type Criteria
Type 1Not Specified
Composition and Ordering Specifications
Specification
Discuss logistics for deploying this position, such as working conditions, length of deployment, security, lodging, transportation and meals, prior to deployment.
Requestor specifies any additional qualifications necessary, based on incident complexity and needs.
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Notes
References
Reference
FEMA, 509: Air Operations Branch Director
FEMA, 509: Air Tactical Group Supervisor
FEMA, National Qualification System (NQS) Position Task Book for Air Support Group Supervisor, latest edition adopted
FEMA, National Incident Management System (NIMS), October 2017
FEMA, NIMS Guideline for the NQS, November 2017
FEMA, NIMS Training Program, May 2020
FEMA, National Response Framework, October 2019
National Wildfire Coordinating Group (NWCG), Position Catalog, latest edition published