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Priority Trainee Program

The Priority Trainee Program (PTP) was established to provide a uniform process to identify and mobilize trainees on incidents. To assist them in gaining critical experience and qualifications for agency positions and job requirements, as well as to assist in succession planning for Incident Management Teams. The PTP is a team effort throughout the nation, each of the Geographic Area Training Representatives coordinate with one another and utilize the Priority Trainee List (PTL) to mobilize all trainees within and outside of each georgaphic area.


 The positions included in the PTP are:

  • Incident Commander Type 1-3
  • All Command Staff positions including Information Officer, Safety Officer, Liaison Officer and Human Resource Specialist
  • All Logistics Section positions
  • All Finance Section positions including Incident Business Advisors and Buying Team Members
  • All Planning Section positions
  • Operations Section positions Task Force Leader and above
  • Air Operations positions Helibase Manager Type 2 and Single Engine Air Tanker Manager and above
  • All Dispatch positions *
  • Trainees assigned to Incident Management Teams may participate in the PTP.

* The Dispatch PTP is managed separately and coordinated through the Dispatch Center Managers and the unit Training Officers.  The Dispatch PTL is maintained on a separate list from other PTP positions.


These positions will not be listed on the PTL due to the inability to locate a trainee assignment opportunities: ICT3, ICT4, ICT5, CRWB, ENGB, FFT1, FFT2, FAL2, FAL3, HECM.


     To participate in the PTP, trainees must:

 

 

     Once a trainee accepts an assignment, the GATR submits their name to initiate a name request resource order and normal dispatch procedures begin. The  trainee must:

 

Mobilization Process

The priority trainee list will be utilized for within and out of geographic area mobilization. (see flow charts below).

 

Within Geographic Area

 


Out of Geographic Area


IMT PT Mobilization GATR to GATR

When an IMT is mobilizing to an incident outside of their GACC, the GATR from the hosting GACC will work with the sending GATR to identify the 8 Geographic Area priority trainees that will be assigned to the IMT to achieve immediate IMT needs, provide valuable trainee opportunities and to support IMT succession planning.

 




To participate in the PTP, trainees must:

 

 

Once a trainee accepts an assignment, the GATR submits their name to initiate a name request resource order and normal dispatch procedures begin. The  trainee must:

 

 
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PNW Geographic Area Priority Trainee Mobilization Program

Updated: 07-18-2018
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National Priority Trainee Mobilization Program

Updated: 07-24-2018
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