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Incident Command System

Air Tactical Group Supervisor

Aircraft Operations
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Air Tactical Group Supervisor

The Air Tactical Group Supervisor - is primarily responsible for the coordination of aircraft operations when fixed and/or rotary-wing aircraft are operating on an incident. These coordination activities are performed by the Air Tactical Group Supervisor while airborne. The Air Tactical Group Supervisor reports to the Air Operations Branch Director (AIROPS).



Air Tactical Group Supervisor - Specific Responsibilities

The major responsibilities of the Air Tactical Group Supervisor are:

  • Review Common Responsibilities

  • Determine what aircraft (air tankers and helicopters) are operating within the area of assignment.

  • Manage air tactical activities based upon the Incident Action Plan (IAP).

  • Establish and maintain communications and Air Traffic Control, with pilots, Air Operations, Helicopter Coordinator, Air Tanker/Fixed Wing Coordinator, Air Support Group (usually Helibase Manager), and fixed-wing Support Bases.

  • Coordinate approved flights of non-incident aircraft or non-tactical flights in restricted air space area.

  • Obtain information about air traffic external to the incident.

  • Receive reports of non-incident aircraft violating restricted air space area (Operations Section Chief (OPS), Branch Director, or Division/Group Supervisor).

  • Make tactical recommendations to approved ground contact.

  • Inform AIROPS of tactical recommendations affecting the air operations portion of the IAP.

  • Report on air operations activities to the AIROPS. Advise air operations immediately if aircraft mission assignments are causing conflicts in the Air Traffic Control System.

  • Report on incidents/accidents.

  • Maintain Unit/Activity Log (ICS Form 214, 5 KB PDF*).


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