Events & Training Calendar

S-359 - Closing Date Oct. 27

This session is an exciting opportunity for students to experience the new S-359 course materials. Please see the attached for more information and nomination link. The nomination deadline is October 27, 2023.   


Dates: December 5-7, 2023 (travel on the 4th and 8th)

Location: Yates Building, Washington, D.C.

MEDL Incident Position Description

The Medical Unit Leader (MEDL) is responsible for ensuring the occupational health of all incident personnel, including planning for and coordinating incident emergency response. Incident emergency response often involves MEDL coordination of patient evacuations/extractions from remote areas requiring good knowledge of available resources and their capability. The MEDL reports to the Logistics Section Chief (LSC) or the Safety Officer (SOF) and works in the Logistics functional area.


Target Group

Personnel desiring to be qualified as Medical Unit Leader (MEDL).


Prerequisite Qualifications and Training

Current certification as an Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) or equivalent.



William “Billy” Proffitt
Regional Fire Training and Workforce Development Program Specialist (Detailed)

Forest Service

Southern Region

c: 423-827-2243

200 WT Weaver Blvd

Asheville, NC 28804

Caring for the land and serving people