NWCG Standards for Airtanker Base Operations, PMS 508
The title of this document has changed from: Interagency Airtanker Base Operations Guide.
The NWCG Standards for Airtanker Base Operations (SABO) standardizes operations and procedures at interagency airtanker bases to ensure safe, efficient, and effective operations in support of agency goals and objectives.
This guide is intended to be used in conjunction with other guides or references.
Our mission is to provide national leadership to enable interoperable wildland fire operations among federal, state, tribal, and local partners. NWCG operations standards are interagency by design; they are developed with the intent of universal adoption by the member agencies. However, the decision to adopt and utilize them is made independently by the individual member agencies and communicated through their respective directives systems.