NWCG Standards for Communications Unit Operations in Response to the
Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19)
This memorandum is to release the NWCG Standards for Communications
Unit Operations in response to the Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) developed by the NWCG Wildland
Fire Radio Standards and Use Subcommittee.
Our mission is to provide national leadership to enable interoperable wildland fire operations among federal, state, local, tribal, and territorial 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.