An initial United States Forest Service (USFS) certification is required for all USFS falling position (FAL1, FAL2, FAL3) qualifications, and every three years following initial certification. The following instructions will identify how to enter a faller certification for a USFS responder.
The ROSS Clearinghouse staff and the IQCS staff have agreed that it is most trouble-free to transfer the responder in IQCS. It is a proven process that does not require any action by the dispatcher. This allows the new unit to certify and send qualifications to ROSS. If the responder is transferred in ROSS, they are under the old certification.