S-355, Ground Support Unit Leader


This course is designed to prepare students to perform the duties of managing the transportation plan, maintenance and related services at an incident. Topics include gathering information about the assignment; organizing, staffing, and laying out the unit; field inspection of equipment; operation and coordination of the unit with other units, and demobilization.

S-355 GSUL | Cost: $TBA

All classes on Monday May 13th will begin at 0900 (CT).

All classes on Monday May 20th will begin that day at 0900 (CT).

On all other days, classes will begin at 0800 (CT).

Classes are scheduled to end each day by 1700 (CT).

May 23rd - 24th | Individual Registration REGISTER


  • Arrive at an incident properly equipped, gather information to assess the assignment and begin initial planning activities of a Ground Support Unit Leader (GSUL).
  • Plan, staff, and manage the ground support unit to meet the needs of the incident in a safe manner.
  • Coordinate with the logistics units and other sections to assist in accomplishing the overall objectives of the incident.
  • Demobilize the ground support unit.

Course Components and Hours to Complete

  • Pre-selection assessment N/A
  • Pre-course work N/A
  • Online training N/A
  • Instructor-led training 16
  • Total Hours 16

Target Group
Personnel desiring to be qualified as Ground Support Unit Leader (GSUL).

Minimum Instructor Qualifications
Lead and unit instructors must be qualified as Ground Support Unit Leader (GSUL).
See NWCG Instructor Certification at the beginning of this Guide.

Course Prerequisites
Qualified as Equipment Manager (EQPM).

Course Level
Regional, state, or area