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The Wildland Fire Decision Support System: Integrating science, technology, and fire management

Author(s): Morgan Pence, Tom Zimmerman
Year Published: 2011

Federal agency policy requires documentation and analysis of all wildland fire response decisions. In the past, planning and decision documentation for fires were completed using multiple unconnected processes, yielding many limitations. In response, interagency fire management executives chartered the development of the Wildland Fire Decision Support System (WFDSS).

[This publication is referenced in the "Synthesis of knowledge of extreme fire behavior: volume I for fire managers" (Werth et al 2011).]

Citation: Pence, M.; Zimmerman, T. 2011. The Wildland Fire Decision Support System: integrating science, technology, and fire management. Fire Management Today 71(1):18-22.
Topic(s): Fire Policy & Law, Human Dimensions of Fire Management, Decisionmaking & Sensemaking, Management Approaches, Risk, Risk assessment
Ecosystem(s): None
Document Type: Book or Chapter or Journal Article
NRFSN number: 21042
FRAMES RCS number: 11879
Record updated: Apr 15, 2020