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WildfireSAFE: a Tool to Provide Rapid, Actionable Intelligence to Inform Risk-Based Decision Making for Wildland Fire Operations

Date: May 14, 2020
Presenter(s): William Matt Jolly

On May 14, 2020 RMRS ecologist Matt Jolly discussed safety tools for wildland firefighters. Safe and effective wildland firefighting operations require access to real-time, actionable intelligence about the wildland fire environment. Historically, this information has been difficult to collect and disseminate and failed to provide access to the best-available science to inform decision making. Matt Jolly described the Severe Fire Danger Index (SFDI) and showed how it is related to historical wildfire events that heavily impacted communities and firefighters and presented a prototype for a simple, mobile and web-based platform that can provide real-time access to SFDI, fuels, terrain and values-at-risk for every fire in the country.

Topic(s): Fire Communication & Education
Ecosystem(s): None
Type: Webinar
NRFSN number: 21340
FRAMES RCS number: 61232
Record updated: Jun 3, 2020