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Wildland Fire Decision Support System (WFDSS)

Year Published: None.
Description:

This system is intended to assist fire managers and analysts in making strategic and tactical decisions for fire incidents. It is designed to replace the WFSA (Wildland Fire Situation Analysis), Wildland Fire Implementation Plan (WFIP), and Long-Term Implementation Plan (LTIP) processes with a single process that is easier to use, more intuitive, linear, scalable, and progressively responsive to changing fire complexity. WFDSS was conceived as a way of integrating the various applications used to manage incidents into a single system, which streamlines the analysis and reporting processes. WFDSS provides the following advantages over previous systems: 1) Combines desktop applications for fire modeling into a web-based system for easier data acquisition. 2) Provides an easy way for fire managers and analysts to accurately document their decision-making process by allowing results of analyses to be attached to the decision point and included in the final incident report. 3) Provides one decision process and documentation system for all types of wildland fires. 4) Is a web-based application for easier sharing of analyses and reports across all levels of the federal wildland fire organization. 5) Introduces economic principles into the fire decision process.

Topic(s): Risk
Ecosystem(s): None
Type: Model or System
NRFSN number: 60
FRAMES RCS number: 7570
Record updated: Mar 12, 2015