Fire Assessment System
The Wildland Fire Assessment System (WFAS), including Haines Index
and lightning ignition maps, fuel moisture and drought maps, and fire
danger maps. From the Forest Service Rocky Mountain Research Station,
Fire Sciences Laboratory
Advanced Fire & Resource Institute (NAFRI)
National level center for strategic planning, development, and implementation
of fire, fuels, resource, and incident management skills and educational
Automatic Weather Stations (RAWS)
Web pages full of technical information on the operation, maintenance,
and use of RAWS units and the data they generate.
Forest Service Engineering
The Forest service operates two Technology & Development Centers
(in San Dimas, CA and Missoula, MT). Both centers are aimed at applying
technology and equipment to improve business practices and at keeping
employees safe while working in a forest environment. These centers
work on many projects in support of fire and aviation management.
Site designed for wildland fire professionals and students who require
access to the latest software, documentation, and technical papers.
Information systems and software products online include Fire Effects
Information System (FEIS), Fire Management Tools (FMT), BehavePlus,
FARSITE, FIREFAMILY+ and fireLIB.
Maps of Fires
Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory. Satellite shots,
explanations, and a tutorial on reading satellite imagery.
An excellent list of links to fire activity maps, fire weather maps,
fire potential assessment maps, etc.
Ordering & Status System
NWCG Interagency Resource Ordering and Status System (ROSS) automated
dispatch tool project
NWSAREC is a cooperative program between the National Association
of State Foresters and the Michigan Department of Natural Resources
to develop and test equipment for wildland fire control.