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Tools and Technology Links
Wildland 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
National Advanced Fire & Resource Institute (NAFRI)
National level center for strategic planning, development, and implementation of fire, fuels, resource, and incident management skills and educational processes.
Remote Automatic Weather Stations (RAWS)
Web pages full of technical information on the operation, maintenance, and use of RAWS units and the data they generate.
USDA 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.
Satellite Maps of Fires
Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory. Satellite shots, explanations, and a tutorial on reading satellite imagery.
National Fire Maps
An excellent list of links to fire activity maps, fire weather maps, fire potential assessment maps, etc.
Resource Ordering & Status System
NWCG Interagency Resource Ordering and Status System (ROSS) automated dispatch tool project

Roscommon Equipment Center
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.