FMI staff members Don Helmbrecht, Jim Menakis, and Laurie Kurth have been assigned to the Northern Rockies Multi-Agency Coordinating Group and the Southwest Montana Area Command to provide decision support for 20 large fires buring within Montana and Idaho. As members of these groups, they work on long-term assessment, GIS support, specialized fire-behavior computer simulation programs, cost analysis, and priorization of fire needs. Don and Jim are currently assigned to GIS support and special projects. Laurie is working as a FS Pro specialist.
For current information on fires incidents in the Northern Rockies area, go to the Northern Rockies Coordination Center information page.