Science Application &
Research, Development & Application:
Wildland Fire Management Program
|Wildfire Decision Support System
The WFDSS project focuses on the goal of
developing a scaleable decision support tool that helps the line
officer make good decisions for all unplanned ignitions that escape
initial attack or will be managed as wildland fire use events. The
WFDSS project scope includes re-engineering the existing Wildland
Fire Situation Analysis (WFSA) and Wildland Fire Implementation Plan
(WFIP) processes and supporting applications.
is intended to assist fire managers and analysts in determining the
appropriate management response for fire incidents. It is designed
to replace the WFSA (Wildland Fire Situation Analysis) process with
one that is more intuitive and easier to use. WFDSS will also
incorporate the Wildland Fire Implementation Plan (WFIP) and
Long-Term Incident Planning (LTIP) processes.
project evolved from the need to streamline and improve
decision-making processes, as well as take advantage of improvements
in technology, fire modeling, and geospatial analysis to address the
dramatically increasing size and complexity of wildfires.
The former system, WFSA
has been around for 30 years with little change, has become cumbersome to use,
and is not scalable or flexible enough for today’s fire management needs.
In June 2005, the National Fire and Aviation Executive
Board chartered WFDSS to replace WFSA in 2009.
Learn more at the WFDSS