How to Request a RAVAR
to Request a RAVAR in the WFDSS System
Once logged in to the WFDSS System, navigate to the Incidents
page and select the appropriate incident that will have the
RAVAR request. Currently, only Federal Employees have access
to the WFDSS System with the ability to request a RAVAR.
Click "View Information", which is located at the
bottom of the Incident page.
What can trigger a RAVAR?
When fire costs exceed $10 million. When highly valued resources
are at risk. When there is close proximity to WUI. By CPR or IC
When should a RAVAR be requested?
A RAVAR should be requested at the same time as a FSPro request.
If a FSPro run will not be requested, then a RAVAR request should
made as soon as possible to expedite report completion. The average
RAVAR report is completed in 3 hours.
- This will open up the Incident Information and make the "RAVAR
Analysis Request" option available.
- Click on "RAVAR Analysis Request".
Can a RAVAR be rejected?
In rare occasions, a RAVAR request may be rejected. This is mainly
due to resource priorities and availability. This may also be
due to duplicate requests being made.
Enter the following information:
In the event that a FSPro will not be run for the incident or
if the run will not be completed when the RAVAR is needed, a buffered
fire perimeter or ignition point may be used. This would be a
RIVaT request and should be noted in the Rationale for Request
Once the RAVAR request is submitted, an email and text message
are immediately sent to the RAVAR team at the Rocky Mountain
Research Station in Missoula, MT. A RAVAR will typically be
"Accepted" within a half-hour of the request. The
RAVAR Analyst will then contact the Requestor by phone to determine
the expected completion time of the FSPro run and whether the
FSPro run will be accepted or rejected.
- When ready, the RAVAR Analyst will upload the RAVAR product
to the WFDSS system and set the status to "Completed".
If the status is not set to "Completed", any uploaded
reports will not be visible to users.
To access the uploaded reports, navigate to the "Analyses"
area in the WFDSS system. Select the appropriate incident and
click "View Information".
Select the document to be downloaded or viewed and click the
The "RAVAR Analysis" is the version of reports for
the selected incident. RAVAR A is for the first completed report.
RAVAR B would be for the second requested RAVAR completed and
- The FSPro Analysis is the associated FSPro run for the uploaded