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Public Fire Information Websites

InciWeb

http://inciweb.nwcg.gov

InciWeb is an interagency all-risk incident information management system. The web-based program provides information for wildland fire emergencies and prescribed fires, but can also be used for other natural disasters and emergency incidents such as earthquakes, floods, hurricanes, tornadoes, etc.

The system was developed with two primary missions:

  • Provide the public a single source of incident related information; and
  • Provide a standardized reporting tool for the public affairs community

Official announcements include evacuations, road closures, news releases, maps, photographs, and basic information and current situation about the incident.

 

Interactive Wildfire Map

Get the latest incident specific wildfire  data, including personnel count, cost, acres, percent contained and structures threatened, from the National Wildfire Coordinating Group's map.

 

Social

Social media tweets from and Inciweb.

 

National Interagency Fire Center

https://www.nifc.gov/

The National Interagency Fire Center (NIFC), located in Boise, Idaho, is the nation's support center for wildland firefighting. Eight different agencies and organizations are part of NIFC. Decisions are made using the interagency cooperation concept because NIFC has no single director or manager.

 

Fire Enterprise Geospatial Portal

https://egp.nwcg.gov/egp

Fire Enterprise Geospatial Portal (EGP) is the authoritative source of standardized geospatial information for the full range of wildfire activities ranging from readiness to response to planning.

Fire EGP leverages multiple sources of spatial data for mapping, decision support, business intelligence, and situational awareness through multiple tools to view and analyze wildland fire data. Click here to learn more.

It is a web based interface that allows you to learn information about an incident geospatially. In other words, you can find the wildfire you are interested in on the map, click it and learn things like: size; containment; ownership; perimeter; hot spots; historical fire occurrence; fire weather, etc.

 

Wildfires Near Me

https://wildfiresnearme.wfmrda.com

Wildfires Near Me is a beta web application that focuses on keeping you informed about wildfires in your area. You tell the app all the places you care about and you will receive an email or text message when a fire has started in that location. It's fast, simple, and easy to use.

Wildfires Near Me is a prototype, a test to determine if there is a need for an application like this. This new app will be tested throughout the 2016 wildfire season. If successful, it will then be moved to a production environment with full support. For now, enjoy the app and please let us know what you think!

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