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Thursday, July 28, 2016

S-495 Nomination deadline is October 7!

S-495 Geospatial Fire Analysis, Interpretation, and Application: Nomination deadline is October 7!

If you are interested in becoming a Long Term Analyst (LTAN), don't miss the 2016-17 offering of S-495, taught once every 2 years. S-495 covers the fundamentals of fire behavior modeling systems, including limitations, assumptions; running the modeling systems; and interpreting outputs for decision-makers. Nominations (via Google Form) are due OCTOBER 7, 2016--EARLIER than many other courses since the online class begins in November 2016. The final unit is taught at NAFRI in April 2017. For details, please go to:
If you have questions, contact the Course Coordinator, Gary Luce at: galuce at

Tuesday, March 22, 2016

Collaborative Efforts to Advance Wildfire Risk Assessment Applications - FSim Workshop

On January 20th, a small group of risk assessment modelers from the RMRS, PNW, Enterprise Teams, Fire Modeling Institute, Pyrologix, and the Wildland Fire Management RDA met at the Forestry Sciences Laboratory in Missoula, MT to discuss calibrating FSim, the Large Fire Spread Simulator. The objective was to share methods of wildfire risk assessments spanning landscape to national levels. Outcomes of the workshop included best practices and workflows to better define FSim’s capacity, strengths and weaknesses in assisting with wildfire risk assessments. The model developer, Mark Finney, was present to provide a background of the initial FSim application and early development. The workshop was attended in person and virtually by 20 people and facilitated by Karin Riley of the Human Dimensions Group and Erin Noonan-Wright of the WFMRDA.

Tuesday, February 23, 2016

Agency Administrator WFDSS Refreshers

Agency Administrator Refreshers Scheduled
For The
Wildland Fire Decision Support System
Utilize the links below to register for one of two WFDSS webinars being offered for Agency Administrators.  The short webinars will each have a different emphasis.
March 24th – General Agency Administrator WFDSS Refresher
·         Overview of what Agency Administrators should know about WFDSS.
·         Discuss 2015 Incident Objectives and Incident Requirements review findings.
·         Review and highlight recent WFDSS changes important to Agency Administrators.
·         Discuss decision support tools and their use in decision making.
·         Discuss WFDSS spatial fire planning.
April 20th – Decision Making in WFDSS for Agency Administrators
·         Define the Agency Administrator role in decision making and documentation.
·         Identify areas an Agency Administrator should focus on in WFDSS.
·         Discuss the Risk and Complexity Analysis in WFDSS and what it tells you.
·         Review decision tools and how they can inform decisions.
These refreshers will be beneficial to Agency Administrators or acting Agency Administrators. Participation is encouraged for both sessions.  The webinars will be recorded and hosted on the Line Officer Resources site
Please forward this announcement to anyone you feel would benefit from these presentations.  If you have questions contact Lisa Elenz at 208-387-5658.
Thanks –
Wildland Fire Management Research, Development, & Application program

General Agency Administrator WFDSS Refresher
Decision Making in WFDSS for the Agency Administrator

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Thursday, February 18, 2016

WFDSS Deep Dive Webinars

Join Us for one of our 
WFDSS Data Management Webinars!
February 25th at 13:00 Mountain Time
March 3rd at 10:00 Mountain Time

Register for one of the two webinars at the following location:

* You will have to choose the time slot that works best for you from the dropdown at the top of the registration screen.