Wildland Fire Management RD&A

What's New

Modernizing Risk-Informed Decision Making in Wildland Fire Management

The Wildland Fire Management Research, Development and Application (WFM RD&A) program is currently in the process of modernizing a major application available to the Interagency Wildland Fire community in support of risk-Informed decision making through the development of the Wildland Fire Decision Support System (WFDSS) NextGen. WFDSS NextGen will be capitalizing on the lessons learned over the past 15 years to give users a clearer view of the Risk-Informed Decision Process.

Key improvements:

  • Clearer Risk-Informed Decision Process: Lessons learned from past 15 years applied.
  • Scalable, Map-Focused, Intuitive: Enhanced user experience.
  • Real-time Data & Services: Authoritative information for rapid decisions.
  • Continuity with IFTDSS Risk Assessments

Next 18 months:

  • Robust testing & training.
  • User feedback & application testing.

Full transition to WFDSS NextGen soon!

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