'We have developed a prototype National Fire Occurrence Data Library (NF0DL) to help fire managers interact with resource managers in meeting the new planning requirements of the Resources Planning Act and the National Forest Management Act. The data library provides means for archiving, maintaining, retrieving, processing, and displaying historical wildfire information for a variety of field-level planning applications. It now contains all USDA Forest Service fire report data for 1970-1978. In this paper, we describe the library structure and associated software for accessing, retrieving, and analyzing archived data. Use of the library is illustrated through a simple example.'