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Title

The Wildland Fire Decision Support System: integrating science, technology, and fire management
Document Type: Journal Article
Author(s): M. Pence; T. Zimmerman
Publication Year: 2011

Cataloging Information

Keyword(s):
  • fire management
  • fire size
  • fire suppression
  • rate of spread
  • wildfires
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Record Last Modified: May 23, 2019
FRAMES Record Number: 49725
Tall Timbers Record Number: 26166
TTRS Location Status: In-file
TTRS Call Number: A13.32:71/1
TTRS Abstract Status: Fair use, Okay, Reproduced by permission

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Description

From the text ... 'Federal agency policy requires documentation and analysis of all wildland fire response decisions. In the past, planning and decision documentation for fires were completed using multiple unconnected processes, yielding many limitations. In response, interagency fire management executives chartered the development of the Wildland Fire Decision Support System (WFDSS).WFDSS is a Web-based system for comprehensive, risk-informed decisionmaking and implementation planning. WFDSS is linear, scalable, and responsive to changing fire situations, provides a documentation system that is applicable to all unplanned fires, and integrates the best available science into fire management in an efficient and practical manner.'

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Citation:
Pence, M., and T. Zimmerman. 2011. The Wildland Fire Decision Support System: integrating science, technology, and fire management. Fire Management Today, v. 71, no. 1, p. 18-22.