Part of the 2021-2022 Missoula Fire Lab Seminar Series
Presented by Reginald Goolsby, RMRS Fire Application Specialist
Forest Service & Department of the Interior (Wildland Fire Management Research Development & Applications / Office of Wildland Fire) are excited to present the Fire Modeling Services Framework (FMSF), the first ever wildland fire Model as a Service (MaaS) designed for the rapid changing complexity of the 21st century. This technological innovation allows for faster innovation in the wildland fire applications and IT development space by allowing applications to utilize a service dedicated to managing, running and processing wildland fire behavior models and tools in an integrated framework instead of separate applications. Both the Interagency Fuel Treatment Decision Support System (IFTDSS) and Wildland Fire Decision Support System (WFDSS) will initially access and leverage modeling results from the FMSF via a scalable, reliant and fault tolerant RESTful service; followed by other applications in the future. The FMSF has partnered with LANDFIRE and the Fire Environment Mapping System (FEMS) to provide independent data services needed to run any model or tool available in the FMSF. FEMS will provide gridded and Remote Automated Weather Station (RAWS) weather data while the LANDFIRE program will provide gridded fuels and topography.