Fire Research Development & Application Committee (FRDAC)

The Fire Research Development and Application Committee (FRDAC) is dedicated to identifying, prioritizing, and promoting current fire research needs in Alaska to inform and support fire management decisions.  It is a committee of the interagency Alaska Wildland Fire Coordinating Group (AWFCG), whose mission is to provide a forum that fosters cooperation, coordination, collaboration, and communication for wildland fire management and related activities in the state of Alaska.

One of the primary activities of the FRDAC is to develop a prioritized list of research needs at 2-3 year intervals.  Other activities include development of fire effects monitoring and fuel moisture sampling protocols along with contributions to statewide products including an interactive map of fire research plots, a bibliographic reference collection on fuels and fire effects, and a fuel model guide to Alaska vegetation.

FRDAC Highlights

Fire Research Needs


Access to the prioritized Alaska research needs list, criteria for FRDAC letters of support, and other research needs documents.

Activities & Products


The FRDAC has developed a variety of products for Alaska including fire effects monitoring protocols, a fuels guide book, and more.



Find out more about the Fire Research, Development and Applications Committee. Contact the Committee Chair.