The FIREMON software application is functional but is no longer supported. We suggest using the FFI software instead. FFI will accommodate data collected using the FIREMON protocols. See the FFI website for more information.
Important! If you are updating from an earlier version of FIREMON, copy your FIREMON plot data, plot photos, and documents to a temporary directory just in case something goes wrong with the software conversion.
1) Click the link to download the latest installer: https://www.frames.gov/documents/projects/firemon/JFiremonInstaller.v2.1.2.msi
Note: If the downloaded file is given a .man extension you will need to manually change to .msi before you run the installer.
2) If you have an existing FIREMON database that is named firemondata.mdb, rename it. Be sure to include the .mdb extension (e.g., firemon_project.mdb).
3) If an earlier version of JFIREMON is installed, uninstall using Windows Control Panel -> Add/Remove Programs.
4) Run JFiremonInstaller.v2.1.2.msi to install FIREMON v2.1.2 (JFiremon) in the c:\firemon directory. If you are a first time user skip to step 8.
5) Move your plot photos from the /photos_docs directory to the /photos directory.
6) Move your documents from the /photos_docs directory to the /documents directory.
7) Delete the now empty /photos_docs directory.
8) Download the latest versions of the FIREMON manuals (see below and on the Sampling Methods page).
9) Download and install the latest version of FMAT (see below).
Download this self extracting zip file if you are using Microsoft Access 97.
'Right click' to download: http://www.frames.gov/documents/projects/firemon/firemondata_access97.exe
The contents of this file are an empty FIREMON database and the FIREMON training database.
The default directory for extracting the files is C:\firemon.
The Access 97 databases will not overwrite the Access 2000 databases delivered with the JFiremon install package.
Download this file for updates to the FIREMON Analysis Tools (FMAT.exe) ver. 2.10
'Right click' to download: https://www.frames.gov/documents/projects/firemon/fmat.exe
Replace the previous version of FMAT by copying the download file to your default FIREMON directory (e.g. C:\firemon).
FMAT v2.10 fixes bugs and updates features for the FVS export.
The FIREMON database software allows users to enter data, generate summary reports, and perform other data management tasks. The FIREMON database software consists of a Java application and a Microsoft Access database. The Java application provides the user interface with FIREMON data through data entry forms, data summary reports, and other data management tools. The Microsoft Access database contains the tables that store the actual FIREMON data and the standard lookup codes used in various FIREMON fields.
History of FIREMON Database Software:
Initial release of the FIREMON database software on the website www.fire.org/firemon.
The data summary query for fuel loadings now divides by the correct number of fuel transects sampled.
Initial release of JFiremon, the Java application which replaces the FIREMON application database (firemonapp.mde). Data summary queries are replaced by a C program (sum.exe) which generates data summaries for the reports in JFiremon. There are now separate directories in the default firemon directory for plot photos (/photos) and documents (/documents).
Import / Export functionality added to faciliate data sharing and combining data sets. Easier database switching using New and Open options on toolbar. Ability to view local species codes and other item codes from main toolbar.
History of FIREMON Analysis Tools (FMAT) Versions:
Initial release of the FMAT with FIREMON database software.
Current version now allows up to 500 plots to be processed. Using more than 10 plots in the previous version caused an array error. Current version will now accept negative slopes. Previous version reported negative slopes as errors and treated them as 0.
New shrub and herbaceous biomass equations added. Standard deviations added to reports. Export feature added to summary reports.
The sporadic error message "No record found in TDMacro" that occurred when selecting the FVS option has been corrected. The Dunnet's t-test now tests for differences at two significance levels (alpha = 0.05 and alpha = 0.01). The previous version tested for differences only at the alpha = 0.05 significance level.
Updated version of FMAT software.