Fire Management Today
A clearinghouse for new techniques, technologies, and ideas in wildland firefighting, FMT provides a forum open to anyone with anything useful to share with other wildland fire professionals.
The Nature Conservancy LANDFIRE Specific Library
A rich body of articles, reports, manuals, websites and more from practitioners, agencies and organizations (including TNC) that use LANDFIRE products.
Tall Timbers E.V. Komarek Fire Ecology Database
Provides access to bibliographic records in a unique, extensive collection of fire ecology and fire science literature. Although international in scope, the database emphasizes the southeastern United States, the USA, and North America.
Great Basin Research & Management Partnership
Wide-ranging collection of resources and databases including links to numerous consortia, a database of experts in the field, and a map-based interactive site that provides location, description, and contact information for research and management projects throughout the region.
US Forest Service Research & Development Publications online
Fire Effects Information System
FEIS provides syntheses of information about fire effects on plants, lichens, and animals. This database was developed at the Fire Sciences Laboratory, Missoula, Montana.
IRWIN Observer and FORApp
The National Interagency Fire Center (NIFC) and Office of Wildland Fire (OWF) provide a video presentation on the application of the Integrated Reporting of Wildland-fire Information (IRWIN) Observer and the Fire Occurrence Reporting Application (FORApp).
IRWIN provides a data exchange capability for the wildland fire community. This capability is tasked with reducing redundant data entry, providing authoritative data and making data more accessible. IRWIN Observer is a tool which provides access to the data in IRWIN. Observer allows users to view data as various authoritative sources create and update wildland fire records by displaying the transactions as they occur. Users can filter records using the map to zoom into a specific geographic area or in the search tab, a custom filter can be created and saved using any of the data elements currently in the exchange environment. Data in Observer can be exported to a .csv file for additional analysis or reporting.
Access to IRWIN Observer is available for members of the wildland fire community. An account can be requested at https://irwin-console.doi.gov/apps/home/#/.
The Fire Occurrence Reporting Application (FORApp) is a proof of concept application for the replacement of the Individual Fire Report currently submitted through the Wildland Fire Management Information (WFMI) system. The FORApp leverages the IRWIN exchange environment to automatically populate the application with the authoritative source for each data element required in the Individual Fire Report.
The fire report is created either through upstream applications such as a CAD system or 209, or is derived using spatial data (e.g. State, County, District, Forest, Land Ownership, or Fuel Model). Once the FORApp has been populated, the designated official can easily view the data in the application, and all that is needed is a final approval to lock the data and push any changes back upstream to the contributing applications.
Adaptive Management Services Enterprise Team (AMSET), a U.S. Forest Service Enterprise Team, worked under direction from U.S. Forest Service Fire and Aviation Management to produce a series of videos to help provide an understanding of the agency’s Air Resource Management Program. The video series, “Minimizing Smoke Impacts of Prescribed Fire” is available on YouTube. Six separate short videos explain several aspects of the program, with the intent of informing a wide audience on the agency’s dedication and efforts related to this important issue. Topics include: How the agency addresses the air quality impacts of smoke; Why the U.S. Forest Service uses fire as a land management tool; Ways in which the agency leads in smoke management; and Basic smoke management practices.
Minimizing Smoke Impacts of Prescribed Fire Part 1
Minimizing Smoke Impacts of Prescribed Fire Part 2
Minimizing Smoke Impacts of Prescribed Fire Part 3
Minimizing Smoke Impacts of Prescribed Fire Part 4
Minimizing Smoke Impacts of Prescribed Fire Part 5
Minimizing Smoke Impacts of Prescribed Fire Part 6