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  Rocky Mountain Area Coordination Center
  An Interagency Incident Support Website

2850 Youngfield Street
Lakewood, CO 80215
Tel: 303-445-4300
Fax: 888-850-2925
rmacoordctr@gmail.com

Wildand Fire Decision Support System

Rocky Mountain Area Support Page

 

WFDSS is a national interagency system that assists fire managers and analysts in making and documenting strategic and tactical decisions for fire incidents. It has replaced the WFSA (Wildland Fire Situation Analysis), Wildland Fire Implementation Plan (WFIP), and Long-Term Implementation Plan (LTIP) processes with a single process that is easier to use, more intuitive, linear, scalable, and progressively responsive to changing fire complexity.

WFDSS Support Links

National References

RMA-Specific References

WFDSS Home

Rocky Mountain Area Interagency Mobilization Guide

WFDSS Training

Incident Objectives and Course of Action Pick Lists

WFDSS Help

BKF Relative Risk Example

WFDSS Resources

Example of Decision Rationale

Decision Making for Wildfires: A Guide for Applying a Risk Management Process At The Incident Level

Examples of Periodic Assessment Comments

 

Complexing Fire Decision Document

 

Comparing the Fire Behavior Tools in WFDSS

 

Attachment to Fire Behavior Comparison

RMA Fire Behavior Specialist Minimum Requirements

In the RM Area, in order to be granted the “Fire Behavior Specialist” role on the WFDSS Production server, the following prerequisites are required: S-490 along with S-495, and/or being a qualified FBAN or LTAN with WFDSS Fire Behavior training/experience.

RM Geographic Area Editors for WFDSS

Geographic Area (GA) Editors are the points of contact for the technical functionality of WFDSS (button-pushing help), system role granting above “Viewer”, and disseminate technical information about WFDSS.

Agency Name Phone Number
USFS

Tara Umphries

Mark Nelson

720-618-2543

970-295-6685

BLM CO/BLM WY Gwenan Poirier 303-239-3689
NPS

Nate Williamson

Cody Wienk

970-227-7708

402-206-3128
FWS

Rich Sterry

David Carter

303-236-8124

303-236-8110
BIA

Reeve Armstrong

Rich Gustafson

303-921-2196

970-749-3558
State of Colorado Rocco Snart 303-445-4364
Agency-Specific Information

BLM / NPS / FWS / USFS / BIA

Interagency Standards for Fire and Fire Aviation Operations (Red Book)
  See Chapter 11 - Incident Management & Response (relating to WFDSS)
  See Chapter 2 - BLM Program Organization & Responsibilities (relating to WFDSS)
  See Chapter 3 - NPS Program Organization & Responsibilities (relating to WFDSS)
  See Chapter 4 - FWS Program Organization & Responsibilities (relating to WFDSS)
  See Chapter 5 - USFS Program Organization & Responsibilities (relating to WFDSS)
  See Chapter 6 - BIA Program Organization & Responsibilities (relating to WFDSS)

2017 Direction to Wildland Fire Leadership (DOI and USFS)

BIA-Specific

No additional direction

BLM-Specific

Incident Objectives and Course of Action Pick Lists

NPS-Specific

NPS Reference Manual 18

FWS-Specific

No additional direction

USFS-Specific

2014 Chief"s Fire Letter

FS Wildland Fire Risk Management Protocol

2014 R2 WFDSS Notes

NWCG Information

NWCG #015-2013 Memo – Adoption and Release of the Risk and Complexity Assessment

Attachment (NWCG #015a-2013)

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