INSTRUCTIONS FOR PRINCIPAL ADVISORíS REPORT
FEMA FORM 90-32
IMPORTANT REMINDER: FEMA will base their decision to authorize or deny fire suppression assistance on the conditions existing at the time of the Stateís request, whether or not conditions have changed by the time the request is authorized.† Therefore, the Principal Advisorís assessment must be based on the conditions and other factors that exist at the time of the Stateís request.
Date and time of the States Request
Date and time of Principal Advisorís Report.
1. Acknowledge whether or not you have seen the Official State Request at the time of P/A report preparation.
2. Enter the Name of the Incident.
3. Enter the date that the Incident started.
Enter the current weather conditions and any significant weather information that is effecting or could effect the fire.
Enter information concerning the Fire Indices used in the Geographic Area. (i.e. KBDI, Palmer, ERC,† and give the current value)
Enter the forecasted fire weather and provide a Fire Behavior Prediction based on current and predicted weather conditions. Fire Behavior Predictions must include current and predicted Rate of Spread, Fire Line Intensities, Flame Length, Probabilities of Ignition and Spotting Distances.
Prepare an assessment of the situation considering the items listed below. The assessment should address the likelihood of the fire(s) reaching the threatened area(s) as described in the state request.† The P.A. must not make a recommendation as to whether a fire poses a threat of a major disaster.
1. Size of fire(s).
2. Threat to life and property:
a. Towns, communities or subdivisions (number and size).
b. Structures (type and number).
c. Evacuations (plans, warnings, and number evacuated).
d. Public health and safety such as smoke-related problems.
e. Utilities and communications systems.
3. Casualties and injuries, both firefighter and civilian.
4. Property destroyed or damaged.
5. Current and predicted fire behavior as related to threat to life and property.
6. Fuel types, amounts, arrangement and conditions as related to fire behavior and threat to life and property.
7. Topography as related to fire behavior and threat to life and property.
8. Containment difficulties, status and expectations.
9. Current and predicted fire weather.
10. Fire danger and drought conditions.
11. Resource status: Committed, available, needed, etc.
Include the following information as part of the assessment:
1. The area affected with a map and/or clear description of the area.
3. Current Drought Index map (KBDI or Palmer).† Articulate what the index value means to the current fuels and fire behavior at the incident.
4. Current ERC graph for the affected area or Geographical Area.† Articulate what the ERC value means.
5. Other supporting documentation for your assessment.
b.) Describe the proximity of the fire or fires to homes, communities, improvements etc.