WildfireSAFE: A tool to provide rapid, actionable intelligence to inform risk-based decision making for wildland fire operations
Description: Webinar discusses safety tools for wildland firefighters. Safe and effective wildland firefighting operations require access to real-time, actionable intelligence about the wildland fire environment. Historically, this information has been difficult to collect and disseminate and failed to provide access to the best-available science to inform decision making. It describes the Severe Fire Danger Index (SFDI) and show how it is related to historical wildfire events that heavily impacted communities and firefighters and present a prototype for a simple, mobile and web-based platform that can provide real-time access to SFDI, fuels, terrain and values-at-risk for every fire in the country.
Presenter: Matt Jolly, RMRS ecologist