5 Wildland Fire Management Research Development and Application Program

Tuesday, 15 October 2013
Meeting Room 2 (Holiday Inn University Plaza)
Ned Nikolov, USDA, Fort Collins, CO; and T. Parkinson, M. Pence, and L. Elenz

The Wildland Fire Management Research Development & Application (WFM RD&A) program is a highly effective organization providing exemplary fire science integration and wildland fire management support to management agencies and personnel through proactive and timely response in collaboration with partners. The RD&A Program sponsors and guides the development and application of wildland fire scientific knowledge; decision support tools; and provides science application services to the interagency wildland fire community. It serves as a primary point of contact for communication between fire scientists and wildland fire field managers working as an advisor to program administrators at local, regional, and national levels. WFM RD&A focus areas include: wildland fire decision support, documentation, planning and implementation; decision analysis support for fire decision making; development of science-based analysis tools and training; weather information to support wildland & prescribed fire and air resource management.
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