5th Symposium on Fire and Forest Meteorology and the 2nd International Wildland Fire Ecology and Fire Management Congress

Tuesday, 18 November 2003: 11:00 AM
A Scaleable System for Wildland Fire Risk Assessment and Fuels Management
James L. Smith, Space Imaging, Jacksonville, FL; and J. Coen
A scaleable system for wildland fire risk assessment and temporal monitoring is presented. The system is based upon a repeatable process and general wildland fire risk model that can be applied at the local, regional or national scale. In addition, the system can utilize high, medium or low resolution fuels information, and is embodied in a GIS application created from industry standard components. The approach was implemented in the Florida Fire Risk Assessment System (FRAS), and was recently selected for the Southern Wildfire Risk Assessment (SWRA) project. The structure of the system is described, including data requirements, and risk model components. Finally, a temporal risk assessment approach is also proposed, which would be useful for determining the value of risk reduction programs and fuels management efforts.

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