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Application of the Wildfire Risk Assessment Framework

In 2015, FMI analysts continued to be involved with application of a wildfire risk assessment framework developed largely by RMRS scientists from both the Fire, Fuel, and Smoke Science Program and


Vegetation and fuel management planning is a complex problem that requires advanced vegetation and fire behavior modeling and intensive spatial data analyses.


The BehavePlus fire modeling system is a PC-based program that is a collection of models that describe fire behavior, fire effects, and the fire environment.


**FARSITE4 will no longer be supported or available for download. FlamMap6 now includes FARSITE.** See FlamMap for more information.


Development of the Fire and Fuels Extension to the Forest Vegetation Simulator

FFI: Ecological Monitoring

FFI is an ecological monitoring software application designed to assist managers with collection, storage and analysis of ecological information.

Fire Weather Alert System

The Fire Weather Alert System (FWAS) has been designed to warn on-the-ground firefighters of dangerous weather conditions in their area.


FireFamilyPlus supports the spectrum of fire weather/fire danger/fire climate/fire occurrence analysis tools required by fire managers to successfully use the National Fire Danger Rating System (NFDRS).

FIREMON Fire Effects Monitoring and Inventory Protocol

Often fires are managed to support or reduce the presence of specific plant species or sizes. FireStem is a computer model designed to aid fire managers in predicting tree mortality based on fire behavior and intensity.


FlamMap is a fire analysis desktop application that runs in a 64-bit Windows Operating System environment. It can simulate potential fire behavior characteristics (spread rate, flame length, fireline intensity, etc.), fire growth and spread and conditional burn probabilities under constant environmental conditions (weather and fuel moisture). With the inclusion of FARSITE it can now compute wildfire growth and behavior for longer time periods under heterogeneous conditions of terrain, fuels, fuel moistures and weather.


FOFEM (a First Order Fire Effects Model) is a computer program for predicting tree mortality, fuel consumption, smoke production, and soil heating caused by prescribed fire or wildfire.


FuelCalc is a desktop software application for determining changes in surface and crown fuel loading after thinning, pruning, piling and/or prescribed fire.

LANDFIRE Prototype

The Landscape Fire and Resource Management Planning Tools (LANDFIRE) Prototype Project that developed the tools, protocols, methods, and data products for the National LANDFIRE Project.

National Fire Danger Rating System

U.S. National Fire Danger Rating System Development and Support

Weather Information Management System

(WIMS) is a mission critical, national system, managed and maintained by USDA, Forest Service's Fire and Aviation Management (F&AM) branch for interagency use.


WindNinja is a computer program that computes spatially varying wind fields for wildland fire application.


WindNinja-Mobile has been developed so field going personnel can also benefit from these high resolution wind forecasts on their phones and tablets.

WindWizard Microscale wind simulator using computational fluid dynamics (CFD) software.