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Fire Words Glossary: The downloadable version (FireWords (1.0.2) [1.4 MB])is a compiled help file (CHM) for computers running Microsoft Windows. Download the CHM file to any place on your local hard drive. To download the file, click on the link below and choose save OR right-click on the link below and choose “Save Link As …” or “Save Target As…”, then choose a place on your computer to save the file. If you are not able to see the content of the CHM file, go to http://support.microsoft.com/kb/902225/ for assistance. Method 2 on this site is usually the best option.

To view the file on the internet, simply visit http://www.firewords.net. This link will open a new browser window. Some content from this website displays improperly when not using Internet Explorer. 

Wildland Fire Potential (WFP) for the conerminous United State, v2012

Nomographs for estimating surface fire -behavior characteristics: The files include nomographs for estimating fire behavior characteristics using the original 13 fire behavior models described by Anderson (1982) and using the 40 new fire behavior fuel models described by Scott and Burgan (2005).

Sample products from 2007 Northern Rockies Mulit-Agency Coordinating Group Planning Function: The 2007 fire season was unique in the Northern Rockies Geographic Area in its broad implementation of Appropriate Management Response (AMR). Use of AMR on wildland fire allows decision makers the ability to choose from a full spectrum of fire suppression actions. Access to timely and accurate intelligence and predictive information is a critical component necessary to ensure the effectiveness of this strategy.

The following are examples of spatial data products created by the FMI to provide decision support for the Northern Rockies Multi-Agency Coordinating (MAC) Group and the Area Command for the Southwest Montana Zone during the 2007 fire season. GoogleEarth needs to be installed on your computer to view the .kmz files (http://earth.google.com). If GoogleEarth does not load properly when you click on these files, right click on the file name and chose "Save Target As..." to save the .kmz files in a location of your choice and then open with Google Earth.

geFireVisualizer.kmz Fire perimeters, Management Action Points (M.A.P.) with hyperlinks to M.A.P. descriptions and 209 report features of concern in Google Earth KMZ format. (1 MB)

NR30dayFSPro.kmz 30 day Fire Spread Probability (FSPro) projections for 27 large fires in the Northern Rockies Geographic Area. (11 KB)

FSProComparisons.kmz Example of comparative analysis of FSPro projections with and without proposed management actions. (2 KB)

Feat-FIREMON Integration tool (FFI v 1.04.02) Software for storing and tracking inventory and monitoring data: FFI is a monitoring tool designed to assist managers with collection, storage and analysis of ecological information. It was constructed through a complementary integration of the Fire Ecology Assessment Tool (FEAT) and FIREMON.


DryLightningMap: Map of estimated dry lightning activity. (file type: pdf, 614 KB)

Predicted Blister Rust Infection in Whitebark Pine (file type: pdf; size 451kb)

Data for Blister Rust Infection map (file type: zip, 98.2 kb, ARC GIS files)

Restoration Classes Based on Blister Rust Infection and Grizzly Bear Recovery Zones (file type: pdf; size: 393 kb)

Wildland Fire Assessment System (WAFS) Interactive map: The WFAS Interactive Map is a prototype project by the Fire Behavior Research and Fire Modeling Institute work units at the Missoula Fire Sciences Lab to develop the methods necessary for delivering nationwide observed and 24-hour forecast fire danger maps to the public through a compact web mapping program. The new interface complements the existing static national maps and will provide more system flexibility by allowing users to define their own area of interest, link to weather station data in a tabular format, and perform searches for map features.


Nonnative plants reviews in the Fire Effects Information System (FEIS)

Development of initial Wildland Fire Use documentation for Charles M. Russell National Wildlife Refuge (2007) (pdf 5.7 Mb) The Charles M. Russell National Wildlife Refuge manages ecosystems that depend on fire for their maintenance. Fire is abundant in and adjacent to the refuge where lightning and human ignitions can rapidly spread in grass and shrub fuels. Farm and ranch land which would be adversely impacted by fire, pose a significant logistical challenge to fire management, and wildland fire use in particular. The refuge desires to begin planning for wildland fire use. Laurie Kurth will serve as a Long-term Analyst (LTAN) with a small planning team led by Bill Clark, retired Wildland Fire Use Incident Commander, that will develop an initial Wildland Fire Use Implementation Plan.