Collaborative Programs

The Fire, Fuel, and Smoke Science Program administers several collaborative programs that promote fire research and science delivery.

 

  • Fire Modeling Institute (FMI)

    The Fire Modeling Institute’s (FMI) mission is to connect and support managers, scientists, and the public in addressing fire and fuels management and education needs, using the best fire science and technology available, current information from scientific literature, and appropriate science delivery methods. https://www.fs.usda.gov/rmrs/groups/fire-modeling-institute FMI is a joint effort between the Fire, Fuel, and Smoke Science Program (FFS) of the Rocky Mountain Research Station and…

  • Innovation and Organizational Learning (IOL)

    HP&IOL's mission is to foster a resilient workforce, advance innovation, and promote a culture of learning at the individual, group, and organizational levels within the USDA Forest Service. HP&IOL envisions a thriving, creative, and innovative USDA Forest Service that meets the needs of future generations, extends its legacy as a world leader in public land management, and engenders pride in its workforce. For more information see our HP&IOL landing page.

  • National Fire Decision Support Center (NFDSC)

    What is the National Fire Decision Support Center (NFDSC)? The NFDSC is a collaborative effort between Fire and Aviation Management and Research and Development. It is located at the National Interagency Fire Center and provides a key link between wildland fire science development and the appropriate application of that science. The NFDSC delivers: Corporate decision support and monitoring; Improvement in supporting fire science so risk models can be enhanced; Development of fire…

  • Wildland Fire Management Research, Development, and Application (WFM RD&A)

    The Wildland Fire Management Research, Development, and Application (WFM RD&A) program was created to promote application of wildland fire scientific knowledge; develop decision support tools; and provide science application services to the interagency wildland fire community. The WFM RD&A serves as a primary point of contact for communication between scientists and participating field fire managers, as a liaison between research, wildland fire planning and operations, interagency…

  • Rocky Mountain Center (RMC)

    The Rocky Mountain Center for Fire-Weather Intelligence (RMC) is a technology-transfer platform established in 2001 dedicated to helping federal and state agencies meet their operational needs for customized fire-weather intelligence and air-resource information products via the development and deployment of science-based value-added tools and applications. RMC conducts applied research and supports a quasi-operational implementation of new decision-support tools for the purpose of testing and…