Fire Modeling Services Framework: Bridging the gap between science and technology

Fire Modeling Services Framework: Bridging the gap between science and technology

Reginald Goolsby Seminar

Theme: Life with Fire: Next Generation IT Fire Modeling

Forest Service & Department of the Interior (Wildland Fire Management Research Development & Applications / Office of Wildland Fire) are excited to present the Fire Modeling Services Framework (FMSF), the first ever wildland fire Model as a Service (MaaS) designed for the rapid changing complexity of the 21st century. This technological innovation allows for faster innovation in the wildland fire applications and IT development space by allowing applications to utilize a service dedicated to managing, running and processing wildland fire behavior models and tools in an integrated framework instead of separate applications. Both the Interagency Fuel Treatment Decision Support System (IFTDSS) and Wildland Fire Decision Support System (WFDSS) will initially access and leverage modeling results from the FMSF via a scalable, reliant and fault tolerant RESTful service; followed by other applications in the future. The FMSF has partnered with LANDFIRE and the Fire Environment Mapping System (FEMS) to provide independent data services needed to run any model or tool available in the FMSF. FEMS will provide gridded and Remote Automated Weather Station (RAWS) weather data while the LANDFIRE program will provide gridded fuels and topography.

Presenter Biographies

Reggie Goolsby has worked in wildland fire since 2010 and wildland fire IT since 2014 and been tinkering and building software applications since the early 2010’s. Reggie was the developer who brought you Wildfires Near Me. Reggie was also member of the development team for the Interagency Fuels Treatment Decision Support System (IFTDSS) and the Solutions Architect of the Fire Modeling Services Framework. Reggie loves writing code, designing robust IT solutions and wildland fire whether it’s sampling fuel plots, dragging a torch or constructing handline. Reggie loves bridging the gap between fire science and fire management.