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Values at Risk information

Values at Risk (VAR) information can be obtained from WFDSS by running and reviewing the results of an FSPro analysis. VAR is a product of the FSPro output and is a quick way to view values information for ongoing fires. Any user can view VAR output for a completed FSPro analysis, however only the Fire Behavior Specialist that created an FSPro analysis or a Super Analyst can view the VAR for an unaccepted FSPro analysis.

The VAR window appears and displays the Values at Risk (as CURRENTLY exist in the WFDSS database) by each FSPro probability class. In the example below, communication towers exist in the 80-100%, 60-79%, 20-39%, 5-19% and .2-4.9% burn probability contours, but not in the 40-59% or <.2% burn probability contours. There are roads in all of burn probability contours but only USFWS local trails in the 5-19% and .2-4.9% burn probability contours. The second table (Currency/Coverage of Values Queried that Produced Results) gives information about the GIS layers in the VAR database, their data source, currency date, and the extent of the coverage. The example below shows us that the communication tower layer is valid nationally as of August 2010. The third table (Currency/Coverage of Values Queried that Produced No Results) gives information about the GIS layers in the VAR database that were queried but do not exist within the FSPro output extent, their data source, currency date, and extent of the coverage.

Example of FSPro Results Values at Risk Information

Values at Risk Information

NOTE: The VAR database is not likely to be completely up-to-date. Therefore, it is likely NOT all-inclusive. Users of the VAR information should check the currency/coverage of values queried tables for currency information.

To view VAR output from the Incident Analysis screen:

  1. Navigate to the Incident Analysis page by selecting Incident Analysis from the Information tab for a desired incident
  2. Select the desired FSPro analysis and click View Results.
  3. From the sub-tab Results click on Values at Risk under the heading Analysis Details as shown in the image below circled in red.

    Values at Risk Details

 

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To view VAR output from the Situation tab:

  1. Navigate to the Situation tab for an incident.
  2. Expand the Analysis menu option tree from the left hand menu under the sub tab Map by clicking the plus button to the left of Analysis.
  3. Expand the FSPro Output option tree by clicking the plus(+) button to the left of FSPro Output.
  4. Under Show Information, select the drop-down black arrow button to the right of the desired FSPro analysis and click Values at Risk.

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Analysis for Authors and Editors

To view VAR output from the Situation tab:

To view VAR output from the Incident Analysis screen:

See Also

Running an Automated Basic Fire Behavior (BFB) Analysis

Drawing a Landscape Extent

Running an Automated Short-Term Fire Behavior (STFB) Analysis

Requesting an Analyst-Assisted Fire Behavior Analysis

Analysis Notes

Creating an Analysis Note

Viewing Analysis Notes

Obtaining a Values Inventory

Identifying Values at Risk

Deleting an Analysis

Viewing Analysis Details

Viewing the Landscape for an Analysis

Including Analysis Results in a Decision

Reference

Field Descriptions

Glossary Resources

Reports Reference

Spatial Data Reference

Landscape Data Source Reference

Relative Risk Reference

Organization Assessment Reference

Fire Behavior Reference

About the WFDSS Decision Editors