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FSPro - What it is and Why use it ?

FSPro is a geospatial probabilistic model that predicts fire growth, and is designed to support long-term decision-making (more than 5 days).

FSPro calculates two-dimensional fire growth and maps the probability that fire will visit each point (cell) on the landscape of interest under the following conditions:

FSPro currently has limited ability to model suppression effects.

FSPro is potentially valuable to fire managers because it can help address uncertainty in long-term fire behavior analysis where weather forecasts are unreliable. It can help support risk-based decision making when the results are combined with information about resources and assets (values to be protected).  FSPro can provide insight for strategic decision-making by helping answering questions such as the following: