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To run an automated BFB analysis:

  1. From the Incident List page, select the incident you want to run a basic fire behavior analysis for.
  2. Click Assess Situation. The Situation page appears showing the map of the incident area.
  3. Select Landscape Extent Icon from the Map Tools.
  4. Draw a Landscape Extent on your map around the incident. This is the area of the analysis.
  5. From the Map tab, click the + sign next to Analyses. The list expands.
  6. Mark the checkbox next to Basic. You will see two icons next to the term:

Table 1: Icons for Running an Automated BFB Analysis

Help icon

Accesses the online help for the selected item.

New icon (green circle with +)

Creates a new analysis.

  1. Click New icon (green circle with +). The list expands.
  2. Enter a Name for the BFB.
  3. Enter a Burn Date. The analysis uses the weather and forecast data available for this date.
  4. Enter the Burn Time in 24-hour format (hh:mm). The analysis uses the time to determine what the fire is likely to be doing (e.g., a burn time in the morning will give different results than one during the heat of the day).
  5. Click Next. WFDSS displays the wind data for the selected date and time. You can edit these data if necessary.
  6. Click Run Model. A message appears saying that the model was successfully sent for processing. When the run is complete, the BFB appears in the BFB list and the results appear on the map.
  7. To view more details, click the + to the left of the BFB you just created and select one of the options listed. The map changes to display each option selected.

Depending on the load on the system, it could take several minutes for the run to complete. If you don't see results, try refreshing the page and zooming in.

In This Section

Running an Automated Basic Fire Behavior (BFB) Analysis


Field Descriptions

Glossary Resources

Spatial Data Reference

Landscape Data Source Reference

Relative Risk Reference

Organization Assessment Reference

Fire Behavior Reference

About the WFDSS Decision Editors