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To calculate relative risk:

  1. From the Incident List, select the incident you want to calculate relative risk for.
  2. Choose View Information > Relative Risk or click an Assess Relative Risk link available on the Objectives and Assessment tabs, in the OA menu option or on the Risk vertical tab in the Default Decision Editor.
  3. Select the Potential Fire Duration.

    Note: The potential fire duration should be based on the current date, not the date of discovery. For example, if you are 30 days into a large fire that is now 80% contained and is anticipated to be fully controlled within 10 days, you would use the 10 days as your estimated duration, and would select Medium.

  4. Click the blue arrow Blue expand arrow next to Values. The section expands to display the Values chart.
  5. On the left, top, and right sides of the chart, select the radio button that best represents the current incident.

    To better understand what each of the selections mean, click the question mark help icon beside Values in the section header.

  6. Enter notes for each chart that explain your reasoning for your selections. Doing so assists the team later when you re-evaluate the relative risk during the periodic assessment.
  7. Repeat steps 3-5 for Hazards and Probability. As you complete each section, the chart at the top of the page changes to display the overall relative risk.
  8. Enter any notes about the overall relative risk. You can edit your notes or add additional notes in step 11.
  9. Click Continue. The Relative Risk Results page appears.
  10. Review the results and advice.
  11. Enter Relative Risk Notes to explain why you think the overall Relative Risk rating accurately depicts risk for the incident.
  12. Select Back to revisit/edit your Values, Hazards, and/or Probability inputs -OR- Click Publish to save your inputs and the overall Relative Risk results. You can also click Return to leave the Relative Risk Assessment and return to the place in the application you were previous to accessing relative risk.
  13. The overall Relative Risk rating and associated notes for each rating chart are automatically added to the Risk section of a pending decision. The rating charts and all associated relative risk content is saved to the incident content and can be accessed by either the Default or Advanced Decision Editors.

In This Section

Calculating Relative Risk


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