Previous Topic

Next Topic

Book Contents

Book Index

About Relative Risk

The Wildland Fire Relative Risk Assessment is required before publishing a decision for an incident. It represents Part B of the Wildland Fire Risk and Complexity Assessment (RCA) that was implemented by NWCG in January 2014. The purpose of the Relative Risk Assessment is to assist you in planning for, assessing, and managing your incidents. Incident owners and editors can perform the assessment, which provides the Agency Administrator with a quick but comprehensive assessment of the relative risk of the fire. This is a qualitative process that can be completed in less time than a quantitative long-term risk assessment.

Relative risk is comprised of three aspects that each need to be addressed when calculating the overall risk for an incident. The aspects are:

The Relative Risk Results and notes for each of the aspects appear in the Risk section of the decision. WFDSS will list recommendations for additional assessment, analysis or documentation depending on the result of the Relative Risk assessment.

The Relative Risk Assessment can be accessed multiple ways; it can be accessed by clicking the Relative Risk menu option, or by clicking the hyperlink options on the Objectives or Assessment tabs, within the Organization Assessment or on the Risk vertical tab in the Default Decision Editor.

Incident Owners and Editors can calculate relative risk. Dispatchers can calculate relative risk for incidents in their geographic area if no incident owner has been assigned. Once an incident owner is assigned, only the incident owner and editors can calculate relative risk.

In WFDSS, you can:

Last updated on 6/25/2019 1:31:22 PM.

In This Section


Calculating Relative Risk

Interpreting Relative Risk Advice

Viewing the Relative Risk for an Incident

See Also

Incident Quick Search

Generating KMZ Files from the Incident List

Incident Setup

Incident Ownership

Organization Assessment

Management Action Points

Estimating Final Cost for an Incident

Stratified Cost Index

Situation Assessment

About the Assessment Tab

Incident Objectives and Requirements

Course of Action

About the Cost Tab

Estimating Final Cost for an Incident

Adding Incident Notes

Declaring an Incident Out


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