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WFDSS Business Process

The business process was derived from current best practices in decision-making and integrates the policies and procedures used in documenting wildland fire decisions.

The purpose of this process is not to make decisions for you, but to assist you in making the best decision possible for each incident. As such, it provides you with the tools and checklists for determining and evaluating a course of action, as well as for documenting decisions.

The following basic process is described in more detail in each section:

  1. Pre-record data about the landscape, such as management requirements, strategic objectives, jurisdictions, etc. (see Data Management).
  2. Log the incident (see Incident Management).
  3. Assess the situation.
  4. Select the incident objectives.
  5. Determine a course of action.
  6. Validate a course of action.
  7. Document a decision.
  8. Conduct a periodic assessment.
  9. Develop the incident report (see Reports).

The following figure shows the business process:

WFDSS Decision Process

WFDSS Decision Process Key

Last updated on 6/15/2012 12:11:01 PM.

In This Section

WFDSS Overview

See Also

Wildland Fire Decision Support System

WFDSS Background

WFDSS Timeline

Decision Making: An Analytic Deliberative Process

Landscape Data Sources

WFDSS Application Symbols and Conventions

WFDSS Navigation Tips

Character Limitations


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