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Declaring an Incident Out

Dispatchers or Incident Owners can declare and incident out from the Incident Information page provided the incident acreage is greater than zero, the unique fire identifier is complete, and WFDSS is the Authoritative Data Source for those elements according to IRWIN. After declaring an incident out, the incident and its decision content will lock permanently in WFDSS and few additional edits are available.

Once an incident is declared out, you can no longer perform the following tasks:

Once an incident is declared out, you can perform the following tasks:

To declare an incident Out:

  1. Navigate to an incident by doing one of the following:
    • From within the WFDSS application, choose Incidents tab > select the incident.
    • From within an incident, choose Incident List from the left menu > select a different incident.
    • From the Situation map, choose Menu tab > Incident List > select the incident.

      Note: Use the temporary filters or create permanent filters to help you more easily find the incident you are looking for.

  2. Click View Information. The Edit Incident Information page appears.
  3. Verify that the incident information is accurate and complete.
    • Verify the Unique Fire Identifier, Incident Size, Responsible Agency and so on.
    • Choose Situation to view the Incident Situation Map and review shapes that are associated with the incident.
    • Choose Objectives to review the incident objectives associated with the incident.
    • Choose Course of Action to verify that the selected course of action is current.
    • Choose Cost to enter an estimated final cost.
    • Choose Decisions to ensure that any pending decisions have been published as appropriate.
    • Choose Periodic Assessments to verify that this information is current.
  4. On the Edit Incident Information page, scroll down to the Out Date field and enter the date and time that the incident was declared out.
  5. Click Save. A message appears asking if you are sure you want to declare the incident out.
  6. Click OK. The incident is now out and much of the incident information is no longer editable.

Last updated on 9/29/2016 11:11:41 AM.

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To declare an incident out:

See Also

Incident Quick Search

Generating KMZ Files from the Incident List

Incident Setup

Incident Ownership

About Relative Risk

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


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