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Editing Incident Information

WARNING: When you declare an incident out, there are numerous consequences. Review the Help topic: Declaring an Incident Out.

You may need to edit or update information about an incident as more information becomes available, or as conditions change. Much of the information displayed on the Incident Information cannot be modified in WFDSS, and must be modified in a more authoritative system such as WildCAD. The Dispatch Center that controls the incident is identified atop the Incident Information and you may contact them for edits you are unable to complete. Any un-grayed fields are editable by a user with the correct WFDSS role, Author or Dispatcher.

On the incident Information page, you can:

*You cannot modify the Incident Name or Unique Fire Identifier if a decision has been published for an incident or the incident has been declared out.

**You can update Incident Size (acres) manually on this page if WFDSS has the authoritative hierarchy to do so. The Latest WFDSS Perimeter Size (acres) field corresponds to the perimeter loaded in WFDSS.

***Dispatchers or Incident Owners can declare an incident out using this page but typically this is done in WildCAD. After declaring an incident out, the incident and its decision content are locked permanently in WFDSS and few additional edits are available. A Periodic Assessment is no longer required when an incident is declared out.

**** This can only be updated by Geographic Area Editors and/or National Editors.

Note: When you click Save at the end of any page related to an incident, WFDSS automatically archives all information for that incident until the incident is declared out. Note: WFDSS generates an email to Incident Owners when an incident is not contained after three days and there is no published decision. Click the link in the email to navigate to the incident so you can provide updated information.Note: It is important to document the containment, controlled, and out dates for each incident. The system uses these dates to filter the incidents that appear on the map view for the geographic area.

To edit an incident:

  1. From within the WFDSS application, choose the Incident tab. The Incident List appears. (See Navigate to an Incident for more ways to access the incident.)
  2. Select the incident you want to edit, then click View Information. The Edit Incident page appears.
  3. Verify the existing information about the incident. If you are uncertain about the Landscape Data Source to select, click the help icon to the right of the data source.
  4. Enter any additional information that you have about the fire, such as Unique Fire Identifier and so on.
  5. Upload the most recent fire perimeter. The Latest WFDSS Perimeter Size (acres) is automatically updated to the most recent fire perimeter.
  6. Click Save. The incident is saved to the database.

From this page, you can also access analyses, the decision reporting process, transfer incident ownership to another individual or multiple owners (previously called groups), review IRWIN information, and other tasks.

Last updated on 12/23/2021 3:36:52 PM.

In This Section

Incident Setup

To edit an incident:

To review IRWIN information

See Also

Incident Privileges

Setting Incident Default Preferences

About IRWIN Data Exchange

Creating an Incident

Point of Origin Values Inventory

To answer the security question:

Preventing Duplicate Incidents

Deleting an Incident

Viewing Incident Contact Information

Viewing the FMU List for an Incident

Viewing Incident History


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