FireGuard is a national program using multiple sources and layers of data to detect and monitor wildfires. This program is supported by the National Guard, Federal, and State Analysts. This layer is used to gain an overall understanding of fire behavior such as rates of spread, and intensity. It includes the general size of a fire based on detected heat as well as current weather conditions. Information is reported every ten minutes.

Fireguard can be used standalone or as a compliment with NIROPS, MMA, other IAA platforms.

Users with an ArcGIS account can get more information at

Fireguard Data Input

Fireguard Disclaimer

Fireguard is NOT a tactical tool. Do not use the data as an indicator to assign resources to tactical operations. It is also not a mapping tool as there are no fire perimeters displayed in the data. Finally, Fireguard is NOT a tool beat or replace 911 calls.

Fireguard GIS Team Contacts

Fireguard GIS Team Contacts

The WFDSS application is "data rich". It requires data which is spatially oriented and graphically displays information to support wildland fire and other natural resource decisions. Due to the type and number of interagency spatial data sets required in April 2009 an interagency GIS Team was formed to provide data support for WFDSS. This Team is responsible for acquiring, consolidating, and validating their agency spatial and tabular data. In addition this team developed and maintained communications among local, regional, and national agency personnel to improve the collection process and provide explicit guidance on data needs. The members of the WFDSS GIS Team are:

Table 1: WFDSS GIS Team Contacts

WFDSS GIS Team Contacts

Amanda Rumsey
Data Scientist, Wildland Fire Management, RD&A
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Susan McClendon
WFM RD&A GIS Specialist
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Jill Kuenzi
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Joseph Kafka
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Andrew Bailey
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Skip Edel
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Julie Osterkamp
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Jennifer L. Jenkins BLM-Alaska Fire Service 907.356.5587 send email