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Creating an Incident Group

WFDSS users assigned the role of Author can create public or private Incident Groups using a two step process. Incident Groups are also created automatically for grouped incidents (complexes) in IRWIN.

You can create an Incident Group two ways:

An Incident Group is limited to 80 incidents in both Production and Training. Each Incident Group can be private or public. Private Incident Groups are available only to you, but you can share ownership if appropriate. Public Incident Groups are available to all WFDSS users. You can change an Incident group from private to public and vice versa if you are a group owner. Only a group owner or a National Editor can delete a group.

Once created, you can:

Note: You cannot run analyses, reports, or create decisions for a group of incidents. Analyses, reports, and decisions are created and processed for individual incidents using the WFDSS Incidents tab's Decisions, Reports, and Analysis sub-tabs.

To create an incident group by naming the Incident Group, then adding incidents to it that you select:

  1. Click the Incident Groups tab. The Incident Groups List page appears.
  2. Click Create Group. The Create Incident Group page appears.
  3. Enter the Incident Group name.
  4. Select the Group Type. Private groups are viewable only by you. Public groups are viewable by all WFDSS users.
  5. Click Create.  The name of the group will be added to the list of incident groups.
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To create an incident group by drawing a polygon around incidents on a map:

  1. Click the Intelligence tab. The Intelligence Map page appears.
  2. Select the appropriate filter and layers to find the incident that will become the incident group.
  3. Click the polygon tool and draw a polygon around the incidents you want to include in the group.
  4. From the Incident tab, create the incident group name.
  5. Click the appropriate Group Type. Private groups are viewable only by you. Public groups are viewable by all WFDSS users.
  6. Click Create Group.  The name of the group is added to the list of incident groups.
  7. Click the Incident Groups tab to see the name of the added Incident Group.
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To add owners to an incident group:

  1. Click the Incident Groups tab. The Incident Groups List page appears.
  2. Click the Incident Group you want to add owners to. The Edit Group page appears.
  3. Click the Incident Group Privileges menu option from the list on the left. Note this option is not available if the group of incidents is owned by IRWIN.
  4. From the User Filter, filter for a user's last name. Make sure you have selected Complete List of Users to help find the name. The user must be an Author role in order to own an incident group.
  5. Click the owner box next to the user's name(s).  
  6. Click Save. The Incident Group is now shared with all the selected individuals.

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To add incidents to an incident group:

  1. After the group has been created, select it from the list, and then click View Incidents. The Edit page appears for the group name.
  2. Click Add Incidents to Group. The Add Incidents to Group page appears.
  3. Search the Incident List by typing the incident name in the Incident Name field.
  4. Click Find Incident.
  5. Select the checkbox beside the incident name.
  6. Click the Add Incident(s) to Group button.
  7. Click Return to go back to incident(s) within group "XXX."
  8. Repeat process to add additional incidents.

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In This Section

About Incident Groups

To create an incident group by name

To create an incident group by drawing a polygon

To add incidents to an incident group

To add owners to an incident group

See Also

Editing a Group

Deleting an Incident Group

Downloading Incident Group Perimeters

Selecting Incident Group KMZ Download Criteria

Downloading a KMZ for the Incident Groups List

Viewing an Incident Groups Map

Viewing Incident Groups Decisions

Reference

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