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About the WFDSS Decision Editors

Decision editors allow Incident Owners and Editors to add supportive text, images, and information to a decision document to help tell the story of an incident. In essence, this supportive content connects the primary parts of a decision together; it makes a decision easier to read and helps get your message across.

WFDSS offers two decision editors for incident owners and editors to use when editing a decision, the Default Decision Editor and the Advanced Decision Editor. Each can be accessed from the Decisions tab after a decision is created, and when a user is ready to edit the pending decision. The interface for editing a decision is different for each editor, however the editable sections of a decision are the same.

Both decision editors enable decision editing, but there are benefits of using one over the other for any given incident. The Default Decision Editor provides an intuitive, quick, and easy way to put together a decision for an incident and automatically opens when a Pending Decision is edited. The Advanced Decision Editor (the editor that’s been in use since WFDSS inception) in contrast, provides advanced editing features not available in the Default Decision Editor, such as the ability add tables, add bullets or modify styles and font. It can be accessed by clicking the Convert to Advanced button on the Decision tab. The Default Decision Editor will meet the documentation needs for most incidents, but the Advanced Decision Editor will be useful for incident documentation with extensive formatting and/or additional content needs. Users can switch to the other editor midway through documenting a decision and the decision content will be saved in its current state.

Note: The Default Decision Editor works best with IE 11, Chrome or Firefox. We are sorry for the inconvenience and are working to find a solution other than installing a newer version of IE or using Firefox and Chrome. Users can still use the Advanced Decision Editor, which is actually the same decision editor we have been using since 2009.


In This Section

Decision Making: An Analytic Deliberative Process

About the Default Decision Editor

About the Advanced Decision Editor

Using the 5.2 Release with Different Browsers

Decision Content Tree

Incident Content Tree

See Also


Welcome to WFDSS Help!

Analysis Name Limitations

WFDSS Session Timeout Warning

What is Skip to Content?

Accessibility Mode

WFDSS User Documentation Overview

WFDSS Overview

About the WFDSS YouTube Channel


Maps and Shapes

My Home

About the Cost Tab


About Incident Groups


Intelligence Gathering

Data Management




Relative Risk Reference

Organization Assessment Reference

Spatial Data Reference

Landscape Data Source Reference

Fire Behavior Reference

Field Descriptions

Glossary Resources

Popup Help

Welcome to WFDSS Help!

5.2 Release Introduces the Default Decision Editor

5.4 Release Introduces Accessibility Mode

WFDSS Spring 2017 Updates

6.1 Release New Functionality and Enhancements

6.2 Release Functionality and Enhancements

6.3 Release New Functionality and Enhancements

6.4 Release Notes

6.0 Release New Functionality and Enhancements

Release Notes 7.0

WFDSS & NFDRS Energy Release Component

Navigate to an Analysis

Geographic Boundary Area

Copyright Notice


Field Descriptions

Glossary Resources

Spatial Data Reference

Landscape Data Source Reference

Relative Risk Reference

Organization Assessment Reference

Fire Behavior Reference