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Preparing for the switch to Spatial Fire Planning (SFP)

Prior to switching to Spatial Fire Planning (SFP) , Data Managers must collect a variety of information to determine which data should be loaded into WFDSS as Strategic Objectives, Management Requirements and Other Unit Shapes. Data Managers must also determine how these data can be best represented spatially. Depending on an administrative unit’s agency affiliation, the uploaded data may serve as the unit’s spatial Fire Management Plan and this requires consideration. Data uploaded into WFDSS is viewed by other WFDSS users, as well as by incident management teams assigned to manage incidents in the area.

Before starting the upload process, you need the following information:

It is important to include this information so that fire managers have access to it as part of their decision-making process, and to ensure this information is included correctly in the system of record for an incident.

WFDSS contains a wealth of spatial data to support administrative unit and associated planning documents, and can help fire managers identify resource values and concerns. You can review the data layer reference information for each of the available data layers to determine where the data came from and when. Data layers and associated reference information are updated frequently and represent the best available data.

Once the data is ready for upload into WFDSS, Data Managers need to decidde if they want to build their SFP process in Training or Production, as the planning process can be exported/imported from either system.



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Planning Processes

See Also

Planning Processes available in WFDSS

Determining if an Administrative Unit is ready to switch to Spatial Fire Planning (SFP)

Developing a Spatial Fire Planning Transition Strategy for an Administrative Unit

How Spatial Fire Planning differs from the FMU Planning Process

What happens when I select the Spatial Fire Planning Proces on the Data Management tab?

Spatial Fire Planning

Spatial Fire Planning (SFP) Considerations


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