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Understanding and Modifying the National Preparedness Level (NPL) and Geographic Area Preparedness Level (GAPL) in WFDSS

About the National and Geographic Preparedness Levels (NPL & GAPL)

WFDSS displays both the National Preparedness Level (NPL) and the Geographic Area Preparedness Level (GAPL) in both Training and Production. The NPL displays beside the WFDSS logo located on the top left of screen and the local GAPL displays on the Incident Information page for incidents in that GA.

The NPL and GAPL update via an automated feed, but occasionally the feed goes down for one or both. When this occurs, the NPL can be manually edited by a WFDSS Administrator with the Support Role (Admin tab > Support fly-out menu > bottom left). The GAPL cannot be manually edited however.

The NPL is set at the national level by the National Multi Agency Coordination Group (NMAC.) The NPL is based on burning conditions, fire activity and resource availability at any given point during the year. It is a compilation of reported activity using a five-level fire activity rating; one being minimal fire activity in the country and five being major fire activity that could deplete all resources in the country. Each additional rating is associated with management requirements and the ability to deploy a larger variety of equipment and resources. For further information about how each level is defined click here.

When the National Preparedness and Geographic Area Preparedness Levels do not Automatically Update

Occasionally, the NPL and/or the GAPL fail to update properly and the WFDSS Team oftentimes becomes aware of the issue via feedback. When this occurs and the process fails to update, the developer may see a communications error that the connection was lost between the preparedness level reporting site and/or SIT/209. WFDSS needs the information from the site and SIT/209 application in order to update every 15 minutes.

If you determine that the NPL and/or the GAPL are not displaying correctly in WFDSS, submit a feedback to let the WFDSS Team know. Until the feed is restored, the WFDSS Team can manually update the NPL. The GAPL cannot be manually updated however, and will correct itself when the automated feed is restored.

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Administration

About the National and Geographic Preparedness Levels (NPL & GAPL)

When the National Preparedness and Geographic Area Preparedness Levels do not Automatically Update

See Also

Changing your Initial Page

Filtering the User List

Viewing User Role Requests

Unlocking a User's Account

Re-enabling a Disabled Account

Granting User Role Requests

Password Requirements

Managing Passwords

Setting or Resetting Your Password

Do-It Yourself Password Reset

Resetting a User's Password

Editing a User Profile

Editing User Roles

Sending a Broadcast Message

Sending Group Emails

Purging Broadcast Messages

Validating Page Level Help

Validating Map Layer Help

Managing Notification Lists

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