The Cooperative Forestry Assistance Act of 1978 requires the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), Forest Service to collect information about wildfire suppression efforts by State and local fire fighting agencies to ensure that Congress has adequate information to implement its oversight responsibilities and to provide accountability for expenditures and activities under the Act. The Forest Service works cooperatively with State and local fire fighting agencies and provides supplemental funding to these agencies to support their fire suppression efforts through the Forest Service State and Private Forestry Cooperative Fire Program. The Annual Wildfire Summary Report, FS-3100-8 form, is used to record and report State reportable wildfires and all qualifying non-Federal acreages burned. 

The Annual Wildfire Summary Report application (AWSR) enables State Foresters to electronically maintain the required data on the Annual Wildfire Summary Report (FS-3100-8 form). The data is stored in an Oracle database that resides on an AIX database server at the National Interagency Technology Center (NITC).