Wildland Fire Decision Support System (WFDSS)

The Wildland Fire Decision Support System (WFDSS) assists fire managers and analysts in making strategic and tactical decisions for fire incidents. It has replaced the WFSA (Wildland Fire Situation Analysis), Wildland Fire Implementation Plan (WFIP), and Long-Term Implementation Plan (LTIP) processes with a single process that is easier to use, more intuitive, linear, scalable, and progressively responsive to changing fire complexity. 

WFDSS integrates the various applications used to manage incidents into a single system, which streamlines the analysis and reporting processes.

WFDSS provides the following advantages over previous systems:

  • Combines desktop applications for fire modeling into a web-based system for easier data acquisition.
  • Provides an easy way for fire managers and analysts to accurately document their decision-making process by allowing results of analyses to be attached to the decision point and included in the final incident report.
  • Provides one decision process and documentation system for all types of wildland fires.
  • Is a web-based application for easier sharing of analyses and reports across all levels of the federal wildland fire organization.
  • Introduces economic principles into the fire decision process. 

Before you log into WFDSS, make sure you read and understand the system Rules of Behavior.

WFDSS follows an analytic deliberative process for decision making.