Wildland Fire Management Information (WFMI)

The Wildland Fire Management Information (WFMI) web-site is designed to support wildland fire organizations by providing current weather and lightning data, as well as historic fire occurrence data. In addition, the NWCG unit identifiers are maintained on WFMI.

WFMI consists of the following modules:

  • Weather
    The WFMI Weather module provides access to the weather data that is transmitted from the more than 2500 Remote Automatic Weather Stations (RAWS) located throughout the U.S.
  • Lightning
    The WFMI Lightning module provides access to lightning strike data for the continental U.S. in a map format, a data format suitable for import into Geographic Information Systems (GIS), and in a format for viewing with Google Earth.
  • Fire Reporting
    The WFMI Fire Reporting module is the system-of-record for the fire occurrence data for the Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA), the Bureau of Land Management (BLM), the Bureau of Reclamation (BOR), and the National Park Service (NPS). 
  • Unit Identifiers
    The WFMI Unit Identifiers module is the system-of-record for the NWCG unit identifiers, which are the codes that are used to uniquely identify the organizational units within the federal and state government that are involved in wildland fire management.