What is FEMS?

Who is a FEMS User Interface target audience?

A FEMS UI user is basically anyone interested in viewing real time fire danger information. Specifically, the target audience includes dispatchers, operational fire fighters, FMOs, agency supervisors, FBANs/LTANs, and Predictive Services.

What does it do / What is it?

FEMS has three main functions – First; it is a publicly available graphical user interface whereby users can access and view historical and real time fire environment data such as NFDRS outputs, fuel moisture observations, lightning data, fire occurrence data, etc.

Second – it hosts the NFDRS16 calculator

Third – it exposes all of this data via RestFull API Services which can be accesses by other wildland fire applications or other public users.

Do I need an account to access FEMS?

Many portions of the user interface and data services will be publicly accessible. Some data and functionally will require users to create an account.

Is it available for the public or fire people only?

Much of the data will be available to both fire personnel and the general public including the research community.

Does it replace other applications [list specifically]?

FEMS will replace the following applications:

Weather Information Management System (WIMS)

Famweb DataWarehouse (RAWS portion),

WFAS (NFDRS portion)

National Fuel Moisture Database (NFMD)

How it interacts with other systems?

FEMS will become the authoritative datasoure for historical RAWS observations, NFDRS outputs, sampled fuel moisture data, etc. These datasets will be available for use by other wildland fire applications via rest services.

What data sources are included?

Historical Hourly weather RAWS observations

Historical Hourly NFDRS RAWS observations

Historical Lightning data

Historical National Fuel Moisture Samples