Both public and authenticated users will be able to access datasets through the FEMS user interface.  Available data will vary between public and authenticated users.

Public User Access:

RAWS Weather Data - Hourly observations for the most recent 2-week period and the 7-day forecast.

RAWS NFDRS Outputs - Hourly observations for the most recent 2-week period and the 7-day forecast.

National Fuel Moisture Data - Full Access to all historic observations.

FEMS Governance

FEMS is a Wildland Fire Information and Technology (WFIT) development project under the guidance of Sponsor Group and a Design Team.

Sponsor Group

  • Clint Cross, Assistant Director, Landscapes and Partnerships, USDA-FS
  • Kim Van Hemelryck, Program Specialist, Operations and Emergency Management, DOI Office of Wildland Fire
  • Robyn Heffernan, Chair, NWCG Fire Environment Committee

Design Team

Development Schedule

Each phase of development will focus on the addition of data sources and their integration, or specific functionality into FEMS.

FEMS 1.0 – Fall 2022

  • Historical Hourly weather RAWS observations and forecast
  • Historical Hourly NFDRSv4 RAWS observations and forecast


Five Goals of FEMS

1: Graphical User Interface - To provide a public facing, graphical user interface where forecasted NFDRSv4 outputs and weather information, as well as other fire danger information, can be accessed and viewed in map, chart, or table formats.  Historical data will also be available in FEMS.

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.


Data Sets

The following datasets will be stored as part of the FEMS/Data Cache effort:

- Historical RAWS data

- 2.5km Gridded Weather Data (rolling 30 year archive)

- National Fuel Moisture Database


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