SFE Webinar: Overview of the US National Fire Danger Rating System Version 4.0 (2016): Lessons learned from the Southeast US implementation
January 21 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
A free one hour webinar from the US Forest Service, North Carolina Prescribed Fire Council, the Southern Fire Exchange, NC State University, and the University of Florida.
Society of American Foresters CFE Credit Expected.
Dr. Matt Jolly, Research Ecologist, US Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station, Missoula Fire Sciences Laboratory
Webinar Description: The US National Fire Danger Rating System is the foundation for wildland fire preparedness and response decision support throughout the country. Here we will present the development and implementation of the first revisions to the system in 40 years. We discuss the improvements made to dead and live fuel moisture models and simplifications made to fuel models and summarize how these improvements pave the way for technological advancements in future fire danger systems. Finally, we will discuss the lessons learned while implementing NFDRS V4 throughout the Federal and State land management agencies in the Southeast US. Following the presentations there will be time for audience Q/A with the speaker.
- Southern Fire Exchange