Workshop #1 – Fuel and Fire Tools (FFT)—An application for Wildland Fuel and Fire Management Planning
Instructors: Susan Prichard, Research Scientist, School of Environmental and Forest Sciences, University of Washington and Roger Ottmar, Research Forester, Pacific Wildland Fire Sciences Laboratory, US Forest Service
The Fire and Environmental Research Applications team (FERA) of the Pacific Wildland Fire Sciences Laboratory has developed the Fuel and Fire Tools (FFT) application. FFT has integrated a suite of five fuel and fire management products that will be demonstrated at this workshop. The suite of tools includes the Fuel Characteristics Classification System (FCCS), Digital Photo Series, Consume, piled fuel biomass and emissions calculator, and the Fire Emissions Production Simulator (FEPS).
The FFT allow users to build and characterize fuel beds, assess potential fire hazard and surface fire behavior, and estimate the amount of fuel consumed and emissions produced if burned during a wildland fire. The workshop will provide background information on the individual tools and demonstrate how to use FFT through several exercises.
Objective: The objective of this workshop is for participants to become familiar with FFT and the individual models and to use FFT for wildland fuel and fire management planning.
Note: Attendees should bring their laptop computers.