Wildfire Workflows and Considerations for Emergency Management

On August 27th, 2020, the FEMA Response Geospatial Office (RGO) and NAPSG Foundation hosted the Emergency Management (EM) Geo Forum: “Wildfire Workflows & Considerations for Emergency Management.” In this forum, participants learned the geospatial response to wildfires from an emergency management perspective.

Seminar Objectives
  • Learn about FEMA’s regional response to wildfire incidents.
  • Gain insight into the National Interagency Fire Center (NIFC) ArcGIS Online Organization, the wildland fire National Incident Feature Services (NIFS), and the Integrated Reporting of Wildland Fire Information (IRWIN). 
  • Learn how local GIS staff can utilize national-level live feeds and resources for response efforts.
  • FEMA Regional staff
  • City & local staff 
  • National Interagency Fire Center (NIFC)
Background Information

The EM Geo Forum is part of a virtual seminar series featuring best practices and resources to advance emergency management through geospatial capabilities. These seminars promote the integration of innovative technology and solutions in day-to-day operations.

This seminar series is developed in coordination with the FEMA Modeling and Data Working Group (MDWG) and complements their monthly meetings. Resources from the MDWG meeting are provided in the Seminar Resources list below. Learn more about this interagency working group or subscribe to get information about their meetings and any information they share out.
Seminar Resources