Natural Resources Canada Canadian Forest Service CFS

Provide scientific, technical and fire management systems expertise to:

• Expand current international fire danger (FWI) monitoring system to full global coverage (presently monitoring approx. 1/3 global area for current daily conditions).

• Develop criteria to interpret FWI output in terms of fire danger levels for early warning purposes (e.g., conditions that define Low, Moderate, High, and Extreme fire danger).

• Develop practical decision-aid tools based on early warning for fire prevention, preparedness, detection, and fire response (e.g., when fire danger is High, open burning restrictions are imposed, tower detection is implemented, fire fighting staff and equipment are readyfor immediate dispatch, etc.).

• Prepare and assist in delivering a technology transfer program to train early warning system users.

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