Canadian REDapp Fire Behavior Calculator: A new tool for Alaska & Great Lakes fire management agencies?
Neal McLoughlin, Alberta Environment and Sustainable Resource Development, REDapp Development Lead, Edmonton, Alberta
Wed, January 28, 2015
11:00 am AKST
Recorded webinar available here: https://vimeo.com/118842504
REDapp is a universal fire behavior calculator developed with financial support from the Canadian Interagency Forest Fire Centre (CIFFC), and in-kind support from fire management agencies across Canada. This application is currently in a beta stage of development. A public release is expected in early 2015. Unlike WFFDS, Behave, FSPro and other more rigorous fire behavior modeling programs, REDapp is intended to provide basic fire behavior projections with minimal training. Managers introduced to REDapp at a fall workshop in Fairbanks felt the tool could be used by field operatives, dispatchers, managers, and other agency cooperators to link numerical outputs of the Canadian Forest Fire Danger Rating System (CFFDRS) with potential fire behavior and spread. Neal McLoughlin from Alberta Environment and Sustainable Resource Development will deliver an web-based demonstration of how to use REDapp. Test locations and weather data from the US will be used during the demonstration.
If you would like to try out REDapp (currently in invitation only beta), please email AFSC coordinator Alison York for access.