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InciWeb mapping resource helps communities prepare for wildfire

Posted: Oct. 15, 2020

The U.S. is experiencing a very active wildfire season. Responders need all available tools to plan their response and track incidents.

InciWeb is an interactive mapping resource available from the U.S. Forest Service to show where wildfires are burning in areas close to your location, allowing you to better prepare your community for wildfire safety.

It is a trusted reporting tool for public affairs specialists and a single source of incident-related information for the public. Official announcements include evacuations, road closures, news releases, maps, photographs and basic information on an incident.

The web-based program provides information for wildland fire emergencies and prescribed fires but can also be used for other natural disasters and emergency incidents like earthquakes, floods, hurricanes and tornadoes.

The U.S. Fire Administration's (USFA) Wildland Urban Interface (WUI) page offers a collection of resources to learn more about wildfire response and management, whole-community involvement, and training.

This article is based on content in the
Oct. 15, 2020 InfoGram.

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