Wildland Fire

Prepare, mitigate, suppress, and recover with location intelligence

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Manage all phases of a wildland fire with GIS

Agencies around the world manage wildland fires from beginning to end with location intelligence from Esri's ArcGIS software. Land managers and firefighters use dynamic maps and GIS tools to identify risks and craft mitigation strategies. During fires, mobile data collection tools and map-based dashboards with live data feeds inform decisions that save lives and property.


Resilience strategies for wildland fire

As wildland fires occur more frequently, burn with greater intensity, and impact more acreage, the fire season has transitioned to a fire year. The increase in wildland fire severity exposes new communities to wildland fires and exacerbates the risk to traditionally threatened communities. GIS software supports improved understanding of the surrounding landscape and strategic mitigation efforts that can break the wildland fire response cycle. This executive brief shares how GIS helps decision-makers build resilience across each phase of a wildland fire.

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Wildland fire strategies


Resources to help you get started

Use this collection of Esri solutions, applications, and blog articles to help plan and manage your wildland fire strategies.

Wildfire resource hub

Get maps, datasets, applications, and more to support wildfire preparedness and response efforts.

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Wildfire Aware app

The Wildfire Aware app provides information about the current status and potential impact of wildfire incidents in the United States.

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From Paper to Pixels: Rethinking Community Wildfire Protection Plans

To be more accessible, engaging, and relevant, CWPPs need to shift from paper-based plans to dynamic digital alternatives. Esri's new CWPP template supports this change.

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Disaster Response Program—Wildfires

Access Esri technology, technical support, and help with common workflows like damage assessment or public information when your agency exceeds its capacity.

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Wildland Fire Community

View the latest GIS news, user stories, and resources for wildland fire professionals. 

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