National Wildfire Coordinating Group

Fire Behavior Subcommittee

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Mission Statement

The Fire Behavior Subcommittee (FBSC) provides national leadership in fire behavior assessment and prediction in support of effective fire management decision-making.

Primary Objectives

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  • Establish and maintain standards for fire behavior assessment and prediction.
  • Provide subject matter expertise for fire behavior modeling and related decision support applications.
  • Provide technology transfer around new models, modeling practices or research.
  • Establish and regularly update wildland fire incident position standards related to FBAN and LTAN. This includes incident position descriptions and position requirements for training, experience, physical fitness, and position currency.


Overview of Fire Behavior Subcommittee - including membership, projects, and collaboration efforts (pptx)


NWCG Firefighter Math Course:


Tami Parkinson, Chris Moore
NWCG Coordinator: 
Dave Schultz
Parent Committee: 
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