The Fire Danger Subcommittee (FDS) provides national leadership to advance fire danger rating in support of effective fire management decision-making. The FDS is responsible to the Fire Environment Committee to establish and maintain standards and procedures for fire danger rating. Primary objectives include:
- Establish and maintain standards and procedures for fire danger rating, including those for Fire Danger Operating Plans and Fire Danger PocketCards.
- Develop and disseminate fire danger rating training and guidance.
- Provide leadership in the National Fire Danger Rating System and associated decision support applications, including Weather Information Management System, FireFamily Plus, and the Wildland Fire Assessment System.