Fire Weather Subcommittee

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Mission Statement

The Fire Weather Subcommittee (FWS) provides national leadership in wildland fire weather and climatology in support of effective fire management decision-making. 

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  • Establish and disseminate standards for fire weather information.
  • Establish and disseminate common standards for fire weather stations used by the wildland fire agencies to provide weather data observations.
  • Promote the effective integration of fire weather information into wildland fire operational practices and decisions.
  • Develop and disseminate training and information that enable effective interpretation and utilization of fire weather information.

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Chair: 
Larry Van Bussum
NWCG Coordinator: 
Paul Schlobohm
Parent Committee: 
Meeting Schedule: 
Every other month (Jan, Mar, May, July, Sept, Nov) on the 3rd Tuesday of the month.
Page Last Modified / Reviewed: 
2019-08-08