NWCG Data Standards, Requested

NWCG data standards (data element and geospatial data layer) provide specifications that enable the common usage of data across wildland fire information systems.  For more information click on one of the following lists:

Requested Data Standards

The following requests have been received for proposed development or modification of data standards. Requests are continually reviewed by the Data Standards and Terminology Subcommittee. As workloads and priorities allow, requests will be assigned to appropriate stewardship groups. When requests are assigned, they are moved to the “Assigned Data Standards” list.

Data Standard Date Requested Request / Proposal
Fire Resource Kind, Category & Type (Revision) 7/27/2015 NWCG has a data element standard for 'Fire Resource Kind', which should be called 'Fire Resource Kind Name'. Create a data element standard for 'Fire Resource Kind Description'. NWCG has a data element standard for 'Fire Resource Category’, which should be called 'Fire Resource Category Name’. Create a data element standard for ‘Fire Resource Category Description’. NWCG has a data element standard for 'Fire Resource Type’, which should be called 'Fire Resource Type Name’. Create a data element standard for ‘Fire Resource Type Description’.
Frequency Use Name & Description (Revision) 7/27/2015 NWCG has a data element standard for the name of the 'Frequency Use Designator', which should be called 'Frequency Use Designator Name'. Create a data element standard for 'Frequency Use Designator Description'. Consider doing away with the word 'Designator', and instead call these two data elements 'Frequency Use Name' and Frequency Use Description'.
Planned Actions (New) 3/20/2015 Create a data standard that describes a short summary of the actions planned for the next operational period.
Weather Concerns (New) 3/20/2015 Create a data standard that describes a brief summary of how the current weather is affecting the incident and how the anticipated weather will affect the incident. (ICS Block 35)
Financial Code 06/10/2016 Financial Code is needed for ROSS/IROC incident management.
Vendor Name 06/10/2016 Vendor Name is needed for ROSS/IROC vendor management.
Final Fire Report Approved By (New) 08/23/2016 The name of the person that approved the final fire report for the incident.
Final Fire Report Approved By Title (New) 08/23/2016 The title of the person that approved the final fire report for the incident.
Final Fire Report Approved By Unit (New) 08/23/2016 NWCG Unit ID associated with the individual who approved the final report
Final Fire Report Approved Date (New) 08/23/2016 The date that the final fire report was approved for the incident.
Final Fire Report Narrative (New) 08/23/2016 A summary of the comments in narrative form as entered on the final fire report to describe important aspects of the incident.
Final Strategy Attained Date Time (New) 08/23/2016 The date/time the final fire strategy was accomplished on the incident.
Fire Behavior Description (New) 08/23/2016 A description of the observed fire behavior for the current ICS-209 reporting period.
Fire Behavior General (New) 08/23/2016 A general category describing the manner in which the fire is currently reacting to the influences of fuel, weather, and topography.
Fire Behavior General 1 (New) 08/23/2016 A more specific category further describing the general fire behavior (manner in which the fire is currently reacting to the influences of fuel, weather, and topography).
Fire Behavior General 2 (New) 08/23/2016 A more specific category further describing the general fire behavior (manner in which the fire is currently reacting to the influences of fuel, weather, and topography).
Fire Behavior General 3 (New) 08/23/2016 A more specific category further describing the general fire behavior (manner in which the fire is currently reacting to the influences of fuel, weather, and topography).
Fire Cause Investigated Indicator (New) 08/23/2016 Indicates if an investigation is underway or was completed to determine the cause of a fire.
Fire Growth Cessation Date Time (New) 08/23/2016 The date/time that the fire perimeter stopped growing in size.
Fire Ignition Date Time (New) 08/23/2016 The actual date/time that the fire began ignition. This date may be different from the fire discovery date.
Fiscally Responsible Unit (New) 08/23/2016 NWCG Unit who has fiscal responsibility for the incident.
WFDSS Decision Status (New) 08/23/2016 Indicates the state of the WFDSS decision and/or if a WFDSS decision has been approved for the incident. This information is helpful in resolving conflicts between incident records.

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2021-02-22