Incident Information

Most incident information, such as the name and local ID, will be readily available on your Resource Order.

The main attribute that you will need that may not be readily available is the IRWIN ID. 

IRWIN stands for Integrated Reporting of Wildland Fire Information. It was created to be a central repository for basic fire information to reduce redundant data entry and improve the consistency of information.

The IRWIN ID is required as an attribute for every feature created in the Event Geodatabase. This is so each feature can be tied to that specific incident and in turn, all the information associated with it in IRWIN.

The IRWIN ID is a Global Unique Identifier (GUID). A GUID is basically 32 randomly generated characters that will look something like this: {5BFC1A52-D8A9-4BFF-AB98-225D7B4BA4A1}

When in doubt, always check with the Situation Unit Leader (SITL) for confirmation of any ID.

IRWIN ID in the Enterprise Geospatial Portal (EGP)

This How To will not get into accessing EGP Situation Analyst, for more information on creating an EGP Account and Situation Analyst please see and/or Register Here.

Once you are in Situation Analyst open the Active Incidents Workspace (“ai”).

6 different workspace options available in Situation Analyst with AI: Active Incidents highlighted.

The layer you want to view is Active Incidents.

 Active Incidents layer highlighted in the Situation Analyst table of contents.

Find your incident on the map and click the Active Incident point.

The IRWIN ID highlighted in the pop up information for a selected incident in Situation Analyst.

Be sure you have the correct point by the name and other attributes, then copy the information you need from the attribute table. The very first two are the Incident Number and IRWIN ID.

IRWIN ID in ArcGIS Online (AGOL)

The same data from EGP is also available in AGOL.

In this Web App, the user can search by incident name or zoom manually to each active incident and click on the point to see its information.

Highlighting the Search Function of the Current Wildland Fires (IRWIN) App in ArcGIS Online.

Incident Information on Resource Order

Incident Name

Found in box 2. Fairly straightforward, this is the name of the incident – Peak 2 in this example.

This is the name you would use for the IncidentName attribute.

Incident ID

Found in box 3. The first half of the Incident ID is the Unit ID for the agency responsible for the incident. In this example CO-WRF, Colorado White River National Forest. The second half is the Local Incident ID, in this case, 000236.

These are the values you would use for the UnitID and LocalIncidentID attributes.

Resource Order with the Incident Name and Local Incident ID highlighted.

Incident Action Plan (IAP)

If you have already arrived at the Incident Command Post (ICP) and the incident is beyond the first operational period, much of the information you will need will be available in the IAP.

At a minimum, the Incident Name and Number will be on most Incident Command System (ICS) forms.


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