Daily video fire potential briefing

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The Rocky Mountain Geographic Area apparently is producing a daily fire potential briefing. It is a video presentation consisting of dozens of slides and animated weather maps, narrated by an anonymous person, presumably a fire weather meteorologist. The term “fire potential” is a little broad, but the video, at least today’s version, consists of weather conditions and forecasts.

The presentation is on the internet and is available to anyone. This is an excellent use of government resources, making this valuable information available to the public. For years the wildland fire agencies have been paying the salaries of fire weather meteorologists, usually located in geographic area coordination centers. It is good to see some of their work becoming more visible.

The Rocky Mountain Geographic Area has an excellent web page that lists the links to fire potential outlooks that are produced by all of the geographic areas. It’s worth checking out.

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Author: Bill Gabbert

After working full time in wildland fire for 33 years, he continues to learn, and strives to be a Student of Fire.

3 thoughts on “Daily video fire potential briefing”

  1. I agree with the other comments and would this could be a very useful communications tool with the public. Its availability should not be kept quiet, but promoted to the public.

  2. Looks like an interesting tool! I particularly like the peaceful music introducing the presentation. Thanks for publicizing it.

    1. I also could not help but notice the very relaxing music at the beginning and end of the presentation. I guess if you were all stressed-out managing fires, it might help you to calm down and take a deep breath.


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