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The Fire Danger PocketCard
The Fire Danger PocketCard is a tool based on the National Fire Danger Rating System (NFDRS) to help the firefighter develop an awareness of the current fire situation that you are about to step into.
The prime objective of the NFDRS is to provide a measure of the seriousness of local burning conditions. The PocketCard provides a visual reference of those conditions and how they compare to previous fire seasons.
Talking PointsDesigned to help the local unit provide PocketCard briefing to all firefighting resources.
Initial Attack - Extended Attack - Large Fire
More Information / ReferencesGaining an Understanding of NFDRS (.pdf file)
Definition of Burning Index (BI)
Burning Index/Fire Behavior Cross Reference
Definition of Energy Release Component (ERC)
Explanations of Fire Danger Adjective Ratings