Merged Wildfires

What is Merged Wildfires?

Merged Wildfires meaning in Safety terms is

  • Two or more wildfires that burn together to form a single burned area and which, by management action, may be declared merged and managed as a single incident to improve efficiency and simplify incident management processes.

    • Definition Extension: 1) Management can decide to declare wildfires as merged or not.  2)  A merged wildfire requires a Merged Date and association with the remaining active wildfire, i.e. Merged Parent, to be identified correctly in operational and historical data.

       

 

reference: Glossary A – Z | National Wildfire Coordinating Group

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