Fire Weather Index (FWI)

What is Fire Weather Index (FWI)?

Fire Weather Index (FWI) meaning in Safety terms is

  • A numerical rating in the Canadian fire danger rating system, based on meteorological measurements of fire intensity in a standard fuel type. (The standard fuel type is representative of jack pine and lodgepole pine.) The FWI is comprised of three fuel moisture codes, covering classes of forest fuel of different drying rates, and two indices that represent rate of spread and the amount of available fuel. 

 

reference: Glossary A – Z | National Wildfire Coordinating Group

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