Over the years, I've compiled the following collection of external resources that have proven beneficial to my career.
Daily Intel Gathering
NIFC Daily Report
A daily/weekly PDF report compiled by NIFC that contains current fire information and national preparedness level.
An online forum where firefighters, fire contractors, or other fire related personnel post current fire conditions.
Quarterly document produced by NIFC Predictive Services which discusses fire, weather, and fuel outlooks.
Weather & Climate
An interactive weather map showing many different data layers based on satellite intel.
COD Satellite & Radar
Another interactive weather map from the College of DuPage. Various zoom levels and layers.
NOAA Smoke Maps
A great site for tracking and predicting smoke travel from major wildland fires.
NOAA Model Guidance
Current model data with visual maps of various forecasted weather. Can choose model type and area.
A great interactive map showing current and future wind speeds and directions.
Current drought information including maps and detailed discussion on potential impacts to fires.