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Fire Emissions Joint Forum

Fire Tracking Systems

The WRAP Policy on Fire Tracking Systems (WRAP FTS Policy) has been developed over a six-month period through a stakeholder-based consensus process by the Fire Emissions Joint Forum (FEJF) of the WRAP to assist the WRAP region states and tribes in addressing emissions from fire sources. In this Policy, the WRAP seeks to provide a consistent framework that states and tribes can use to efficiently develop their individual implementation plans, long-term strategies, and periodic progress reports.

An emissions inventory and tracking system for fire is a specific requirement under Section 309 and a broader requisite under Section 308 of the Rule. The fire tracking system and WRAP emissions inventory system are regional approaches to the data gathering and tracking initiatives, which are specifically encouraged in the Rule. Therefore, the WRAP is advancing the WRAP FTS Policy for states and tribes under both Sections 308 and 309 to meet the requirements of the Rule.

It is the position of the WRAP FTS Policy that it is necessary to track fire activity information in the WRAP region using a fire tracking system, which will also provide the information essential to create a fire emissions inventory. The WRAP FTS Policy identifies seven essential components of a fire tracking system that represent the minimum spatial and temporal fire activity information necessary to consistently calculate emissions and uniformly assess fire impacts to regional haze, and to meet the requirements of the Rule.

  • Final FTS Policy as approved by the WRAP Board (04/02/03) PDF

WRAP Fire Emissions Tracking System Website Link

WRAP Fire Emissions Tracking System

  • Presentation: "Western Regional Air Partnership Fire Emissions Tracking System" presented by Dave Randall at the 2nd Fire Behavior and Fuels Conference March 26-30, 2007 in Destin, Florida PDF or PPT
  • Draft Workplan: Development of a Commodity-based Fire Emissions Tracking System (03/23/07) PDF
  • FTS White Paper (Scope of work for developing WRAP Fire Emissions Tracking System as an integrated part of the WRAP's Technical Support System, Air Sciences Inc., (07/31/06) PDF

Evaluation of Existing Fire Tracking Systems

  • Final Report: Evaluation of Existing Fire Tracking Systems (Air Sciences Inc & EC/R, 05/07) PDF
  • Final Work Plan for the FTS Evaluation Project (Air Sciences Inc. & EC/R, 11/18/05 Final) PDF

Archived Policy and Related Materials

  • FEJF Consensus Approved Fire Tracking System Policy (12/19/02 Draft) PDF
  • Notes from 12/19/02 FEJF Conference Call PDF
  • FTS  Policy 12/09/02 Draft PDF
  • Fire Tracking Systems Policy Reviewer Comments PDF
  • FTS Policy Review Page (Includes Original Policy Draft)


Mark Fitch
FTS Task Team Chair
Smoke Management Specialist
National Park Service
WASO - Fire Management Program Center
3833 S. Development Ave.
Boise, ID 83705
T: (208) 387-5230


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