IFTDSS is a web-based software and data integration framework that organizes previously existing and newly developed fire and fuels software applications to make fuels treatment planning and analysis more efficient and effective.
IFTDSS didn’t reinvent any of the fire management tools. It just combined the best components of the tools that are out there right now and made them more accessible for the end users.
IFTDSS is organized around workflows - recipes for common tasks that suggest the best tools to use for each step of the job. IFTDSS offers six workflows so far: data acquisition and editing, hazard analysis, risk assessment, fuels treatment, vegetation analysis, and prescribed burn planning.
IFTDSS allows for improving the management of fuels treatment through its data management and its incorporation of scientific models.