United States Department of Agriculture
Fuel and Fire Tools.
FFT is a software application that integrates several fire management tools, including the Fuel Characteristic Classification System (FCCS – version 4.0), Consume (version 5.0), Fire Emission Production Simulator (FEPS – version 2.0), Pile Calculator, and Digital Photo Series (DPS) into a single user interface.
Fuelbeds differ widely in their physical attributes, potential fire behavior, and fire effects. The FFT suite of tools uses fuels data classified into fuelbeds to predict a suite of outputs related to prescribed and wildland fire. These outputs include several variables relevant to carbon accounting and quantification, such as estimations of carbon stores for different fuelbeds, carbon flux from fire (before/after carbon estimations), and carbon emissions. It also predicts fire behavior attributes that can be used to evaluate fuel treatment effectiveness. The fuelbeds are designed to represent the diversity of fuels found throughout the United States.
Classification and estimation of fuelbed variables.
Assist fire and fuel planners.
For Internet Explorer users, right click the link and select "Save As". Specify a folder location to save the FFT installation file.
Locate the downloaded executable file (named using the convention: FuelFireTools_yyyy_mm_ddv#.exe) and double-click to run the installation/extraction utility. The default installation is C:\FuelFireTools. You can change the location or name of the folder, but it is not advisable to do so because there may be potential write privilege issues.
FFT runs on Microsoft Windows operating systems (version 7 or higher), and requires Microsoft .NET libraries (version 4 or higher, generally included in Windows installation) and Java (version 1.6 / 6 or higher).
FFT contains the following updates:
2. Improvements to the FFT user interface, including:
Fire and Environmental Research Applications Team (FERA). Fuel and fire tools. https://www.fs.usda.gov/pnw/tools/fuel-and-fire-tools-fft.
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